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Chateau Gaillard

#108 of 1,020 things to do in Normandy
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Address: Chemin du Chateau de la Gaillard, Petit Andelys | Les Andelys, Eure, Haute Normandie, 27700, France
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A Fine Walk

As others have commented , it's a bit of a hike to the ruins but well worth the trip, when you realize that what remains of the fort is merely a third of the original structure... read more

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Reviewed today NEW

As others have commented , it's a bit of a hike to the ruins but well worth the trip, when you realize that what remains of the fort is merely a third of the original structure you really appreciate the major construction effort of everyone involved. the views of the river and surrounding countryside are amazing

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Vancouver, Washington
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We drove to the little town of Les Andelys. If you drive it is a bit confusing since you need to take a one-way road on the back side of town to get to the castle. When you get to the top of the hill near the visitor info kiosk you can park and look around. They have very basic... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tour as part of a river cruise. Walk through small village and then up a steep hill. Then play mountain goat as you wander around the ruins of an 800+ year old castle. Our guide gave us great background as to the building, siege and history of the castle. Spectacular views of the surrounding area from on high viewing platform.... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gate to the inside of the castle was closed Monday morning. What one can see of the outside by walking around takes about 30 minutes. The views of the Seine river valley were limited by haze or early morning fog. It was an uphill climb from town to the castle. Kids should like climbing around here.

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Thank fuzzyfred
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This castle, built in just two years by Richard the Lionhearted is an interesting place with a superb view of the Seine river and the adjoining ancient town of Andelys. Well worth a visit. The French seine that captured the castle took 6 months due to the castles unique design providing for three fortresses.

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Hebden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Fabulous place, best visited out of season I would think. We parked up on the nearest car park and walked the short scenic path over to the chateaux. There is also a nature walk Which takes about an hour, you can get a route from the info centre on the car park if it's open. Although there is plenty of... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

View of the river Seine Valley Is Stuning. Chateau ruins are magnificient so it Is worth of visiting former Defence fortress.

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The hike to Chateau Gaillard, the ruins of Richard the Lionheart's 12 century stronghold was exhilarating. The views from the castle ruins were remarkable.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

I've been to the castle ruins four times over the years and is a standard stop when travelling in Normandy. The view over the river is very beautiful and the historical significance of the castle makes it an interesting place to visit. There isn't much left of the castle, but what remains gives you a sense of how imposing it... More 

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Nyon, Switzerland
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I hiked up to Chateau Gaillard which was a castle owned by Richard the Lionhearted. It is pretty much ruined but the photos you can get from the top are worth the hike and if you have an imagination you could imagine what stories the walls could tell!

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