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Rue du Gros-Horloge

Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
+33 2 62 86 46 21
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“clock tower” (27 reviews)
“gros horloge” (30 reviews)
Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
+33 2 62 86 46 21
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Situated in a shopping street, this clock is amazing from both sides, each of which are worth a photo. Read up on the history. It is one of the oldest working clocks in the world, and thus no minute hand

Thank RobertMBE2014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This clock a wonder due to the time it was built. It's located in a very beautiful part of the town. I truly believe it's a must see. The clock only has one hand the hour hand. On the bottom of the clock is the...More

Thank Mamamia15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting Rouen with other seniors as we toured France on a river cruise.l This was one of our port of calls and it was fabulous! We took a walking tour and then had ample time to spend time to visit...More

2  Thank MaryannF650
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

From the church of Joan of Arc to the cathedral this is the rue to walk down. Full of history, old buildings and the clock tower it's a walk you need to take. Take a drink or something to eat and then stroll down to...More

1  Thank Craig B
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Dating to the period of William the Conqueror, this town clock is a beautiful gold face with only one hand. Ancient clock masters did not know how to have two mechanisms at the same time for the hour and minutes and the people did not...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is another street near the river. Don't miss the opportunity to check out people-watching, shopping, and photo ops.

Thank Norm G
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This street with the many restored historic houses has great character and everything to cater to the many visitors taste, cafés, ice cream parlours, pastry shops, you name it, it's there.

Thank Willy B
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Beautiful medieval, partially restored and functioning one-handed clock, massive in size, placed in a wall above the archway which saw Joan of Arc pass beneath it. Lovely colors in the huge clock, and gold everywhere. Roman numerals tell the hour with the hour hand, but...More

Thank NewWorld2C
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Very interesting and carefully laid out to make the climb to the top not seem so daunting. Once there the views are excellent.

Thank anonofbiggs
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Worth going down the busy shopping street to have a look. Look underneath the arch for a high relief sculpture.

Thank Snowdonia_Holidays
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