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Chateau Gaillard

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A lot of history at this place!

I took a tour of the Chateau in mid September and was impressed with the history attached to this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saratoga, CA
Meet the father of oranges. Great for families

We had a nice time here. It was an enjoyable walk and I learnt a lot about oranges and Dom Pacello... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Chemin du Chateau de la Gaillard | Les Andelys, Eure, Haute Normandie. Petit Andely, 27700, France
+33 2 32 54 41 93
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A wonderful place to see in the beautiful Normandy countryside. We started at the parking area and walked the path down to Des Andeles, such a charming town! Amazing to think this imposing structure was built for Richard the Lionhearted in just one year!

Thank Daisy57258
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a tour of the Chateau in mid September and was impressed with the history attached to this place. It is fairly accessible if you can walk without too much effort, but some of the trails are a bit steep and rocky. The views...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice time here. It was an enjoyable walk and I learnt a lot about oranges and Dom Pacello. They had an orange sensory cave ( yes, you can smell the different types of oranges) and a house that has been restored. A...More

Thank YolandeL26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 15 minutes Climb up the hill behind he chirch gives you breat-taking views of Les Andelys and the Seine winding trough the landsape. The ruin itselv is not much to see, and can be crowded. Did not pay to see the inside.

Thank AinaK2013
Reviewed 7 August 2018

It looks high up but it was a reasonably easy hike. Pretty cool to be at a site that dates around the eleven hundreds. Its mostly runins of what was a much larger fortress.

Thank JoeInBucks
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The walk to the top is strenuous, but once you make it, the view is spectacular. There are steep roads to get to the top, but it's paved, so that helps. Take water. No charge to see the ruins. There is one portion that has...More

Thank Cristimae
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The castle is well worth a view from the hill opposite on the river side. It is a fine looking castle that reflects many of the Crusader techniques brought back from the Middle East by Richard the Lionheart. The back story of why the castle...More

1  Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We did the long walk up the steep Andelys hill during a group walking tour on our Vantage river cruise in mid-June 2018. This 12th-century castle was built by Richard the Lion-Heart, but only portions of the original fortress stand today and are very impressive....More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This is a ruin, but it played an important part in French/English history and is linked to Richard 1. There are information boards everywhere explaining its history and by the time you have visited you would have improved your history knowledge of this era.

1  Thank Paul A
Reviewed 25 June 2018

A bit of a climb but worth it for the view alone. We actually were very politely offered a retired persons discount (not usual in France).

2  Thank hjbridewell
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