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Chateau Gaillard

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Interesting Castle Ruin in Charming French Town

This castle, built in just two years by Richard the Lionhearted is an interesting place with a... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
LOMike
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Beautiful location

I've been to the castle ruins four times over the years and is a standard stop when travelling in... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
RMMarriner
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Sydney, Australia
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Chemin du Chateau de la Gaillard | Les Andelys, Eure, Haute Normandie. Petit Andely, 27700, France
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All reviews car park seine river chateau gaillard parking lot worth the climb steep hill parking area entrance fee richard the lion heart surrounding countryside french king medieval history well worth the effort wear good walking shoes well worth the trip paved road knew how
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Fred T
Reviewed 23 April 2017 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank LOMike
Reviewed 11 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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Janine A
Reviewed 6 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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Pechfoodlover
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

Date of experience: December 2016
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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank bradsp2016
Reviewed 12 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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank kenl461
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Old castle that is falling apart but quite picturesqe. You can't go in but the unbelievable countryside is there for you to see. Spectacular view, including the castle. Rolling and hilly farmland. And it is free.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Les Andelys. Rouen in Normandie, Frqnce for a bigger place. Have a nice trip!
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