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Always a wow!

The approach road gives no hint of the panoramic view that appears as you arrive at the viewpoint... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
St Neots, United Kingdom
Take the west route, from the town center

If you walk there on foot, DO NOT take the South-East route in Google Maps. At first the streets... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Alexey K
Irkutsk, Russia
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

The approach road gives no hint of the panoramic view that appears as you arrive at the viewpoint. There is parking but be careful as the viewpoint is on a sharp bend. We lived in Rouen for a year in the mid 70s and were...More

Thank Brian_StNeots
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

If you walk there on foot, DO NOT take the South-East route in Google Maps. At first the streets climb steeply up, and after Chemin des Tilleuls there is just a half-overgrown path. It was obvious that it was hardly ever used. It requires proper...More

Thank Alexey K
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I walked up from the city along the recommended tourist route. The access up the hill is poorly signposted and doesn't look like it has been maintained for a long time. There was rubbish strewn at the look-out which was just a bare hard stand...More

Thank JClare62
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Côte Ste Catherine offers a wonderful panorama over the city of Rouen. We followed a group of students who advised us to spend an hour walking uphill. It is recommended to do it around 10am to benefit from the morning sunlight. We had a nice...More

Thank JohnPaul2010
Reviewed 7 October 2015

A short walk out of the centre of Rouen and a short - but not unstrenuous - walk up the hillside brings you to the Panorama (the less energetic may drive). We were rewarded with superb views and photo-opportunities of the city of Rouen. Well...More

1  Thank JPHStVincent
Reviewed 12 September 2015

You can take bus 13 from the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville up to the Cöte Ste Cathérine. From there, it is still a 12-minute walk (sloping slightly down, actually) to the vantage point. From a parking space-cum-terrace in a sharp turn in the road...More

3  Thank Ida737
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Beautiful sight. Definitely worth the detour for photographs. A word of warning: pretty difficult to access by foot. I got lost in the hillside streets on my way up. Bring a map. Also, the top of the hill is definitely not pedestrian-friendly.

Thank Joris G
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The walk to the 'foot' of the hill is only about 15 minutes from the Notre Dame Cathedral and if you're looking to kill a couple of hours there are few better ways to do so! If anyone is interested, walk past the Saint-Maclou church...More

4  Thank SteveSarah8
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

We had lovely weather today so made the walk to the top to get an over view. I like this as it brings all the sites visited into focus while getting to burn some calories.

Thank bsorge
Reviewed 8 October 2014

We came here on market day the weather was hot but great to mill about a must is the track up the hill. The views were fantastic. Don't take a tour mill at your own pace it's brilliant DO NOT GOT TO THE LARGE CAFE...More

3  Thank poshpip
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