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Rue du Gros-Horloge

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Address: Centre-Ville, Rouen, France
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Big clock street

Impossible not to love a street with that name. Heaving with people, lots of lovely shops, and of course the aforesaid Big Clock. Don't miss the delightful carvings underneath the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 June 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Impossible not to love a street with that name. Heaving with people, lots of lovely shops, and of course the aforesaid Big Clock. Don't miss the delightful carvings underneath the arch, before you approach the Vieux Marche and the ghastly monstrosity that is the Joan of Arc church (see the tasteful and moving memorial chapel in the cathedral instead). Reminded... More 

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Lovely view of the big clock. The street is full of shops and restaurants but the best restaurant by far is La Chablada near the Ibis Champs de Mar.

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

Beautiful clock face. You are able to climb the tower but we didn't on this occasion. The archway below the clock is very impressive with amazing sculptures.

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

You really can't miss the clock as you enter the archway along the main street toward the Cathedral. Be sure to stop and see the carvings along the top of the archway. Although we did not go up, I understand you can climb up to have a view of the surrounding area. It really is a beautiful clock...and as a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Beautiful and fascinating site - climb the winding stairs and see the clock from inside. Don't miss this amazing bit of history.

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Springdale, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

The clock is on both sides of the building, so please note as you walk under. The hands were missing but if there, they would not move. The numbers move around to note the time.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

This mostly pedestrianized street is central to a visit to Rouen, as it houses, as is noted in its title, the Gros-Horlage, which I've written about elsewhere, the famous cathedral at one end and the church of St Joan at the other. In addition there are several lovely shops, some eateries, and a surprise or two, including a plaque (not... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

The Gros-Horloge clock is a short walk down a cobblestone street from the Notre Dame cathedral in Rouen. It is worth seeing if you are in the area. As you walk under the clock, note the beautiful detail of the ceiling underneath.

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Tayport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

Easy town to enjoy. You can pay a visit to the tower of the Gros Horloge. There is a small charge but the view of the town looks stunning.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

We walked around the historical centre with its cobbled streets in the evening after most of the shops were closed. The Gros Horloge is a very interesting clock above the walkway which is different on each side. Take the time to look up when you are standing under the clock. We didn't have any trouble from beggars as others have... More 

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