There are so many delightful Paris day trip options. With each place having its own unique vibe and ability to transport you to another time in history. From whimsical chateaus to artist’s tranquil homes and gardens and many more. The best part is these fabulous places are a short train or car ride away and Rouen is certainly no exception.
Discover the capital of the Normandy region, which is located on the River Seine in northern France. Here are a few wonderful ways to spend a day in Rouen.
60 – 90 minutes from Paris (depending on the train)
How to Get There
Hop on a train at Gare Saint Lazare direct to Gare de Rouen – Rive – Droite
SEE AND DO
Wander the Medieval Quarter
Leisurely stroll through the cobblestone streets and admire the vibrant architecture. There are over 2000 half – timbered houses in Rouen and 227 of those have been listed as historical monuments. Along the way you will come across the Cathédrale Notre – Dame de Rouen and Gros Horloge.
Stroll through the Jardin des Plantee de Rouen
Take time out to smell the roses in the beautiful and calming botanical gardens. This lovely garden is a parfait place for a picnic, people watching or an afternoon stroll.
Location: 114ter Avenue des Martyrs de la Résistance, 76100 Rouen
People watch on Rue Cauchoise
Grab a drink at one of the relaxed bars and soak up the atmosphere with a good dose of people watching. Once you have worked up an appetite wander to Alyio Nouchka and enjoy a delicious bowl of Pélménis sibériens.
Get inspired at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
A wonderful space to spend a few hours with works from the renaissance to the present age. There is free admission to the impressive permanent collection.
Location: Espl. Marcel Duchamp, 76000 Rouen