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Rouen, Region Haute-Normandie, France

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How much money will you need for your trip to Rouen? You should plan to spend around €87 ($95) per day on your vacation in Rouen, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €28 ($31) on meals for one day and €27 ($30) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Rouen for a couple is €83 ($91). So, a trip to Rouen for two people for one week costs on average €1,221 ($1,328). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
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A vacation to Rouen for one week usually costs around €611 for one person. So, a trip to Rouen for two people costs around €1,221 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €2,442 in Rouen. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Rouen can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Rouen? How much money do I need for Rouen?

How much does a trip to Rouen cost? Is Rouen expensive? The average Rouen trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Rouen prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Rouen
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Rouen is €42. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Rouen is €83.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Rouen
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Rouen is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €27 per person, per day, on local transportation in Rouen.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Rouen
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Rental Cars in Rouen
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Food Budget in Rouen
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  • While meal prices in Rouen can vary, the average cost of food in Rouen is €28 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Rouen should cost around €11 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Rouen is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Rouen
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  • Entertainment and activities in Rouen typically cost an average of €14 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Rouen
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  • The average person spends about €6.29 on alcoholic beverages in Rouen per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Rouen On a Budget
Rouen Rouen, France
Rouen is a city on the River Seine in the north of France. It is the capital of the region of Normandy. It was formerly one of the largest and most prosperous cities of Medieval Europe. The city has had a turbulent history. It was devastated by fire and plague several times during the Middle Ages, and was occupied by the English during the Hundred Years War. The young French heroine Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc) was tried for heresy and burned at the stake in the central square in 1431. And during WWII, Allied bombing raids laid waste to large parts of the city, especially south of the cathedral.

Rouen was also home to the French Grand Prix, hosting the race at the nearby Rouen-Les-Essarts track sporadically between 1952 and 1968. In 1999 Rouen authorities demolished the grandstands and other remnants of Rouen's racing past. Today, little remains beyond the public roads that formed the circuit. With its extensive history, towering Gothic cathedral, beautifully restored medieval quarter, excellent museums and vibrant cultural life, Rouen is one of Normandy's most engaging destinations. The town is classified as a "City of Art and History" and has more than 200 protected sites.
There is plenty to see in Rouen. The most famous of which is the Notre Dame Cathedral with the Tour de Beurre (butter tower), financed by the sale of indulgences for the consumption of butter during Lent. The gothic Cathedral was completed in the 16th century and is featured in many paintings by Claude Monet.

The Grol Horloge, which is an astronomical clock that also dates back to the 16th Century, is another popular sight, and is worth going to see. You could also check out Rouen castle, another famous structure, where Joan of Arc was brought to be threatened with torture.
The old town or old center is the main neighborhood area in Rouen. This is where most of the attractions and cultural sites can be found. Wandering around the old centre of Rouen you will discover fabulous half timbered buildings on almost every street. Start your visit to the old town in the Place du Vieux-Marche: beautiful and filled with tourists now, this was actually the square where Joan of Arc was burned to death for heresy. There are some more particularly impressive examples of medieval houses around the Church and Cemetery of Saint-Maclou and around the Church of Saint-Joan, and in Rue Saint-Romain and Rue Eau-de-Robec.

Rouen has a lot to do. There are several museums here to visit: the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics which contains a splendid collection of porcelain for which Rouen was renowned during the 16th to 18th centuries; the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, an art museum with pictures of well-known painters such as Claude Monet and Gericault; the Musee maritime fluvial et portuaire, a museum on the history of the port of Rouen and navigation; and Musee des antiquites, an art and history museum with local works from the Bronze Age through the Renaissance.

Rouen is also home to a terrific French language school, French in Normandy. Check out this great article about how to learn French in France which includes some great details about the school as well as tips and advice.

You could also check out The Jardin des Plantes de Rouen, a notable botanical garden once owned by Scottish banker John Law dated from 1840 in its present form. It was the site of Elisa Garnerin's parachute jump from a balloon in 1817.
Food and Dining
Like much of France, there are many great options in Rouen when it comes to dining. This area is big on its butter, cream, and seafood, as well as a big affinity for apples. Rouen has some specialty dishes that you might want to watch for. One of these dishes is Rouen Duck, traditionally cooked on a turn grit with many original sauces and spices. Aside from this dish, look for almost anything with apples, as the city loves to use them in many ways with their cuisine.

The list of restaurants seems limitless, but there are some that stand out even among the many great options. One, La Couronne, is said to be the oldest in in France, dating from around 1345. This place is an atmospheric time warp; you can hardly see some of the walls for all the signed photographs of celebrities who have dined here. Another popular stop is J.M.'s, a cafe, which is a great place to try hot wine punch and various treats. Yvonne's is another great place to stop for some sandwiches or bread and butter treats.

Rouen has its own airport, which serves many domestic flights and some international flights to other European countries. To fly into here from outside of Europe, however, you will have to make a connection from either another European country or another city in France.

Rouen is part of a good working public transportation system. There are trains that connect Rouen to many other major cities, so getting there from other cities in France is possible in this way also. Within the city itself, there is a tram system and bus system, which provide excellent options for getting around.

Train and Bus Prices
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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