Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Falaise

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William the Conquerer's birthplace and an important stronghold of the Dukes of Normandy and English kings, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant remains an impressive example of Norman fortification. French king Phillipe Augustus wrested the castle from the hands of King John in 1204. Learn about the building’s history through excellent audio-visual displays. Call ahead for guided tours in English. Work out when and for how long to visit Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant and other Falaise attractions using our handy Falaise online driving holiday planner.
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  • Really enjoyed our visit and excellent value for money. Super films throughout castle learnt lots of history and fun iPads to see how the castle would have looked. Well worth a visit 
    Really enjoyed our visit and excellent value for money. Super films throughout castle learnt lots of history and fun iPads to see how the castle would have looked. Well worth a visit  more »
  • This is a definite must-see site for anyone, adults and kids alike. But there are lots of steps to be negotiated as you make your way around the self-guided tour. The self-guided tours is... 
    This is a definite must-see site for anyone, adults and kids alike. But there are lots of steps to be negotiated as you make your way around the self-guided tour. The self-guided tours is...  more »
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  • Great experience for all ages. Use of tablets in each room made for a virtual experience of what the room originally looked like. Games room with staff in period costumes was fun for the children. Lots of circular stairs to the different levels made for an authentic experience. Highly recommended:)
  • William the Conqueror's castle is a great way to spend a couple of hours immersed in the history of the time that William would of spent there, you are provided with a Histopad device that when you place the screen over certain emblems as you walk around you are immediately transported back to how the room would of looked like in Williams time. the castle has had a lot of time and effort put in to make it an enjoyable experience for all ages.

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