Rue du Gros Horloge – Rouen

This 420 metre long street is famously known for the astronomical clock (the “Gros Horloge”).
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The pride of the people , it is  laid on a Renaissance arch which has spanned the historic street since 1527. The clock lies roughly equal distances  between the Place du Vieux Marché and the cathedral.
The Gros Horloge itself dates back to the 16th century and its movement from 1389.
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The  next three photo are taken
under the arch that the clock is laid on ..
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Dedicated to Ludovico XV (Louis XV) in 1732
There is a lot to see in Rouen, a great place to visit .

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  1. Great shots. I've never seen this clock. I'll put it on my list. The streets look so French and crowded.

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    1. Paulita, if you ever get back to France, which I am sure you will, it is a fab place to visit.. and you LOVE France .. great time to go was June.. it was not overcrowded at all :-)

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  2. What a stunning clock Anne, thank you for sharing your photos.

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    1. My pleasure Cathy, it is beautiful .. take care xox

      YOu would love the town with all its beautiful houses too,

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  3. Wonderful sights, beautifully captured! :-)

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    1. Thank you Merisi, happy you loved the photos, proves one thing, always look up .:-)

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  4. I sure wish I'd been able to stop and look around in Rouen, but maybe next time.

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    1. Hi Leslie, you would love it there ,, lets hope you get there one day ..xo

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  5. I have been enjoying your French memories, takes me out of what is going on for a few precious minutes, thankyou Anne.

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    1. Hi do hope that things are going alot better now for you both ,, take care xo

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  6. Thanks for these photos of Rouen, it show just how much you miss when you keep driving past a town. Keep well Diane xx

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    1. I think you have to go and see the place and walk around, you would love it .. Yes I know being in the car you do miss out xox Take care xo

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  7. France is lovely, and your photos are wonderful Anne :-)
    We are lucky travelers, aren´t we?

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    1. Hi Britt-Arnild , yes France is wonderful and happy you like the photos too.. Definitely lucky, but you are always travelling :-) x

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  8. We really do have so many things in common!!
    We visited here in August 2012.

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    1. Hi Jackie , that is amazing lol lol ...

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    2. Hi Anne,
      This is a blast from my past, too!
      D & I used to go to Rouen for Genealogy. I would wander around this area and of course, under the Gros horloge each time.
      I enjoyed your photos a lot. :)
      xox

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