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“A nice respit from more crowded venues along the Sien River”
Review of Chateau Gaillard

Chateau Gaillard
Ranked #155 of 1,201 things to do in Normandy
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

It looks high up but it was a reasonably easy hike. Pretty cool to be at a site that dates around the eleven hundreds. Its mostly runins of what was a much larger fortress.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JoeInBucks
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

The walk to the top is strenuous, but once you make it, the view is spectacular. There are steep roads to get to the top, but it's paved, so that helps. Take water. No charge to see the ruins. There is one portion that has a charge, but apparently there's nothing in it, so don't bother.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Cristimae
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

The castle is well worth a view from the hill opposite on the river side. It is a fine looking castle that reflects many of the Crusader techniques brought back from the Middle East by Richard the Lionheart. The back story of why the castle was built and how quickly it was built was well rendered by our guide.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Archaeobuff
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

We did the long walk up the steep Andelys hill during a group walking tour on our Vantage river cruise in mid-June 2018. This 12th-century castle was built by Richard the Lion-Heart, but only portions of the original fortress stand today and are very impressive. Great views of the Seine River and surrounding countryside. Take water and food. There are no restrooms.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janet M
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is a ruin, but it played an important part in French/English history and is linked to Richard 1. There are information boards everywhere explaining its history and by the time you have visited you would have improved your history knowledge of this era.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Paul A
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