The capital of Normandy with almost 35000 students, Rouen is also known as the city of a hundred steeples


Lively Student life, beautiful medieval architecture, historic city, capital of Normandy and located close to Paris.

Rouennais are friendly people, and there is very good food and culinary traditions, as a large choice of cultural events and sporting activities.

Why Rouen is the best city to live and study French in France

  • Affordable cost of living.
  • Authentic French experience.
  • Capital of Impressionism.
  • City of Flaubert, Maupassant, Corneille, Joan of Arc, De Beauvoir…
  • Easy access from Paris.
  • The historic capital of Normandy.
  • The second-largest collection of impressionist paintings.

Most popular sights, tourist attractions, and things to do and see in Rouen

  • Cathedral of Rouen.
  • Ceramic Museum.
  • Corneille’s House.
  • Docks 76, a big shopping centre.
  • Historial Joan of Arc.
  • Laser games.
  • Museum of EducationMusu of Antiquities.
  • Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Museum of Medicine.
  • Old market.
  • Panorama XXL.
  • Rue du Gros Horloge.
  • Walk around the Seine.
  • Wrought iron museum.

Most important events and festivals in Rouen

  • Autumn in Normandy.
  • Classical music festival in August.
  • Fun Fair ‘Foire St Romain’ in October/November.
  • Gourmet Festival “La Fête du ventre” in the autumn.
  • Impressionist festival.
  • Music Festival in June.
  • Rouen Armada.
  • Spring of the poets.
  • Thursday Music Festival terraces, every Thursday in July.


Population (hab)111,360
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)10

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French in Normandy - International House Rouen

French in Normandy - International House Rouen

The French language school in Rouen IH Rouen is a family-owned and highly awarded french language school in the Normandy, Rouen, France