As elsewhere, one cannot count for good weather all the time in Normandy. Visiting Rouen you can enjoy a stay over, despite a few drops of rain. Here are some ideas of discoveries in the Norman capital under the clouds.
You open the window and the sky is grey? Don’t panic, the city center of Rouen offers numerous museums to explore alone, with family or with friends. Consider the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Fauna and Flora of the Natural History Museum, or the gems of the Wrought Iron Works Museum and the Museum of Antiquities.
The Panorama XXL or the Joan of Arc History Museum allows you to browse the halls of these unavoidable points of interest and history, and whilst there take one of their many guided tours.
A few minutes from Rouen, discover the Matmut Centre of Art in Saint-Pierre de Varengeville or the II WWW Museum August 44, in Duclair where you will discover another facade of the Valley of the Seine.
to warm up
Undeniably the charm of a sunny terrace situated on one of the many pedestrian streets or squares of Rouen are tempting, but rainy days also cater for those who loves cozy restaurants or tea rooms, that will welcome you with warm smiles. Drop your umbrella at the entrance, relax and discover the many local specialties of Norman.
Discover a wide choice of brasseries, restaurants or traditional institutions to keep warm while watching the rain fall through the window, after your shopping spree nothing like a hot cup of tea or just nibbling away at the many delicious recipes.
With views of the Cathedral, the Place du Vieux Marché, or on the banks of the Seine, you will quickly forget that there are a few clouds present in the Norman sky.
When the clouds open up, take a cultural break in one of the many monuments and religious buildings of the Rouen metropolis. Enter Notre Dame Cathedral to admire its greatness or discover the Abbey Saint-Ouen and listen to the magnificent sound of its world renown organ.
Local homes, castles, manors, churches, the Dungeon of Joan of Arc and the circus Theatre of Elbeuf are places to visit should you want to stay dry.
Leisure and shopping
sheltered from rain
You want to entertain the kids, spend an afternoon between friends, an evening with your love – Rouen has many places for you to have fun whilst staying out in the rain. Cinemas, theatres, concert, fun activities such as karting or bowling halls, you will find what your heart desires.
An afternoon shopping between girls, an output for balances, malls Docks 76 or Saint-Sever welcome you throughout the year, Sun or rain. Car parks, shopping malls, points of restaurants and playgrounds for children will facilitate your shopping in the rain sprees.