Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Mont Saint Aignan and its surroundings
Formerly serving as the capital of Normandy, Rouen is a historic city with a rich heritage, which you can explore while staying at the Campanile Rouen Nord- Mont Saint Aignan Hotel. The city is home to several museums, which are within walking distance of each other and just 5km from the hotel. The Rouen Museum of Fine Arts is famous for its collection of 8000 drawings, and houses works from well-known impressionist painters, such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet. The Museum of Ceramics features works from Rouen, which had a thriving faience and porcelain industry from the 16th to 18th century. The Secq des Tournelles Museum is dedicated to ironworks from Europe and abroad and includes collections of cutlery, trade tools, church decorations, shop signs and household objects. Just 500 metres away, the Departmental Museum of Antiquity (also known as the Rouen Museum) was established in 1831 and has collections dating from the Metal Age to the Renaissance. Other noteworthy sites in the same area include the Church of Joan of Arc, who was burned at the stake in Rouen, the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Rouen, which is depicted in several paintings by Claude Monet, and the Gros Horloge, a large 16th-century astronomical clock.