Rouen the capital of Normandy - a place we drive around on our way south to the Chateau - just had to get a plug in here. We promised ourselves that one day we would stop and visit, so after dropping off the boys at the end of our beach week, two nights in its medieval heart seemed just about perfect.
We based ourselves right between the cathedral and one of the many churches so everything was within easy walking distance. Though if you aren't into walking there is a tourist train that will get you round the medieval city. We loved all the architecture, stained glass, WW2 bullet holes, it has something for everyone. There was an amazing illuminations on the Cathedral which we watched on Saturday evening - the link takes you a some photos - seems to be a popular event in some of the big cities in France
We stumbled over a huge vide grenier/flea market/brocante which stretched over about 5 streets and along the river bank (appears to be a monthly event) and also an amazing Sunday market - hadn't got my phone as it was on charge back in the hotel - so no photographic evidence. Unfortunately, the weather was dull so the colours of the houses don't show up as well as they would on a sunny day.
So there you have it a selection of views around Rouen, we never did get to walk along the river as the markets somewhat hijacked that trip. So maybe we will just have to visit again sometime