Rouen & Notre Dame Cathedral of Rouen

5.5 hours | Paris/Normandy (Le Havre) | L E H - 2 1 5
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  • Rouen & Cathedral
Shopping Opportunities, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your tour begins as you board your motorcoach for a scenic, 1.5-hour drive through the Norman countryside on the motorway, heading inland to Rouen.

You'll disembark near the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen to begin your walking tour though the old section of Rouen, down narrow cobbled lanes lined with ancient, timbered houses. Rouen boasts over 700 of these medieval structures.

You'll continue down the bustling Rue Saint Romain and the Rue du Gros Horloge, passing Rouen's old fortified clock tower and law courts, housed in a Renaissance building.

You'll visit the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, a superb example of French Gothic architecture that took 300 years to complete. The cast iron spire is the largest in France and the central portal features an elaborately painted 'Tree of Jesus.' Your guide escorts you into the interior, which features a Lady Chapel, the tombs of Rouen's archbishops, secure behind wrought iron gates, and impressive 15th-century stained glass windows.

Next on your itinerary is a photo stop at the Place du Vieux Marché, the Old Marketplace, the site where the English burned Joan of Arc at the stake. Today, the square boasts the Great Cross of Rehabilitation erected in tribute to the Maid of Orleans, a daring modern church is dedicated to her memory.

Before departing for the ship, you'll have approximately an hour in the city center to shop and browse. You'll find an eclectic mix of gifts and souvenirs, as the busy streets are lined with boutiques, jewelers, perfumeries and modern department stores such as Le Printemps and Galeries Lafayette

Special Notes:

THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE TO PASSENGERS EMBARKING OR DISEMBARKING IN LE HAVRE.

The drive from Le Havre to Rouen is approximately 1.5 hours each way.

Visit of Rouen Cathedral is subjected to ceremonies – closed on Monday & Sunday mornings and November 11, 2020.

On Sundays, the majority of the boutiques and shops remain closed; however, souvenir stores, restaurants, cafés and bakeries remain open.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a guided walking tour of Rouen and visit to Notre Dame Cathedral of Rouen

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach / Walking
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:30
Time at site:
02:30
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:30