As you walk through the historical centre, past half timbered houses, discover architectural treasures for example Gothic monuments like the Notre Dame Cathedral, St Ouen Abbey, Saint Maclou Church and the Palais de Justice or Renaissance style monuments like the Gros Horloge, Saint Maclou Ossuary and the Bourgtheroulde Mansion.
The fine Arts museum
An outstanding collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures is complemented by furniture and other art objects.
Paintings by Caravaggio, Velázquez, Delacroix, Géricault, Modigliani, Monet and Sisley are amongst the most famous.
Entrance: Esplanade Marcel Duchamp. Tel 02 35 71 28 40
Open everyday from 10am to 6pm except on Tuesday. Closed 1/1, 1/5, 8/5, Ascension, 14/7, 5/8, 1/11, 11/11, 25/12.
This large faience collection shows the evolution of Rouen earthenware as well as some works from other important production centres (Nevers, Moustiers, Delft, etc.).
Opening of two new rooms dedicated to the Sèvres China of XIX and XX centuries.
Entrance at 1, rue Faucon Tel. 02 35 07 31 74.
Open daily except Tuesday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm. Closed : 1/1, 1/5, 8/5, Ascension, 14/7, 5/8, 1/11, 11/11, 25/12.
Museum Le Secq des Tournelles, iron works
This ironworks collection is unrivalled anywhere in the world.
Architecture elements, door knockers, jewellery, sewing objects and costumes.
Entrance at 2, rue Jacques Villon Disabled access, rue Deshays.Tel. 02 35 88 42 92.
Open daily except Tuesday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm. Closed: 1/1, 1/5, 8/5, Ascension, 14/7, 15/8, 1/11, 11/11, 25/12.
Le XXL Bar 25-27, rue de la Savonnerie - 76000 Rouen (gay)
L'Insolite 58, rue d'Amiens - 76000 Rouen (gay)
Le Miss MARPLE 35, rue de la Tour-de-Beurre - 76000 Rouen (Lesbian )
Le TRIPLEX * * * (gay friendly) 177, route de Paris - Amfreville La Mivoie près de Rouen. Tel : 02.35.07.40.30
LE CHAKRA 4 bis, boulevard Ferdinand de Lesseps - 76000 ROUEN Tél : 02.32.10.12.02
LAS VEGAS 2, rue Malherbe - 76100 Rouen– infoline : 02.35.03.29.36 from 11pm to 5 am.