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A port city on the Seine River, Rouen is home to grandiose Gothic churches, quaint cobblestoned old town centre, Impressionist paintings, charming medieval streets, and remarkable architecture from the Roman era and the Middle Ages.

Book your Rouen car hire in advance with Enjoy Travel for a seamless trip. Daily car hire prices in Rouen start from just €26 for a small and fuel-efficient car like a Citroën C1.

Guide to Rouen


Rouen is the capital of the region of Normandy, and formerly one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe.


Rouen has an oceanic climate, with average temperatures of 24°C in summer and about 8°C in winter.


Rouen was founded by the Gaulish tribe of the Veliocasses. It used to be known as Ratumacos, although the Romans called it Rotomagus.

Things to do in Rouen

Gaze up at historical monuments

Rouen is an important cultural capital with several important monuments. Start at the Rouen Cathedral, an architectural gem. Its construction started in the 11th century. Some of its sections are built in the Roman style while others show clear Gothic influences, particularly the façade, which actually became the subject of several extraordinary Impressionist paintings by Monet, which are displayed at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Another unique attraction in Rouen is The Gros Horloge, an astronomical clock dating back to the 14th century. Its mechanism is one of the oldest of its kind in France and the clock itself is installed in a Renaissance arch.

Spend an afternoon soaking in the culture

Other notable structures in Rouen include the Rouen Castle, probably best known as the place where Joan of Arc was tortured in 1431; the Church of Saint Ouen; the Palais de Justice, once the seat of Normandy’s legislature; the Church of St Maclou, built in a predictably Gothic style; the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, containing paintings by art world legends like Claude Monet and Géricault; the Musée Maritime Fluvial et Portuaire, which traces Rouen’s naval history; the Musée des Antiquités, home to relics spanning the Bronze Age to the Renaissance; and the Musée de la Céramique, displaying an extraordinary collection of faïence and porcelain, for which Rouen used to be famous in the 16th century.

Eating out in Rouen

Restaurant La Petite Auberge is known for its set menus, which highlight traditional French dishes. Do ask for their exceptional charcuterie (cheese) boards! If you’re looking to try Norman cuisine featuring some of the best fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and wines from the region, make a booking at the uber-popular Gill. As a port city, Rouen is proud of its seafood delicacies. The best place to try them would be La Pêcherie.

Rouen Transport


Rouen Airport or Aéroport de Rouen - Vallée de Seine (URO) is located in Boos, about 10 km southeast of Rouen.

Getting around Rouen

To get to Paris or other regional destinations within Normandy, take a train at Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite. Within the city, transportation consists of a tram and a bus system. Many visitors travelling across France or Western Europe also opt to hire a car for maximum flexibility, comfort, and convenience.

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FAQs about car hire in Rouen

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Rouen

The average cost per day of hiring a car in Rouen is just €34.
Prices for Rouen car hire start from just €26 when booking in advance with Enjoy Travel.
To hire a car in Rouen you must be at least 21 years old.
Additional drivers can be added to your Rouen car hire agreement upon request.
The best car for exploring Rouen would be a compact city car like a Citroën C1 or similar.
The distance between Rouen and Lyon is of 370 miles.
The distance between Rouen and Paris is of 85 miles.

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