Compare Rouen campervan hire prices in France with Compare & Choose UK, but whats in and around Rouen you may ask yourself. Rouen is the capital of the Upper Normandy region, as well as the historic capital of Normandy. The city is built along the River Seine in the north western section of France, and the urban area is home to nearly half a million Rouennais. The city is 135 kilometres to the north west of Paris.
In medieval times, Rouen was one of the most prosperous cities in Europe, and during the Middle Ages was the seat of the Exchequer of Normandy. It was also one of the Anglo Norman dynasty capitals from the 11th century to the 15th century.
Rouen has the following twin sister cities including Gdansk in Poland, Cleveland in the USA, Hanover in Germany, Norwich in the United Kingdom, Ningbo in China, Salerno in Italy, Wejherowo in Poland, and Jeju City in South Korea.
The Opera de Rouen is the main opera company of the city and frequently stages classical and opera performances, including other types of dance spectaculars.
Every four years the city of Rouen hosts L'Armada. This one event draws millions of tourists from all around the globe to come and see an amazing display of ships from all over the world. It includes modern warships, and some of the fine and most expensive vessels on the planet. The ships come up the River Seine and moor in the many quays scattered along the port of Rouen. Other festivities include firework displays and concerts.
The iconic attractions of the city include the Church of Saint Maclou, Cailly, Rouen Castle, the Church of St Ouen, Rouen Cathedral, the Museum d'Historie Naturelle de Rouen, Pont Gustave Flaubert, Musee des Beaux Arts de Rouen, Musee maritime fluvial et portuaire, Musee de la ceramique, Musee Le Secq des Tournelles and the Jardin des Plantes de Rouen.
The city is also home to the University of Rouen and the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Rouen.