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Chateau Gaillard, Normandy

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This fortress was dreamed of, skillfully designed and built by the fiery Richard I of England, feudal Duke of Normandy, better known as Richard the Lionheart. Like its creator, the stronghold of Les Andelys calls to mind strength, power, invincibility. Yet, the virtually impregnable fortress would live only a few years, just like Richard, who was too confident in his talents as a warrior.

Today, Chateau Gaillard is a ruined medieval castle overlooking the River Seine. It has a complex and advanced design, and uses early principles of concentric fortification. The castle consists of three enclosures separated by dry moats, with a keep in the inner enclosure. Chateau Gaillard is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Les Andelys Edition.
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  • This place is the most emblematic monument of the Duchy of Normandy. The castle is half in ruins, but I think it should stay because it represents the passage of the Duchy of Normandy in France. The view is wonderful and do not hesitate to visit the churches of Andelys and the small Andelys.
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  • Nice set but... pay to see the heart? There's a concern why not get paid for the site? and then why pay for little some recent info. apparently it; have been added on the large canvas on the inside; but too weak to really give life to the place... car park with toilets in short distance but markets and good physique desired shoes however I leave the note "very nice" hoping to boost a bit the Manager
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  • This weekend was not the top side time to make such a visit: damage because the site is beautiful and the Valley of the Seine is very nice view from the top. We'll come back another time with the Sun to enjoy.
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  • Well-preserved castle ruins with historical information signs in both French & English. Spectacular!
  • Un lugar espectacular
  • Excellent hike and well worth the effort. Be sure to take your camera.
  • Well amazing. Our 2nd time. we R still in awe.
  • Cool history and landscape, but only ruins to visit. If you are into ruins or landscape go for it. Otherwise just read about it.
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