Guide to Visiting Rouen with Kids

Guide to Visiting Rouen with Kids, Rouen, France (B)

Rouen in Normandy is one of the most ancient and historic cities in France. It’s also one of the prettiest. Colourful, half-timbered houses line the narrow cobbled streets and gruesome gargoyles glare down at you from the tops of the Gothic buildings. Rouen is as fascinating now as it was to the Impressionist painters over 100 years ago.

Rouen is an ideal city to explore with children. It has the relaxed feel of a much smaller town and you can easily walk around the historic sights in a day. But this is a place worth lingering for far longer. Spend several days in Rouen and you’ll end up falling in love with this charming city. Here’s our guide to visiting Rouen with kids, with tips on what to see and do and how to make it more fun.

There’s a lot to explore in Rouen with kids. There are towers to climb, free museums to visit and plenty of parks and open spaces to run around in. Rouen is a great place to find out more about some of the most exciting periods of history. It was founded by the Romans and later ruled by Rollo, the Viking chief who became Normandy’s first ruler back in the 9th century. Rouen even became part of England under King Henry V and it was during this time that Joan of Arc was burned at the stake here in 1431. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Guide to Visiting Rouen with Kids
Guide Location: France » Rouen
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Clare Thomson
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Place du Vieux-Marche
  • Church of Sainte Jeanne d’Arc
  • The Gros Horloge
  • Chocolat Auzou
  • The Historial Jeanne d’Arc
  • rue Massacre
  • rue des Chanoines
  • Saint-Maclou church
  • Verdrel Square
  • Musee des Beaux-Arts
  • abbey of Saint-Ouen
  • Saint-Sever
  • Rue Martainville
  • La Petite Auberge
  • Au P’ti Verdot
  • Cosy Lunch
  • Le Donjon de Rouen
  • Aitre Saint-Maclou