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Rouen is a city in the northern French region of Normandy. Located on the River Seine, it is the capital of the region and the prefecture of the Seine-Maritime department. Rouen has a population of around 110,000, making it the second largest city in Normandy after Caen.

Rouen is situated in the heart of the Seine Valley, an area of great natural beauty. The city is surrounded by the rolling countryside of the Pays de Caux and the hills of the Seine Valley. The climate in Rouen is mild and humid, with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing in winter.

Rouen has a long and rich history, dating back to the Roman period. It was an important trading post in the Middle Ages, and a powerful centre of the Huguenot movement. During the Hundred Years' War, Rouen was the seat of the English government in France. In 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in the city's Old Market Square.

Rouen is also known for its Gothic architecture. The city is home to the Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most important Gothic churches in France. Other notable landmarks include the Gros Horloge, a 14th-century astronomical clock, and the Palais de Justice, a former royal palace.

Rouen is a vibrant city, with a lively cultural scene. It is home to a number of museums, galleries and theatres, as well as numerous festivals throughout the year. The city is also a popular tourist destination, with its beautiful riverside setting and historic attractions.

Excursion tips for a day in Rouen

Rouen is a beautiful city in France with a variety of attractions and activities to explore. Here are some of the top things to do in Rouen on a day trip:

1. Visit the Rouen Cathedral, a stunning Gothic-style cathedral that dates back to the 12th century.

2. Explore the Gros-Horloge, a famous astronomical clock located in the heart of the city.

3. Wander through the historic streets of the Vieux Marche, the old market district.

4. Take a boat tour along the Seine River to admire the picturesque views of Rouen.

5. Admire the art at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, one of the oldest art galleries in France.

6. Tour the Château de Rouen, a medieval castle with a rich history.

7. Visit the Joan of Arc Museum, which is dedicated to the life and legacy of the famous French heroine.

8. Shop for souvenirs at the bustling Place du Vieux-Marché.

9. Sample some of the local specialties at one of the city’s many restaurants.

10. Enjoy the nightlife at one of Rouen’s many bars and clubs.

Experience Rouen with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Rouen. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Rouen

Rouen in France experiences a temperate oceanic climate with mild winters and warm summers. In the spring, the temperature ranges from an average low of 7°C (45°F) to an average high of 17°C (63°F). During the summer, the temperature ranges from an average low of 13°C (55°F) to an average high of 22°C (72°F). In autumn, temperatures range from an average low of 8°C (46°F) to an average high of 17°C (63°F). In winter, temperatures range from an average low of 3°C (37°F) to an average high of 9°C (48°F). Rainfall is spread throughout the year, with the wettest months being October and November.

Cruise weather for Rouen

Our weather forecast for Rouen helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 21.5 °C
min: 14.8 °C
19.8 m/s
44.3 m/s
72.8 %
23.2 m
74.1 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 12.7 °C
11.2 m/s
23.4 m/s
64.7 %
24.1 m
71.5 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 27.2 °C
min: 16.5 °C
13.3 m/s
28.4 m/s
46.1 %
24.1 m
68.6 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 14.1 °C
14.4 m/s
19.4 m/s
35.2 %
24.1 m
71.1 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 21.4 °C
min: 16.7 °C
22.0 m/s
32.0 m/s
74.3 %
24.1 m
75.0 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 13.1 °C
20.5 m/s
33.8 m/s
57.1 %
24.1 m
74.2 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 17.5 °C
23.8 m/s
37.1 m/s
99.5 %
23.9 m
81.7 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 20.6 °C
min: 11.8 °C
24.1 m/s
36.0 m/s
47.7 %
24.1 m
73.9 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 21.0 °C
min: 10.8 °C
24.5 m/s
30.6 m/s
63.1 %
24.1 m
72.2 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 21.0 °C
min: 11.3 °C
21.2 m/s
26.0 m/s
44.2 %
24.1 m
72.2 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 11.4 °C
12.6 m/s
16.9 m/s
35.5 %
24.1 m
72.0 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 13.8 °C
15.5 m/s
15.5 m/s
63.1 %
24.1 m
73.7 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 31.3 °C
min: 15.7 °C
16.9 m/s
20.9 m/s
4.3 %
24.1 m
65.0 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 15.3 °C
18.7 m/s
23.8 m/s
37.1 %
24.1 m
70.0 %
1,018 hPa

Cruises to Rouen

Would you like to travel to Rouen on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Rouen.

Scheduled ship calls in Rouen, France
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Sep. 2024 Azamara Onward 04:00 pm 12:00 am
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 Azamara Onward 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Sep. 2024 Azamara Onward 12:00 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Sep. 2024 HANSEATIC nature 01:00 pm 12:00 am
Sep. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Sep. 2024 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 01:30 pm
Oct. 14th 2024 Monday, 14th of Oct. 2024 MS Sirena 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 13th 2025 Sunday, 13th of Apr. 2025 Silver Dawn 03:45 pm 12:00 am
Apr. 14th 2025 Monday, 14th of Apr. 2025 Silver Dawn 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Apr. 2025 Silver Dawn 12:00 am 07:15 pm
Apr. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Apr. 2025 MS Deutschland 12:00 am 03:00 pm
May 8th 2025 Thursday, 8th of May 2025 MS Amadea 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Jun. 6th 2025 Friday, 6th of Jun. 2025 Silver Spirit 12:00 pm 12:00 am
Jun. 7th 2025 Saturday, 7th of Jun. 2025 Silver Spirit 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Jun. 16th 2025 Monday, 16th of Jun. 2025 Azamara Quest 08:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 17th 2025 Tuesday, 17th of Jun. 2025 Azamara Quest 12:00 am 09:00 pm
Jul. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Jul. 2025 Silver Shadow 11:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 5th 2025 Saturday, 5th of Jul. 2025 Silver Shadow 12:00 am 01:00 pm
Sep. 7th 2025 Sunday, 7th of Sep. 2025 Azamara Journey 01:00 pm 12:00 am
Sep. 8th 2025 Monday, 8th of Sep. 2025 Azamara Journey 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 9th 2025 Tuesday, 9th of Sep. 2025 Azamara Journey 12:00 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 12th 2025 Friday, 12th of Sep. 2025 Silver Spirit 10:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 13th 2025 Saturday, 13th of Sep. 2025 Silver Spirit 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 7th 2026 Tuesday, 7th of Apr. 2026 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 8th 2026 Wednesday, 8th of Apr. 2026 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am

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