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Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, Falaise

4.3
#11 of 44 in Historic Sites in Calvados
Castle Historic Site
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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  • We visited the castle at the end of May and the wind was still rather chilly, so dress warmly. We wandered around the ruins and debated whether to pay the entrance fee to see inside what looked like a...  more »
  • A great little place to stop and enjoy the views, walk through the well preserved buildings, and to use the tablet to see what life would have been like in the chateau. Well worth the visit.  more »
  • We visited this castle with two teenagers in tow, one of whom did not want to go, and we were blown away. There is free car parking around the back of the castle. The walk up to the castle was quite i...  more »
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  • Interesting place with plenty of informational text in English and French. The site uses tablets to give you an amazing 3D view of the place as it would've been during it's prime. Knowledgeable staff.
  • Rich in history. Surprising structure and quite complex specially considering the bare hot plains i traversed on my motorbike to get here... Interesting how the British consider William the conqueror Norman, almost English, almost not French! Jejeje
  • 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!