The 10 things to do in Rouen on Sunday

You are in Rouen on Sunday and you are looking for activities to do. The problem is every shop or cultural place could be closed.

Our article has to target to help you to create your own program during a day in Rouen, capital of Normandy.

Also, it will depend on the weather. Rouen is totally different if it’s raining or if it’s a sunny day.

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  1. The brunch of the Hôtel de Bourgtheroulde

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Taste our Sunday brunch!

45 € hot drinks included. / € 20 children’s menu up to 12 years old.
Opening hours: every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

It will be a good plan to do in Rouen on Sunday!


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2. Historial Joan of Arc

to do in rouen on sunday

Praised every year by tourists from all over the world, the Historial Jeanne d’Arc welcomes you in the heart of an exceptional place.

Come relive the incredible fate of this legendary heroine.

Young and old alike, open the doors of the Archbishop’s Palace and discover Joan as you have never seen her, through a unique and immersive digital journey. Forget your benchmarks!

Thanks to an innovative scenography, the Historial Jeanne d’Arc immerses you in History: projections, sound effects, reconstructions make this visit an unforgettable experience.

Do not miss the breathtaking views over the rooftops of Rouen, the cathedral, the rue Saint-Romain from the stairs and at the top of the Watchtower!

And discover the magnificent Salle des Etats and the Aubigné Chapel, masterpieces from the early 18th century restored and made public for the first time.


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3. A gourmet break at Gill’s pastry shops

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A stone’s throw from Place Saint-Marc, where his grandfather and father’s pastry shop was located, Gilles TOURNADRE opens his own with Philippe COUDY.

Assisted by Christophe LECOURT, pastry chef from Rouen, they put Normandy back in the spotlight with desserts around the apple.

Thanks to Angélique, Cécile, Charline, Claire, Isabelle, Margaux, Sophie, Pauline, Bryan and Sylvie for taking part in this gourmet adventure.

4. Spa or hamman

It is in the exceptional setting of a river shed dating from 1880 that the most noble Moroccan materials such as zelliges, Atlas walnut, or sabra fabrics from Marrakech are gracefully associated with the metal structure designed by G Eiffel to do what is probably the most authentic and original Hammam in Rouen.

Zein Sunday: 12pm – 20pm 

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  1. La Fabrik 

    Discover this atypical place on the banks of the Seine on the right bank quays. Hangar A, whose structure was designed by Gustave Eiffel, has been refurbished in a New York loft atmosphere.

    Come and relax on the water, on the barges that sail, enjoy the large terrace directly on the quay and the pedestrian promenade or nest inside, on the ground floor or on the mezzanine.

    Our products are carefully selected from our suppliers.

    Pizzas, burgers, corner steakhouse, salads, woks, … all our dishes are 100% “Homemade” and we are able to adapt to your constraints or diets.

    Every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. la fabriK offers you a brunch formula. An all-you-can-eat buffet, drinks included, consisting of bread, pastries, pancakes, cold cuts, prawns, mixed salad, boiled eggs, bacon, sausages, potatoes, cheeses, dessert buffet, …. A selection of fresh products and homemade preparations every week depending on the market and the season. Wine, water, fruit juice and hot drink included.

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The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen was created shortly after the Revolution through the Chaptal Decree of 1801, but the first steps towards forming a public collection began in 1790.

The museum was initially housed in the Jesuit church and began receiving the public in 1799, before being transferred to the new City Hall, where it was inaugurated in 1809 with a catalogue of 244 paintings. The collections grew dramatically during the 19th century.

Democritus by Velázquez was added as part of the collection of the artist Gabriel Lemonnier, one of the museum’s founders; Delacroix asked for his masterpiece The Justice of Trajan to be deposited at Rouen in 1844, and the works of artists from the region, such as Poussin and Géricault, were sought out.

Purchases and donations (including Clouet, Van Dyck, Puget, Ingres, Moreau and Traversi) soon outnumbered the works by Gerard David, Veronese and Rubens confiscated under Napoleon and sent to the museum in 1803.

The collection increased from 300 pictures in 1823 to 600 “of the very highest merit” in 1878, in a museum now cited as “the most comprehensive in France after that of Paris”.


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3. Museum of Natural History

The Rouen Museum, a 19th century temple, aims to become, since its reopening in February 2007, a forum for the 21st century. This place steeped in natural history and science is more than just a museum.

The richness and diversity of its collections, with 800,000 objects, make it one of the first establishments of its kind in the province. Founded in 1828 in the former Sainte Marie convent (17th century), the “natural history cabinet” was originally a higher education establishment intended to illustrate municipal courses in zoology, botany and pharmacy.

It will very quickly grow in size and become a major center of natural science in the 19th century. Indeed, thanks to the will of its director Félix-Archimède Pouchet, the Museum opened its doors to the general public in 1834, a particularly innovative approach for the time.

Félix-Archimède Pouchet and his successors will then do everything to make it accessible to as many people as possible and make it an educational and attractive place.

Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: Free access to the permanent collections.
Closed on Mondays and January 1, May 1, November 1 and 11 and December 25.




Entrance: rue Jacques Villon
Disabled access: rue Deshays
Phone. : 02 76 30 39 87
Open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Free permanent collections
Museum closed Tuesdays and January 1, May 1, November 1 and 11, December 25.


Entrance: 198 rue Beauvoisine
Phone. : 02 76 30 39 50
Tuesday to Saturday 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
In the morning (except Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. during school holidays and temporary exhibitions.
Free permanent collections
Closed Mondays and January 1, May 1, November 1 and 11 and December 25.

7 / Visit the Dungeon
Unmissable monument of Rouen heritage, the Dungeon of Rouen can also be visited outside the gaming slots. Freely or with a guide, come and discover this last vestige of the Château de Rouen.

Self-guided and free visits
The Dungeon can be visited for free on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., without reservation.

OLD MARKET SUNDAY MARKET: 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

12 / GARDEN OF PLANTS SUNDAY: 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

14 / Restaurants la Couronne, Le 6e Sens, La Tarte Tatin, La Walsheim, Pascaline, Café hamlet,

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