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Admire the striking Gothic architecture of the well-preserved Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, towering over the town with its sharply-pointed spires and decorations. Originally founded as a monastery during the 8th century, the church later grew into a center of Benedictine Catholic influence and received many remodels during the following centuries. Enter the church to experience its array of tall, stained-glass windows that bring a great deal of light into the interior, and explore the vaulted hallways, naves, and cloisters within. Don't miss seeing the late 19th-century pipe organ inside: it's one of France's most famous and treasured instruments of its kind. If time permits, wander the church's extensive gardens and grounds. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Abbatiale Saint-Ouen by using our Rouen tour itinerary maker website .
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We konden ons moeilijk voorstellen wat we te zien gingen krijgen. Buiten staan waarschuwingsborden dat er brokstukken naar beneden kunnen komen. We hebben wel eventjes moeten wachten om binnen te gera... more »We were hard to imagine what we were going to see. Outside there are warning signs that debris can come down. We did have to wait a few moments to get in. Then we have only a few moments in the park that is on the walk. The beautiful outside work does not reflect inside (bare walls), but you can admire the size of this abbey church
Great Example of its type,especially from a distance, but the closer you get,the more the decay becomes obvious,in places the roof is patched with zinc sheets and the stonework supported by wood strip... more »
There is currently an "Exposition Mythologies" from Nov 3-Dec 15, featuring art with the theme of animal cruelty. Visually stunning church with an enormous organ inside, and a picturesque little garden outside with seating and a small playground. I don't think the church is actively used as a place of worship, but is instead used as a free art gallery. Since it's right downtown in Rouen, it's worth dropping by to at least admire the impressive facade.
Closed at certain times, but it’s incredible. Stained glass everywhere and a beautiful park behind it for a picnic.
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