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Rouen apartment in 18th century building next to the Cathedral.

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bath, kitchen. sleeps 4 using sleeper sofa in living room

In the center of the city. We are one of 30,000 medieval buildings. Accessible to everything by foot. Wonderful markets if you like to cook.

Paul Maher -- Anne Gregory
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Paul Maher -- Anne Gregory

My wife and I currently live and work in Sacramento California. I grew up in Chicago, my wife in New York state. Our educational paths took us to the University of Iowa. My spouse is an art professor and I am an entrepreneur so we have the opportunity to live in France a few months a year.

Paul Maher -- Anne Gregory purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Paul Maher -- Anne Gregory chose Rouen

Visited a friend in rural Normandie in 2001 and helped renovate a 1822 farmhouse. Amazing experience -- Decided we would like to live in this beautiful area if possible. Did not want maintenance issues with a rural property so an apartment in Rouen was a wonderful choice which gives us the beauty of rural Normandie with the depth of history and culture of Rouen. We try and visit twice a year and partake of a French life.

What makes this apartment unique

To have ready access to Paris but live in a large historic and beautiful city amidst a rural environment with the coast nearby is ideal for us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review Submitted October 4, 2011 Date of Stay September 7, 2011 Location, location, location. This mantra is as true while traveling as it is in business. The location of this apartment is just perfect. One can walk to major points of interest in Rouen and from the train station (20 mins.) if arriving there as we did. We especially appreciated a very comfortable bed after 22 hours of travel. The decor is in fun, bright colors with a combo of contemporary furniture and French antiques; the amenities (French washer/dryer, hairdryer, Britta water filter, electric hot water pot, and plenty of hot water) helped make our stay very pleasant. Owners are responsive in setting up arrangements, and there is a liaison in Rouen if needed. Give serious consideration to this excellent choice if staying in Rouen.
Sep 2011
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Rouen Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • washer and dryer in bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sofa bed in living room -- sleeps 2. Queen size bed in bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
2 month max stay --- 3 day minimum. Daily rate available. No pets. No children between ages 1 year and 6 years old.


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Rouen apartment in 18th century building next to the Cathedral.
average rating of 4.142857 based on 8 reviews

Great location in Rouen!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay in this roomy, centrally-located apartment in Rouen. Paul was extremely helpful throughout the entire trip-planning process and even volunteered to provide us with information on things to do in the city based on our personal interests. The apartment was exactly as advertised - very spacious and well-equipped with a few of the quirks to be expected in an apartment in an 18th century building. And the location couldn't have been better! The beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral was right outside the door, as were many shops, cafes and restaurants. There are so many things to do in Rouen that being so close to everything gave us the opportunity to easily visit many wonderful sites. This apartment is definitely for you if you are looking for a clean and comfortable accommodation close to the many amazing sights Rouen has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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My two-month stay in this apartment was a rich exp

  • 5 of 5

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.

Jeanette Miller

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a home in historical Rouen

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this cute apartment. The location could not be better. It is right on a side street of the Cathedral on a historical street. Lots of restaurants and shopping are all nearby. We felt very safe there.

It was clean and had everything we needed. Very quiet!!!

I would definitely recommend it for anyone wanting to stay in the historical area.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Rouen Apartment

  • 2 of 5

My husband, 12 year old son and I arrived in Rouen for three nights in this apartment. We had no trouble finding it from the train station and everything was as described in terms of keys, etc. We had received very detailed information from the owner by email which was appreciated. Having stayed in a number of VRBO locations before with no issues, I was disappointed at the cleanliness of the apartment, especially the kitchen and bathroom. It smelled very musty, and was older than I expected. We had to turn on the hot water and it took 2 hours to heat, which was stressful (wondering if it would heat) and inconvenient. There wasn't really a contact in Rouen for people staying in the apartment, so no one to contact locally if there were any problems. When we left we had been instructed to turn off the electricity, heat, water, etc. I think that is too much responsibility for a VRBO rental.

The location is perfect, right beside the cathedral, and the apartment is very quiet. There are lots of shops, restaurants and cafes in the area, and the train station is an easy walk.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry the latest guest in our France home was disappointed in the apartment. A 1730 building is old. The names and numbers of our plumber and electrician are on the cork board in the kitchen. The name and number of our contact Stephanie, who (1 block away) has resolved any and all problems (few) for our numerous past guests, is in the detailed paperwork that arrives with the keys. I cannot explain why the reviewer would say there is no contact in Rouen. A Homeaway or VRBO is a vacation home -- one turns on the utilities on arrival and off when leaving ---- it is not a hotel.
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San Ramon CA USA

Lots to do and see in Haute Normandie

  • 4 of 5

We loved our week in Rouen. Great jumping off spot for things to do and see in Normandy. We took the chunnel from London to Calais, picked up a rental car and drove the beautiful motorway down to Rouen. Easy day trips to the D Day beaches (great museums in Arromanches), Bayeaux, Roman ruins, Mont St. Michel, Giverny and Paris, just to name a few. But loved roaming the historic streets of Rouen! The flat was comfortable and charming with restaurants and food stores within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days here and had a fantastic holiday. A big thrill to be staying so close to Monet's famous subject the Cathedral.

Loved Rouen - it has great food markets and we cooked a lot in the apartment using some of the delicious and fresh ingredients we bought at the markets. Our three year old daughter loved the parks including one which had two local swans.

It was very convenient staying at such a centrally located apartment a short walk from the train station with great washing facilities. Close to lots of other sights around Normandie.

Rouen wasn't as touristy as some other places in France we visited. By the end of the 10 days we felt like locals and in fact I could have cheerfully stayed in this apartment forever.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Val de Reuil
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Rouen R.D.
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Ski
300 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: not necessary

Rouen with 100,000 people, 30,000 midieval buildings, is a cultural center on the Seine with many churches and the famous cathedral that Monet painted. (15 FEET FROM THE ORANGE DOOR), 22 rue St. Romain.

It is situated in belle Upper Normandie, green, rural, full of picturesque villages. It is 40 minutes to 1.5 hours to the coast -- English channel and the beaches. 1 hour 10 minutes to Paris by train. Many festivals in summer and fall in Rouen and environs.

Golf: nearby villages

Ski: Not available




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 8.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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