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Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, Falaise
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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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  • This beautiful castle is completely disfigured because of concrete and metal at the entrance... inside, nothing exceptional. The staff is not very friendly damage... I just wanted to share my disappointment by visiting this castle I was expecting a lot better...
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  • An exceptional guide allowed us to fully appreciate this place full of history. One more to put Ipads available at the entrance, which allow families to spend a good time however.
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  • Very good tour; friendly staff. Story visit is attractive and pleasing to children. The iPad to provisions allow a more complete visit but will NEVER replace the visit with a guide, too bad. The concreting of this historical monument and its hideous drawbridge in iron plate is an absolute disgrace.
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  • 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