Rouen Cruises

Ariel view of Rouen and river, France
Ariel view of Rouen and river, France

The ‘City of a Hundred Bells’, Rouen, is capital of the French region of Normandy. This 2,000-year-old port city on the River Seine, important in Roman times and the Middle Ages, is a unique city rich with monuments and museums.  

Rouen’s narrow pedestrianised streets lined with tall, half-timber houses and a statue marking the spot where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, is a pointer to the city’s dark history. Devastated by fire, the plague and bombs in the past, modern Rouen is now a vibrant cultural centre, and one of Normandy’s most engaging destinations.[ReadMoreMob]

The skyline is dominated by the spires of Cathédrale Notre-Dame, much-painted by  Claude Monet. The Gothic churches of Saint-Maclou and Saint-Ouen are also must-see attractions, two of the best examples of gothic architecture in France and a important part of Rouen’s history. [ReadMore]

The city's beautiful botanical garden – Jardin de Plantes de Rouen, is also worth a visit. Its 600 different plant species and various gardens, including a rock garden, rose garden and a garden full of medicinal plants, are a joy to wander through.

Cruises to Rouen

The River Seine in Rouen, France The River Seine in Rouen, France The River Seine in Rouen, France

French Cities with the Seine • L2134

 Portsmouth
Balmoral
Sat 30 Oct 2021
5 nights
  • An in-depth exploration of the beautiful River Seine
  • Explore Normandy’s capital in search of the Cathédrale de Notre Dame
  • Be charmed by Honfleur’s historic maritime city
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Exploring European Cities • L2203

 Southampton
Balmoral
Mon 07 Feb 2022
8 nights
  • Experience beautiful European cities at their uncrowded best
  • Discover Antwerp’s highlights, such as the Diamond District
  • Your small ship sails the Seine all the way to Rouen