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Living in Rouen: Quite an attractive city!

 With 1500 students ,  INSA -Rouen is the most important engineering school in Normandy .Rouen is a university city  that keeps the traces of its history

Rouen is  at the crossroads of economic  exchanges

Almost half way between Paris (which is 125 kms away , south-east ) and the Channel  , Rouen has a population of 106,000 inhabitants. The lively atmosphere is largely due to the size of the student population : over 40,000.
Thanks to its river port and sea port , Rouen is one of the most important chemical and petrochemical industrial centre in France and in Europe .


Monuments and museums

Known as the « Ville aux cent clochers »( it has many church towers ) , Rouen is the historical capital city of Normandy.Tourists are attracted by its cultural and artistic  heritage.This safe and pleasant place to live has inspired many renowned writers and artists such as Pierre Corneille or Gustave Flaubert. Historical  parts of the city are kept intact with pedestrianized streets and high medieval buildings all around.

You are invited to visit its numerous museums and discover its picturesque houses with wood corners , its cathedral , its Gros Horloge, its Palais de Justice , its Aitre and Saint Maclou 's church , its Saint Ouen 's abbey church , or its famous Donjon ( the keep in which Joan of Arc was made a prisoner).

Rouen is both a city of art and history. Nestled in one of the Seine river  loops , Rouen  is proud  of its rich historical streets , churches and monuments.

Useful information - Rouen :

Rouen tourism

Going out in Rouen

Events 2006

Useful information - Normandy :

Normandy Tourism board

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