A Parisian Day Trip: Rouen

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So yesterday I went for a little trip outside Paris, to the town of Rouen, Normandy.

Rouen is a gorgeous medieval town. Really gorgeous. Fabulous buildings, fabulous vibe, fabulous fabulous.

Except, if I’m honest, it was a really average day out. It drizzled solidly, the tourist info place was shut, and I quite literally couldn’t find anywhere to get some lunch and also be able to sit in (other than actual restaurants or chains like Starbucks or Paul – although I probably wasn’t trying hard enough…)

I had really high hopes for this post. I haven’t really been inspired enough to post loads lately and I was a little excited to finally do something other than school. I’m really disappointed.

Because everything was so wet and drab (and closed) I don’t really have anything to tell you about Rouen. The highlight of the town is obviously the gorgeous Cathedral, painted by Monet over and over. It also plays home to the castle where Joan d’Arc was tried for heresy in the 13thC. Theologically and artistically cool – but not so much in the rain.

What I will do, however, is let you look at the pictures. It’s all very well me telling you over and over how pretty a place is – and I will 100% be going back in May/June to give it another go – but you really could just see for yourself!

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Has anywhere disappointed you lately?
What do you think of Rouen? More of a summer place?

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