My two-month stay in this apartment was a rich experience in so many ways. Location! Location! 22 Rue St. Romain was close to the old downtown section of Rouen and close to the flea market which sold farmers' produce, meats, fish, and antiques.
Each time I entered the large front door I was transported back in time to the 18th century and imagined a horse-drawn wagon in the inner, stone courtyard.
Just one flight of stone steps led to the apartment which was furnished charmingly with antiques and some modern touches.
The building and the apartment was like Rouen itself; it preserved antiquity with added modern conveniences: washer & dryer, electric stove and fridge, an efficient kitchen, a comfortable bed and pull-out couch.
I've already recommended this apt. to friends and relatives. My son and his wife visited me for a week during my stay and they, too, share my enthusiasm for the place and for Rouen.
My favorite restaurant? The Petite Auberge, a small, family-run place a few storefronts away from the church of St. MaClou. En route to Auberge, on a corner, was my favorite patisserie run by a pleasant woman who told me that her family makes the excellent pastries.
Lastly, the apartment was clean, well-maintained, and charming. I could e-mail or call Anne or Paul with questions as they were readily available to assist.