Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, Falaise

#13 of 44 in Historic Sites in Calvados
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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544 reviews
  • August 15, 2017
    Good one in concrete on the front it's naughty playerbase, but inside is pretty well preserved. At the entrance we offer Tablet by explaining that she lets see some animations for logos in different rooms. OK that's cool.. .but in fact you can do many things with this tablet (hunting treasure, many explanations, lexicon and plan of the Castle). Thanks to the tourist who explained to us here! This allows extended the visit which could be quickly made without it. Shame not to have the explanation by the staff of the Castle.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We have travelled this beautiful castle of cliff. We had a Tablet augmented reality we showing the castle in its original state.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Visit with 3 children. We all loved this very well-restored Castle! We are accompanied by one or several tablets that make look us in the past and we relive parts visited at the time. It's great, children then lean on details to which they would not have attention during a single visit. The projections of the various characters on the walls are very successful also. The sound is impeccable. The tour is not too long but many markets have to work the glutes :-) Lack can be real time material (Knight dummy, hanging...)
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  • August 23, 2017
    Visited with my 4 and 7 year old. We spent over 2 hours exploring the castle. It was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend a visit to anyone. If you don't like heights don't look down as there's a lot of flooring that is transparent and it is very high up! The use of modern tech to tell the story is brilliant.
  • August 30, 2017
    Reasonably priced & a great half-day out if you are in the area. Clearly a lot of money has been spent here! You are given a tablet to show you not only what the rooms looked like in William's time but also convey extra information & even play games and so on for the kids.
  • July 14, 2017
    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.
  • April 5, 2017
    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
  • August 12, 2017
    You must visit this place!

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