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Chateau Fort de Gisors

Place de Blanmont, 27140 Gisors, France
+33 2 32 55 59 36
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Classic Medieval Fortress to be tackled with a guide

One of northern Frances most important and historic sites with strong ties to the Kings of England... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Polyolbion A
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Historic fort with beautiful grounds but beware of unannounced cancellation of English language tours

We were disappointed to arrive in time for the scheduled 10:00 am tour only to find there was none... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
TravelerMike9999
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Tiburon, California
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  • Poor5%
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“stronghold” (2 reviews)
“tower” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Place de Blanmont, 27140 Gisors, France
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+33 2 32 55 59 36
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

One of northern Frances most important and historic sites with strong ties to the Kings of England a visit here only really makes sense if you book a guided tour, otherwise it's not much more than a walk in a very attractive and historic park....More

Thank Polyolbion A
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed to arrive in time for the scheduled 10:00 am tour only to find there was none that day, nor did the 11:00 am tour take place as scheduled. We were told the only English language tour the day we came (May 5)...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

The Gisors Castle is an important historical 10-11th century landmark, originally ordered by King William II of England (Duke of Normandy) and forming a stronghold between "Normandy and "France". The highly recommended one hour guided tour (5 Euro) will bring you up the mound itself...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

On the way from Rouen to Giverny then Paris, the stopover at Gisors is a reminder of the long history of the ownership of this region (other people may say the occupation) by brits. Gisors is one of the royal castles built in Normandy. Thomas...More

1  Thank JohnPaul2010
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

France has treasures and some of them are just left to decay, it is one of them. The poor girl at the entrance has no explanation as why the gardeners left the place with all the plants destroying the beautiful stone, why at the office...More

Thank Malypun
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Reviewed 7 April 2015

This is a very historic castle. That alone makes it worthy of a visit for any history readers. The view from the castle over the town's rooftops was photo worthy.

2  Thank wmcca
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

In 1097 William Rufus had an earthen mound erected at Gisors, topped by a wooden tower and palisade. The latter were soon replaced by a stone keep and curtain wall. Henry II Plantagenet (1160-1189) surrounded the mound with a large second enclosure, protected by eight...More

2  Thank Iweinvanaalst
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