Rouen, which is 75 mi/125 km northwest of Paris, is most often seen as a day trip from the capital, but if time permits, we recommend spending two nights.
Rouen is located on the Seine river. Rich in history, it is where Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, was born (he explored the frontier along the Mississippi River in what is now the U.S.), where Richard the Lionheart lived and where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake on the Place du Vieux-Marche.
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