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Chateau Gaillard

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Fabulous spot - but take some cash

Driving up from Les andelys, it's quite a stunning vista from the car park when you see this place... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
trig56
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London, United Kingdom
very nice

You can easily see these ruins from the river below. With a lot of effort walking up to the top of... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
RustyHaigh12
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Southington, Connecticut
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Chemin du Chateau de la Gaillard | Les Andelys, Eure, Haute Normandie. Petit Andely, 27700, France
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All reviews car park seine river chateau gaillard parking lot worth the climb steep hill parking area entrance fee richard the lion heart surrounding countryside french king medieval history well worth the effort wear good walking shoes well worth the trip paved road knew how
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a short but steep hike up to Chateau Gaillard. Although you are walking up a paved road (open to cars), if you are not in good shape, you should take your time and stop periodically. It is worthwhile to explore the ruins. You...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Manuel B
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Driving up from Les andelys, it's quite a stunning vista from the car park when you see this place. My two kids are pretty neanderthal when it comes to history and lovely vistas, but this really took the biscuit. Both (11 yo girl and 14...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank trig56
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We toured this ancient ruin with a guide from our Seine River Cruise ship..... fantastic guide and a wonderful outing..... it made it MORE special when we saw the tomb of Richard the Lion Hearted only a few days later in another location....

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

You can easily see these ruins from the river below. With a lot of effort walking up to the top of the hill, you will be rewarded with a strong sense of history. While the castle is crumbling it still give you a sense what...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RustyHaigh12
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent result of the great work of the family. All done with great love. In a large park, you can enjoy peace and quiet, in a small garden you can see beautiful apples and other fruits. But the biggest success is the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Valeriya K
Reviewed 21 September 2018

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!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Daisy57258
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CoachDave37
Reviewed 6 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank YolandeL26
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from AinaK2013 | Reviewed this property |
Les Andelys. Rouen in Normandie, Frqnce for a bigger place. Have a nice trip!
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