One hour from Paris, discover Rouen and its norman charms. To explore it at your leisure, we invite you to book the comfortable rooms of Kyriad 3-star hotels in the city.
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Find the not to be missed sights of Rouen
From your Kyriad Rouen Center hotel, head to the Place du Vieux-Marché (where Joan of Arc was burned alive in 1431) for a coffee, then continue to the shopping street Gros-Horloge where you can do some shopping before arriving on the forecourt of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen. You will notice a certain asymmetry of its facade, due to the fact of its construction which began in the mid-twelfth century and has been reworked many times over the course of history. Can you evoke the famous series of 30 cathedrals of Rouen which Claude Monet, in the years 1890, strives to represent the different lights of the day and the seasons? At the top of its bell tower, a cast iron arrow is laid in the nineteenth century and rises to more than 150m! Attached to the cathedral, an arch-episcopal palace, still occupied by an archbishop, can be observed. Inside, you will discover the burials of various Dukes of Normandy such as that of Rollon, founder of the Duchy in 911 and, in one of the crypts, the heart of Richard Lionheart, King of England and Duke of Normandy Stained glass windows, made between the 13th and 21st centuries, are exceptional witnesses to the art of stained glass.
Docks 76A only 5 minutes by car (or a few bus stops) from your Kyriad Rouen Center hotel, the Docks 76 welcome you all year long. They are the first step of a major gentrification project to upgrade the Luciline neighborhood to a new, dynamic and enjoyable center of life in Rouen. With its eco-responsible actions, it is the first complex in France to receive environmental certification. You will find a selection of 80 boutiques with major brands like Esprit, Hollister or Yogurt Factory and regional brands like Le Fabuleux Shaman, a Rouen-based company launched in 2013. A Pathé cinema is also part of the complex and offers you to follow the news in one of its 14 rooms. Restaurants such as La crêperie des Docks, Wooper's, Paul or My Café will allow you to have a gourmet break. If you prospect to open a business, know that a service is available to you, to obtain information on the possibilities in course. Finally, a free and unlimited WiFi access is available and the reception of the Docks can, if necessary, you book a taxi.
A real green oasis on the south shore of Rouen, the Jardin des Plantes welcomes you all year long and, over the seasons, presents various colorful plant species with mesmerizing scents. Workshops, animations and conferences are proposed within the park. They allow you to learn how to garden, cut trees and become familiar with nature. Since 2013, a honey garden has been developed. Three hives are installed and you can observe from the park (the space is not accessible to the public) the work of the workers, while you documenting the importance of their role through explanatory panels, located at the The garden has many trees, including some remarkable species such as an American oak, a giant sequoia or a Caucasian walnut tree. You will also find a greenhouse overlooking the waterways on the central alley, where children are telegraphing small boats. For nearly 170 years, it has been home to carnivorous plants and tropical flowers. A bandstand, boules pitch, ping-pong tables and a children's playground complete the facilities of this garden where you will be happy to spend some time before joining your Kyriad Rouen Center hotel.