Rouen, the town of 100 bells, is well known for its gothic style architecture and the charm of its ancient roads with its 1200 timber houses. Rouen entices tourists from all over the world, attracted by the memories of St. Joan of Arc, Monet’s art and charming descriptions of major authors, such as Flaubert, Victor Hugo and Maupassant. Only ten minutes away from the Rouen Business School campus, Rouen offers students all the same attractions of a large city; several cinemas, museums, theatres and even an opera house.
With a population of more than 400,000, Rouen is a dynamic city which is very much future orientated. In taking back the industrial sites from the banks of the Seine, Rouen began developing areas for new leisure, shopping and other services
Former capital of Duchy of Normandy, homeland of Corneille, Flaubert and Fontenelle and marked by the remembrance of St. Joan of Arc, Rouen is city that breathes history. The cathedral, frequently painted by Monet, will capture you in the same way the Gros Horloge will never cease to amaze. There are always new things to discover while wandering through the narrow cobbled streets of Rouen.
Nestled in one of the bends of the Seine, Rouen boasts an exceptional natural environment. The Seine symbolises the momentum of the city, with its wooded walkways that border the quays. And finally, every 4 years Rouen becomes the centre point of culture as it welcomes the Armada, their 40 boats and the 6 million visitors that descend onto the town to celebrate on the quays! The next Armada festival (25th anniversary) will take place from the6th – 16th June 2013.
With such a rich culture and entertainment every night, there is something for everyone in Rouen. Diverse restaurants chains and bars of every style are on your doorstep whether you are looking for somewhere for a quiet night out or for your larger social gatherings, Rouen has it all.
With a large and very active student population in Rouen, your nights will never be boring. The golden rule: every day must end in a party, no excuses accepted!
There are many exciting guides to help you make your choice (Le Viking, sortons.net, le Bazar, Agglo Mag…), but to get you started a few favourites here are Delerium under the Gros Horlogue, Emporium Galorium or Highlands bar along the quays.
Rouen: Home of the Prefecture of the Haute-Normandie Region
The Haute-Normandie region is home to one of the youngest populations in France with 36.5% of its residents under 25 years old. There are two departments within the region, Seine-Maritime (76) and Eure (27), which cover 12,317 km2 (2% of total French territory). Its 1, 74 million inhabitants represent 3% of the total French population.
The French Maritime Facade
Rouen Port: Main cereal and flour exporter
Le Havre: Main French container port, 2nd largest for tonnage
A Strong Economy
A land of culture, an environment of quality
Don’t miss out on all this!!