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Rue du Gros-Horloge

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Address: Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
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A beautiful part of the old town

Rouen is a beautiful french town to stroll around, particularly the old quarter with its timber houses and astronomical clock.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rouen is a beautiful french town to stroll around, particularly the old quarter with its timber houses and astronomical clock.

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Lanner, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a freezing february evening was not expecting to see such a lively city scene! Lovely old medieval buildings bending in to meet as you look up along this cobbled pedestrianised road, lined with both interesting and familiar shops to brouse and peruse - the arch and clock in the centre reminded me of Praque.

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Javea, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The main thoroughfare of the old town and many of the shops, bars and restaurants worth visiting are on this street or one of those that feeds into it. Atmospheric with interesting architecture well worth taking time to enjoy rather than just rushing along. We were in Rouen on a Sunday and it was closed so we spent a lot... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you have little time then this charming cobbled street lined with half-timbered shops selling everything from hand-made chocolates to antiques will have something for everyone. It is also the best route between the old and new Cathedrals. Bohemian and gothic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We walked this street at a half dozen different times of the day. It is different each time because there are different people using Rue du Gros-Horloge. The sequence seems to be street cleaners in the early morning, then delivery trucks, then dog walkers, worker bees, shopkeepers, then ne'er do wells picking choice curb space before the tourists arrive. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Seems to be the main shopping street. The whole street breathes an old atmosphere, especially when the clocks ring at the kathedral.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

In this street, you will walk along tons of shops, bakeries, restaurants...Some are within old style buildings are some just made some arrangement to get a modern touch. You can find any thing you want in here. This street goes from La place du vieux marche til the Cathedrale.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a surprisingly interesting tour, the audio guide comes in several languages and is very helpful. View from top of the tower to the cathedral is great, even in the autumn mist!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely medieval street off the Place de la Cathedral full of boutiques and cafes. Browse the boutiques, stop for drinks and if feeling energetic climb the small tower to get a closer look at the Gros Horlage which dominates the street. Of course you could just stay and have another drink at the bar below... basically this small street is... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Rue du Gros-Horloge is a beautiful street and not only can you find anything related to shopping and eating, but also you will be able to enjoy the amazing atmosphere of Rouen through the big golden clock

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