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From: Uniworld River Baroness cruise review

Day 4: Rouen (7)

Sailor on RIVER BARONESS in Rouen

Sailor on Uniworld RIVER BARONESS

Shortly before dinner at 7 p.m., the crew of River Baroness prepared to set sail for Caudebec-en-Caux, the final downriver port of our cruise.


SNVE Vesta solid waste-fueled power plant in Rouen, France

As we left Rouen's city center behind us, we passed through an industrial area. One of the most interesting sights was the SNVE Vesta power plant, which is fueled by solid waste. The sleek-looking plant has finned chimneys that resemble the stacks on the S.S. France, which offered regular transatlantic service between New York and Normandy from 1962 until 1974.


RIVER BARONESS in Caudebec-en-Caux, Normandy

River Baroness arrived in Caudebec-en-Caux around 10:30 p.m. We were the only passengers who ventured ashore. (We took this photo, which is reminiscent of the French Tricolor, from a promenade along the town's waterfront.)


Eglise Notre-Dame in Caudebec-en-Caux

Much of Caudebec-en-Caux was destroyed in World War II, but the town's église Notre-Dame or Church of Our Lady survived the artillery bombardment that left bullet scars in its façade. The floodlit church was an impressive sight during our nighttime stroll, especially for a town with only 2,300 inhabitants.


Maison des Templiers, Caudebec-en-Caux

House of the Knights Templar, Caudebec-en-Caux

Another floodlit building in Caudebec-en-Caux was the Maison des Templiers (in English, "House of the Templars"), which was built by the Knights Templar in the 12th and 13th Centuries and has been a museum since the late 1800s.


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