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Shuttle transfer from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rouen City
Rouen is a French commune located in the north-west of France. This city is the prefecture of the department of Seine Maritime while being the prefecture of the Normandy region. In the medieval era, Rouen is the capital of the Duchy of Normandy. It was in the 3rd century that this Gallo-Roman city was marked by an important development. Indeed, during this century, a large amphitheater and major projects were born. In the 4th century, the first cathedral was built and a first bishop, Saint Victrice, was appointed. The latter relates, in fact, in "De laudesanctorum" the construction of a basilica to house the relics he received from Ambrose of Milan. He was referring to the Saint-Etienne church which was then under construction.
A trade of the Viking period, Rouen had become a commercial port with the Paris region and a slave market. It was in 1150 that it obtained a communal charter and became an important trading center city of the region. Rouen was the leading exporter of salt, fish, wheat and wine, particularly in Paris. Due to its development, it has even exported to England. On January 19, 1419, during the Hundred Years War, King Henry V of England took the city and attached Normandy to the English crown. It is also noteworthy that it was in Rouen that Joan of Arc was judged then burned in 1431 by an executor of the judgments, Geoffrey Thérage.
In the sixteenth century, Rouen was then one of the most populous cities in the kingdom after Lyon, Marseille and the capital of France. In the 15th century, the city knew a great development thanks to the development of the draperies without setting aside other areas which have already prospered like silk and metallurgy. As a result, a century later, this city was the main trading port in France.
The Normandy Chamber of Commerce was built there in 1703. Schools as well as new hotels and many transformations took place in Rouen from the 1734s. Thus, during the Revolution, it was one of the most Moderns of the Seine Maritime. Symbolized by a statue signed Jean-Pierre Cortot which was installed in 1838, Rouen is one of the eight largest French cities represented by statues on the Place de la Concorde in Paris.
During the First World War, it served as a base for the British army. In the Second World War, Rouen experienced a great fire that destroyed the entire old quarter without forgetting the multiple bombings between 1942 and 1944. It was rebuilt following the Greber plan of Jean Demarest, Jean Fontaine and François Herr from the end of the war. We would like to inform you that a limousine will be waiting at your door if you want to discover the historic places and discover Rouen.
Rouen is the sixth largest metropolis in France and the second largest in the West of France. Its inhabitants are the Rouennais. The inhabitants of Rouen have seen a decline in recent years. In fact, if it is 110,933 in 2013, it is 110,169 inhabitants in 2015. However, a few years before, it experienced an annual growth of 0,7% in particular between 1990 and 2011.
The rise of Rouen comes mainly from its economic development. Indeed, it nowadays has the Economic Development Agency of Greater Rouen or "ADEAR Rouen Developpement". It is also an important city of mutuals because it houses the seats of the Matmut but also the mutual insurance education, Rapid'Flore, Lubrizol and Astera. It should also be noted that from November 2015, Rouen was able to launch its own local currency, which is lamb.
Rouen also benefits from the largest sailing yacht event in the world, held every 4 to 6 years. Remember that the "Armada 2008" and "Armada 2013" gathered more than 6 million visitors.
On the urban planning side, many urban redevelopment projects are on the program or under construction in the city, in order to reclaim forgotten territories. This is particularly the case in the right bank port area, with the Lucilline - Rives de Seine project designed to accommodate 1,000 new homes, as well as tertiary activities by 2020. A new port area will also be built within a few months. time.
As for transport, since 2017, this city is connected to Bastia in seasonal line and to Lyon Saint-Exupéry thanks to the airport Rouen Valleys of Seine which is in Boos. Providing a day rental service is our job, you can use our service to move to Rouen.
What to visit in Rouen?
Rouen is a city that has many tourist attractions. As far as historical heritage is concerned, tourists can visit Notre-Dame Cathedral. It is Gothic in style and has a lantern tower on the transept crossing. This tower is much higher than the initial Cheops pyramid. Other towers surround it, including the Saint-Romain tower and the Butter Tower.
Besides, this cathedral, the Saint-Ouen abbey is also not to be missed when it comes to a stay in Rouen. It is a very imposing Benedictine monastery of Normandy, and was built from 1318 until the 16th century. The "Big Clock" is also an emblematic monument that characterizes the city of Rouen. It is also considered as the symbol of the power of this city. The Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Ceramics are also to discover.
As far as religious heritage is concerned, it is possible to pay a visit to the Saint-Vincent church, the Saint-Pierre-di-Châtel church, the Sainte-Marie church, the Saint-Denis church, the Sant-Etienne des Tonneliers church and the Chapelle des Augustins. But the church dedicated to Saint Maclou, "Saint-Maclou Church" stands out. It is a gem of Flamboyant Gothic art built between 1437 and 1517.
Rouen also has port heritage which is the remnants of the World War. Among other things, there is the maritime facade which is constituted by three emblematic monuments including the Palace of Consuls, the Theater of Arts and Customs. There are also tidewater castles. These are two towers made of brick, limestone flint, built in the late nineteenth century. The tower of the Archives and the bridges is also an essential site of the city of Rouen.
It also has very impressive green spaces with its multiple parks and gardens. These include the "Square Verdrel" or the "Jardin des Plantes". Ask a driver to take you there.
Car service from the airport to discover Rouen
Rouen is the seat of an intermunicipal authority, Métropole Rouen-Normandie. It is 28.4 km from Parc de Clères and 62.2 km from Château-Musée de Dieppe. For your information, Charles-de-Gaulle Airport is 130.8 km from Rouen and Orly Airport is 148 km away.