Rouen is the ideal place for a romantic breakaway and that is why artists are inspired by the charm of the capital city of Normandy, to create their fine works of art. Where to go and what to do in Rouen when you’re in love? With Valentine’s Day approaching, you can ignite the flame of love by visiting.
spots in Rouen
Come and discover hand in hand the awesome sites, like the Gros-Horloge, Rouen Cathedral, Saint-Maclou Church and Damiette Street.
Rouen has a meander of narrow alleys with half-timbered house facades, that give it its charming allure. A great opportunity for lovers to discover rue des Chanoines, rue du Petit Mouton and not to miss rue du Rosier.
Broader in size, but not less endearing, is to follow rue Eau-de-Robec, with its charming water canal and let yourself be guided by the magic of this street popular with locals and tourists alike.
Gardens and parks are also synonymous to love. Come and visit the Jardin des Plantes, Verdrel square with its famous swans and the gardens of the Town Hall.
Take height by visiting St. Catherine Hill at Bonsecours, to admire an awe-inspiring panorama of Rouen. Take in the city view, also nicknamed by Victor Hugo as the city with a hundred spires; its bridges that crosses the Seine, and experience a sunset for a magical moment in love.
The loops of the Seine nurtures many villages of exceptional romanticism, like La Bouille, that was dear to the writer Hector Malot.
Following the road of the abbeys, and stroll through Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville and Jumièges, famous for their majestic Abbeys.
Activities in Rouen
Rouen and Seine Valley offer many activities, especially when in love.
During your romantic weekend in Rouen, opt for a charming hotel in the heart of the city or a bed and breakfast to be spoiled.
Take a cruise on the Seine River and let yourself be tempted by lunch or a romantic dinner, an exquisite setting to celebrate love and your loved one.
Should a cruise not be your choice, Rouen has a multitude of charming gastronomic restaurants in the heart of the historic center.