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I've been trying to find a map or a guidebook for Rouen and I can't find any. I have only few hours to spare when I visit Rouen and given this limitation I think I can only see the Cathedral and perhaps where where Joan of Arc was burned. My question is how far is the train station to Cathedral (I am coming from Paris), is it walkable or do I have to take a taxi.
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hi will you not be in France/Europe with a good guide book to accompany you? such as the Lonely Planet for Europe or Rough guide book for France - they have a map of the town or city centre of main places to visit and I know the LP I used for Europe had a map of Rouen in it. The maps that guidebooks put in for their travelling fans usually mark where to find the tourist office...and where the train and bus stations are. also where to try something to eat...and what sights there are to see so you can plan ahead! Totally invaluable I wouldnt have seen anywhere as near as much as Ive seen when travelling if I didnt have a travel bible with me!
theres not such a big centre in Rouen to see but still some cute old buildings and cobbled streets to see.
Google maps has it at about 1km from the station to the Joan-of-Arc museum area, or a little further to the cathedral.
We spent only 1/2 a day there some years ago and walked it easily.
We did only manage the cathedral area, Gross Horloge, and the J-o-A "square" areas as well as some of the old streets and general touristy-area.
However, we walked it easily but I am sure a taxi would be reasonable for such a short journey if you are not up to the walk or the weather is bad.
We picked-up a cheap guide-book with a simple map from the station when we got there.
Perfectly walkable unless you are loaded with luggage.
Even with luggage if you're fit.
Or if it's pissing down...
We walked, pulling our luggage, from the Cathedral to the train station.