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A port city on the River Seine, Rouen has been trampled over during the Roman era and the Middle Ages. It is awash in Gothic churches, cobblestoned alleys and medieval half-timbered houses. The city is dominated by the soaring spires of Cathédrale Notre-Dame, the inspiration for many paintings created by Claude Monet, the Impressionist artist. Known as one of Normandy's most lively and historically rich cities, Rouen has been dogged by the plague and ravished by fire numerous times in its history. This is where the French heroine "Joan of Arc" was burned at the stake in the city square in 1431. Now sitting between its charms of ancient times and the chaos of the current, Rouen is seeing coworking venues opening its doors.
The French tech scene is booming with many global eyes keeping a keen eye on what is happening in the baguette and cheese eating country. Many founders are taking advantage of the lower cost of tech talent plus the financial incentives such as the "credit impot recherche" (tax credit on research and development) offered by the government. In recent years early growth seed funding rounds have tripled and there is a shift in how young French startups operate with quicker movement from research to market happening.
Rouen is no high tech hub such as Toulouse, but it does have its fair share of intrepid souls slugging away in coworking venues to bring their visions into the world of reality.