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Chateau Gaillard

Chemin du Chateau de la Gaillard | Les Andelys, Eure, Haute Normandie. Petit Andely, 27700, France
+33 2 32 54 41 93
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Beautiful landscape

Again, you are sold nothing. I.e. for the entrance price (€3.5) you are given ruins, plus 6 posters... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MikiBrussels_Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
Classic hilltop castle

Castle is on the top of a steep hill, but is worth the climb. The path levels out as you get close... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reenie94061
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Redwood City, California
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“seine river” (18 reviews)
“car park” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION
Chemin du Chateau de la Gaillard | Les Andelys, Eure, Haute Normandie. Petit Andely, 27700, France
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"worth the climb"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Again, you are sold nothing. I.e. for the entrance price (€3.5) you are given ruins, plus 6 posters on the walls, with the history of the place. But the Seine panorama around, which you can admire without entering is magnificent.

Thank MikiBrussels_Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle is on the top of a steep hill, but is worth the climb. The path levels out as you get close to the top. The view of the Seine river and the town below is very nice. The castle itself is mainly ruins although...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This "chateau" is little more than a ruins. You must hike up a very steep hill to get to the castle. The views from atop the hill make the hike worth it. You can see the Seine and all of the countryside. This fortress was...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the views of the Seine were spectacular, this attraction has no guided tours except in French. Also its English language pamphlet is skimpy and inadequate. The fort itself is accessible only to those who was walk on uneven ground including some uphill for more...More

1  Thank TravelerMike9999
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Ruins of the12th Century fortress built by Richard the Lionheart upon his return from the crusade. Construction amazingly took less than 2 years! The view over the Seine valley is breathtaking. Worth a detour, especially if you are into medieval history!

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

Great views over the river, the chalk cliffs and the town of Andelys. The ruins themselves are quite charming as well. Too bad the castle was closed for individual visitors when we arrived.

Thank Anastasia S
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Imposing ruins of the 12th century castle are well worth the detour from the highway from Paris to Normandy. The views from the top of the limestone cliffs are impressive. While there is not much to see in the ruins, it is still worth the...More

Thank joann k
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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Nice setting and impressive but After traveling from the UK to see Richard the Lion Harts fortress were extremely disappointed when we were rudely told that we could not gain entrance to the castle - 20 min before closing - by an aggressive female attendant....More

1  Thank darrylrwood
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

The chateau is high above the Seine River and the town of Andelys. We walked from our river boat all the way up to the chateau. At the top there is a parking lot, but it is still a trek from there to the chateau....More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

We visited here while cruising on the Seine River. What an extremely large and grand castle with so must history.

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