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Rouen was once one of France's major producers of the fine decorative ceramic ware known as faïence de Rouen. Examples Rouen was once one of France’s major producers of the fine decorative ceramic ware known as faïence de Rouen. For contemporary faïence, your best bet is Faïencerie Augy, 26 rue St-Romain ([tel] 02-35-88-77-47). Rouen is also an antiques capital, with dozens of vendors in the Old Town. The best hunting ground is along rue Damiette, and rue St-Romain. A flea market joins the food stalls in place St-Marc on Fridays and Saturdays. Other antiques shops worth visiting are Michel Bertran, 108 rue Molière ([tel] 02-35-98-24-06), with a good selection of 18th- and 19th-century paintings, especially by School of Rouen Impressionists; and Etienne Bertran, 110 rue Molière ([tel] 02-35-70-79-96), with its collection of antique books.

 

Chocolate lovers are spoiled for choice, with delectable treats at Le Cacaotier, 5 rue Guillaume le Conquérant (www.lecacaotier.com; [tel] 02-35-62-71-06) and Auzou, 163 rue du Gros Horloge (www.auzou-chocolat.fr; [tel] 02-35-70-59-31).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.