Settled by the Celts, Rouen really flourished in the Middle Ages. In a natural amphitheater on the Seine, the capital of Normandy is important as a commercial and cultural center. Today the city is a blend of ancient and modern. Rouen is known as the City of a Hundred Spires; many of its important edifices are churches. The most magnificent one is the Cathedral of Notre Dame, a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture immortalized in Claude Monet’s series “Cathedrales de Rouen.” Surrounding the large square are picturesque half-timbered houses with steeply pointed roofs. The wealth of architectural treasures and the ambience of Rouen
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Paris and Normandy River Cruise with Jeff Wagner
Join WTMJ’s Jeff Wagner and his wife Fran as you journey from Paris through Normandy’s beautiful countryside. You’ll uncover its many charms: Richard the Lionheart’s Chateau Gaillard, the medieval capital of Rouen, Monet’s beloved home in Giverny and the famed Normandy beaches.Normandy has been the setting for many battles over the centuries, including the D-...
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