Situated on the banks of the picturesque River Seine, Rouen is the capital of Normandy. This beautiful and diverse city in the north of France has been popular with visitors for decades. The city was formerly one of the more prosperous areas of medieval Europe; among other things, Rouen was home to the Exchequer of Normandy in the Middle Ages. In addition, it is here that you can visit the square where Joan of Arc was tried for heresy and subsequently burned at the stake in 1431. Book a hotel in Rouen to experience this history and culture for yourself.
What can I see on a walk through Rouen?
Rouen is characterised by its stunning architecture. The centre is filled to the brim with beautifully restored medieval buildings, excellent museums and vibrant culture. Central to the city is a towering Gothic Cathedral. Rouen itself was subject to severe bombing raids during the Second World War, but despite this, the city was rebuilt to mimic some of its original medieval features. Timber-framed houses line the quaint streets, making this city perfect for a scenic stroll.
Why should I go to Rouen for my next business trip?
The city has excellent rail and road links to major cities in France. In fact, Rouen is less than a two-hour drive from Paris. In addition, Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport is just a 90-minute drive away, linking the city to many other cities around Europe such as Stockholm, Madrid and Milan. Rouen is also the perfect place to find luxurious hotels. Many of these hotels have beautiful Gothic features and stunning views of the town as well as exquisite restaurants where you can sample the local cuisine.
What can I discover when I book a hotel in Rouen?
To truly experience this beautiful city, visit the cathedral in central Rouen. This Roman Catholic, Gothic style building was the subject of several paintings by impressionist Claude Monet. For a more modern experience, consider visiting The Panorama XXL. This technologically advanced exhibition shows 360 degree views of Rouen and other cities in different eras. Whether it is Rouen in 1431 or Rome in the year 312, this exhibit is sure to be an interactive, interesting and eye opening experience. A hotel in Rouen will place you close to all of these sights.