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There are few places that exude such a palpable air of medieval majesty as Rouen. With its dramatic display of soaring Gothic cathedrals, enthralling museums and magnificent medieval quarter, Rouen is a beguiling and beautiful destination. After being devastated by fire and floods, the city rose from the ashes like a figurative phoenix in order to recover its stunning cityscape and cultural richness. In typical French fashion, gastronomy is grand and gorgeous, and traditional treats are offered by the appealing array of both refined and rustic restaurants. Sip champagne in a chic bar or taste aromatic coffee in a charismatic café; however you spend your sophisticated sojourn, you’re sure to be seduced and surprised by the beauty of Rouen.
Unanimously hailed as an incredible example of ecclesiastical extravagance, Rouen’s captivating Cathedrale Notre Dame is a stunning and sacred sight. The construction took 400 hundred years to complete, and this architectural amalgamation is evident upon the fabulous façade. Cultural pilgrims can ascend the 75m butter tower in order to enjoy panoramic vistas of the enchanting and enthralling city.
Beneath a swirling staircase in the gorgeously Gothic Palais de Justice resides an alluring structure whose presence is the only indication of Rouen’s medieval Jewish community. A remarkable Romanesque structure known as the Monument Juif dates back to 1100 and is the only Jewish structure in western Europe. Excellent guides with explain the history and significance of the monument to historic enthusiasts.
Famed for its culinary indulgence and artistic license, Restaurant Origine dazzles and delights with its perfectly presented dishes inspired by international classics. A tantalising tasting menu showcases the finest flavours on offer and features delicacies such as smoked cod, radish salad and stewed beef. (26 Rampe Cauchoise, 76000, Rouen, France)