One of Rouen’s most distinctive and captivating tourist attractions, Panorama XXL is an exhibition hall displaying some of the world’s largest 360-degree panoramic works. Established in 2014, the space features a variety of exhibitions; past works have included scenes from the Amazon, the Titanic, the Great Barrier Reef, and beyond.
Located right on the Seine, Panorama XXL consists of an enormous, cylindrical panoramic screen 105 feet (32 meters) high. Inside, the screen is covered with enormous, striking imagery, including paintings, photographs, and drawings produced by German artist Yadegar Asisi. Projections are complemented by a recorded soundtrack and light effects.
Things to Know Before You Go
Pre-book entry online to avoid the queue.
Children under 6 enjoy free entry to the exhibition.
Panorama XXL is accessible to visitors with disabilities, but the third floor is not wheelchair accessible.
The Panorama XXL gift shop sells a range of souvenirs, as well as exhibition catalogues and other objects related to the work on display.
How to Get There
Panorama XXL is conveniently located in central Rouen, roughly a 20-minute walk or a 10-minute drive from the Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite (the city’s main train station). If using public transportation, take the T1, T2, or T3 buses to the Pasteur Panorama stop.
When to Get There
The Panorama XXL is open Tuesday–Sunday; hours change seasonally. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
Joan of Arc Historial (Historial Jeanne d’Arc)
For a full day in Rouen, purchase a ticket that combines entry to the Panorama XXL and another innovative Rouen site, the Joan of Art Historial (Historial Jeanne d’Arc). This interactive multimedia exhibition, housed in the city’s historical Archbishop’s Palace, immerses visitors in Joan of Arc’s time period and in the details of her trial.