Rouen, the capital of Normandy, is most notable for being the place where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake! However, the city has so much more to offer than medieval history.
In 2013, Rouen will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Armada and is expecting millions of visitors to come and admire the 50 ships sailing from all over the world. People will have the amazing opportunity to get onboard several of these ships and have a tour around them. The festivities will also include fireworks as well as free concerts of French and international artists such as Mika!
Whether you are into sports, history or shopping, Rouen certainly has something in store for you! The city has two shopping centres, one on each side of the river Seine. In the South, you will find the Centre Commercial Saint-Sever which hosts most of the high-street brands whereas in the North, Les Docks 76 offers less common shops and boutiques.