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Chateau Gaillard

Chemin du Chateau de la Gaillard, Petit Andelys | Les Andelys, Eure, Haute Normandie, 27700, France
+33 2 32 54 04 16
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Get Ready to Climb

Tour as part of a river cruise. Walk through small village and then up a steep hill. Then play... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
umuva
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
Parts of the castle have been restored; views of river valley limited by haze

The gate to the inside of the castle was closed Monday morning. What one can see of the outside by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
fuzzyfred
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Reno, Nevada
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Chemin du Chateau de la Gaillard, Petit Andelys | Les Andelys, Eure, Haute Normandie, 27700, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour as part of a river cruise. Walk through small village and then up a steep hill. Then play mountain goat as you wander around the ruins of an 800+ year old castle. Our guide gave us great background as to the building, siege and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gate to the inside of the castle was closed Monday morning. What one can see of the outside by walking around takes about 30 minutes. The views of the Seine river valley were limited by haze or early morning fog. It was an uphill...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This castle, built in just two years by Richard the Lionhearted is an interesting place with a superb view of the Seine river and the adjoining ancient town of Andelys. Well worth a visit. The French seine that captured the castle took 6 months due...More

Thank LOMike
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Fabulous place, best visited out of season I would think. We parked up on the nearest car park and walked the short scenic path over to the chateaux. There is also a nature walk Which takes about an hour, you can get a route from...More

1  Thank Janine A
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

View of the river Seine Valley Is Stuning. Chateau ruins are magnificient so it Is worth of visiting former Defence fortress.

Thank Vlado Z
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The hike to Chateau Gaillard, the ruins of Richard the Lionheart's 12 century stronghold was exhilarating. The views from the castle ruins were remarkable.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

I've been to the castle ruins four times over the years and is a standard stop when travelling in Normandy. The view over the river is very beautiful and the historical significance of the castle makes it an interesting place to visit. There isn't much...More

1  Thank RMMarriner
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I hiked up to Chateau Gaillard which was a castle owned by Richard the Lionhearted. It is pretty much ruined but the photos you can get from the top are worth the hike and if you have an imagination you could imagine...More

Thank Brads P
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is for those who are interested in Medieval history, Richard the lionheart and related people. This is thought to be "untakable" fortress, but alas, it was taken during such a short period. Read the history before visiting...or get a historical guide. Town below the...More

Thank vamsally
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Our ship docked in Les Andelys at the bend of the Seine River. From the river front, our guide walked us to the 12th century ruins of King Richard the Lionheart’s fortress, the Chateau Gaillard. Be sure to wear good walking shoes/runners, as you will...More

1  Thank kenl461
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Fredrick S
Viking offers an afternoon tour (2hrs) of the town and an afternoon-evening (5hrs) countryside tour. My question is whether it's possible to do both. I hope someone can answer.
14 January 2017|
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SandyCarterTravel
How long should I plan to take for the visit to Chateau Gaillard? We are also planning on visiting de la Roche Guyon on the same day. Thank you, Sandy
6 July 2015|
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JoePatCapri
Is the Castle open to river cruise passengers on Tuesdays?
12 June 2015|
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