In the desacralized Saint-Nicaise church (with foundations dating back to the 7th century), L’Église Brasserie, 12 rue Saint-Nicaise ( claims to be the worlds biggest church-set brewery—and boy is it impressive, with barrels lined up where pews once stood below billowing arches. By 2027 there will be a Scandinavian restaurant in the organ area; until then you can make do with hearty platters of cheese and charcuterie as you sip pints of local Ragnar beer, inspired (fittingly for the medieval setting) from 11th-century recipes.

Le Vicomté, rue de la Vicomté (tel. 02-35-71-24-11) is another popular night spot, attracting everyone from the after-work crowd to clubbers, with five levels devoted to fun and food. The space has a club with live bands and DJs, classy fireside cocktail bar, restaurant, patio, and even a billiard room.

Opéra de Rouen,
7 rue du Docteur Rambert (; tel. 02-35-98-74-78), schedules year-round ballet, opera, and classical music. A variety of contemporary concerts take place former hangar Le 106, quai Jean de Béthancourt (; tel. 02-32-10-88-60), including French and international pop and rock shows. Check the Tourist Office’s website for the latest events.

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