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Chateau Gaillard

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Chateau Gaillard - great views of the Seine and bringing Richard the Lionheart to life 1,000 years later

Regardless of how you arrive here, Les Andelys is a lovely little town, and the climb to the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2012
Grafton, Massachusetts
Not open in March, but you can still walk the grounds

The sign said open April-September, but that doesn't mean you can't walk the grounds for free... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2012
Centerville, Ohio
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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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Reviewed 1 November 2012

We were at Giverny and didn't want to go back to Paris right away so we googled what was nearby. The chateau is a ruin of Richard the Lionhearted, set up high on a hill overlooking the valley and the Seine below. The view was...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2012

Regardless of how you arrive here, Les Andelys is a lovely little town, and the climb to the Chateau Gaillard is worth the effort. From here, Richard the Lionheart controlled the Seine River as it flowed from Paris, with stakes and rocks strategically placed in...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2012 via mobile

Château Gaillard at Les Andelys offers a stunning perspective of The Seine River as Richard the Lion Heart must have viewed it. Although he only occupied the Castle 1year, it contains a wealth of history. The climb is worth it! Although many of the building...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2012

You don’t have to have an interest in medieval European history (like I do) to appreciate this fantastic ruined castle in the Normandy region of France. I was staying for a week in Paris and convinced my boyfriend we should rent a car to make...More

3  Thank EmilyER
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Driving from Paris to Normandy, make sure to stop by Chateau Gaillard, Richard the Lion Heart's Castle. This is a wonderfully preserved historic site, which is being restored. You can get a really great idea of how a medievel castle looked and worked. Overlooking the...More

1  Thank Susanbunny_8
Reviewed 18 March 2012

The sign said open April-September, but that doesn't mean you can't walk the grounds for free. Pretty amazing location, on a bluff overlooking the Seine. A ruined castle on a hill of green grass, I couldn't help but feel a bit like Robert Plant. There...More

1  Thank DaytonJG
Reviewed 6 April 2005

This is the ruins of a castle built by Richard the Lion Hearted. Sited at the top of a bluff overlooking the river it has best view of the valley all around. Access is easy as you can drive to the top.

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Response from AinaK2013 | Reviewed this property |
Les Andelys. Rouen in Normandie, Frqnce for a bigger place. Have a nice trip!
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