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Fascinating history in Northern France

Rouen, located on France’s northern coast, is a city rich in beautiful medieval architecture and known for its large number of heritage-listed buildings, making Rouen an excellent destination for history buffs.

Rouen was one of medieval Europe's largest and most economically successful cities. With this prestige, the city became a centre for culture in the region of Normandy, and many of its historical monuments have survived to this day.

The best way to see Rouen and its surroundings, whether you're travelling alone or with a group, is by renting a camper van. Hire a campervan from one of our motorhomebookers.com affiliates to get rolling.

Top 5 facts about Rouen

  1. The Gothic-style Notre Dame Cathedral is the tallest in France and features several relics, including the heart of Richard the Lionheart.
  2. Joan of Arc was executed in Rouen during the 15th century, and visitors can see the castle where she was held prisoner, her place of execution, and a museum about her life.
  3. The area around Old Market Square is famed for its old wooden houses and vibrant atmosphere, including street art.
  4. The countryside surrounding Rouen is breathtaking, and visitors should take some time to visit the idyllic village of St Jean du Cardonnay and explore its old church and chateau.
  5. Gros-Horloge is a magnificent Renaissance-era clock and one of the most photographed landmarks in the city.

These highlights await you when you rent a camper van in Rouen

Rouen is full of fascinating historical monuments, and you can easily visit these when you rent a motorhome in the city. Notre Dame Cathedral is the tallest cathedral in France, and its elaborate Gothic architecture is a sight to behold. Within the cathedral’s walls, you can see religious relics and art, including the tomb of Richard I of England: Richard the Lionheart.

Another attraction in Rouen is the ornate Renaissance-era astronomical clock known as Gros-Horloge. The clock is one of the most photographed landmarks in Rouen, and you can go inside for panoramic views of the city.

Several historic sites in Rouen are dedicated to the French saint and martyr Joan of Arc, who was executed in the city in 1431. Visitors can visit the Joan of Arc Museum to learn about her life, the Tour Jeanne d’Arc, where she was held awaiting trial and find the place of her execution outside the Eglise Sainte Jeanne d’Arc.

Other historical sites worth visiting include Eglise Saint-Maclou, the Palais de Justice, and the Old Market Square. Take some time to visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts and admire its collection of impressionist works, the wrought-iron artefacts in the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles and ceramic items in Musée de la Céramique. Finally, spend some time in the Jardin des Plantes to relax among the many plants and gardens there.

This makes Rouen particularly suitable as a starting point for your road trip

There is much to see in Normandy's surrounding countryside when renting a camper van in Rouen. Take some time to visit some of the quaint and picturesque villages nearby, such as St Jean du Cardonnay, which features the 16th-century church of St. Jean and the magnificent Château de Bois-Guilbert nearby. For those looking to get close to nature, there is also the Seine Regional Natural Park, which features camping and walking trails in natural parkland.

Camper van rental: Useful information for your trip to Rouen

Deauville Normandie Airport is the closest operating airport to the city, and trains run between Rouen and other major cities. Campsites can be found near Rouen and in the Seine Regional Natural Park, and some of the best include Camping du Lac and Camping le Clos Normand.

Rent a motorhome now and discover the region around Rouen

Rouen is a city with plenty of fascinating history to uncover. Book your motorhome rental in Rouen with motorhomebookers.com to start your adventure today!

The Gros-Horloge (Great-Clock) is a fourteenth-century astronomical clock in Rouen, Normandy, France

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