The cathedral in Rouen is a remarkable view with its impressive Flamboyant Gothic west facade and towering spire. Unfortunately we had no luck on the day we visited: the choir with its side chapels and the ambulatory were closed for some works and we had to be content with the (rather plain) nave and the transept, which might explain why, apart from its exterior, we were not overly excited by what we saw.
But we will surely give it another try because we enjoyed the city of Rouen very much: the centre is very lively and full of attractive timber-framed houses, it is a pleasure to stroll through its streets. We visited two museums, the Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, the latter displaying a collection of wrought ironwork in a disused church which we found most interesting.
$updated from: Cathedral Cities.htxt Sun 13 Dec 2020 16:00:13 trvl2 (By Vero and Thomas Lauer)$