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Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, Falaise

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
William the Conquerer's birthplace and an important stronghold of the Dukes of Normandy and English kings, Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant remains an impressive example of Norman fortification. French king Phillipe Augustus wrested the castle from the hands of King John in 1204. Learn about the building’s history through excellent audio-visual displays. Call ahead for guided tours in English. Use our Falaise tour planner to arrange your visit to Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant and other attractions in Falaise.
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  • The Castle and very large, beautiful view, but it stops there, I join a member that explains well the problem of this castle, concrete everywhere, from railings in stainless steel, touch tablet, too modern for the frame buildings, we did not visit the Castle but only outside (given the price), there are monuments rehabilitated using materials of construction in line with the time , cliffs is the opposite... still a matter of money, surely, I understand how have they had the permission to put concrete everywhere and build modern buildings?, frankly it ruin the tour, I visited other castles which are restored to the same "wood and stone" smaller certainly, but much more beautiful and consistent in their eras, Cliff didn't really love trap to tourists once again.
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  • Falaise is famous on two counts : William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings Devastation in the Second World War The Falaise Castle may be the best museum there is in France and the UK. I was bl...  read more »
  • This magnificent castle looms over Falaise and has been very well presented, showing the history of William and his family. The ipads given to one as guides were rather difficult to use, but all exhib...  read more »
  • Great museum! Interactive par excellence! Each visitor gets an iPad and is guided through the exhibition. I never had an experience like that. I recommend it to anyone.
  • Excellent historical stop. If you are in Normandy, this is a MUST see!
  • Very good and the interactive iPads are a bonus!
  • Splendid castle visiting experience. Brings history to life in a modern context.
  • Well worth a visit. Guided tours in English
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