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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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  • Visited the castle expecting a small museum and not much more than that but I have to say that I was blown away by how much my expectations were surpassed. When you pay your entrance fee, which was on...  more »
  • The castle is quite impressive from the outside and the view is beautiful. A Tablet is paid for the visit, which well looked after children and allows parents to linger a bit!
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  • Exceptional heritage Normand. Very nice restoration with the exception of the army entry into concrete. The outside (such as the garden of the simple) are also interesting. Inside, it's a guided tour by digital tablet that awaits you. Through the tablets the parts back to their medieval life and digital animations explain the history of the major characters in this place. Welcome to the shop/ticket office. Beware, there are some tricky places for people who have Vertigo.
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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