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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  • Modern materials used on an old great fortress. Steel and concrete was udes instead of stone and woord. Real schame. Nothing is done to create an authentic feeling. Not outside and not inside. 
    Modern materials used on an old great fortress. Steel and concrete was udes instead of stone and woord. Real schame. Nothing is done to create an authentic feeling. Not outside and not inside.  more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit, especially with the handheld tablet which was excellent as it showed you what the Castle would have originally looked. The history of William the Conqueror was very... 
    We really enjoyed our visit, especially with the handheld tablet which was excellent as it showed you what the Castle would have originally looked. The history of William the Conqueror was very...  more »
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  • Really well worth the 8,5€. Very interesting interactive tablet tour. Videos also have english subtitles. Decent amount of historic background without going over the top. I would caution if you have any mobility issues the stairs are rather steep and a bit narrow. And lastly, if you are a real purist, parts of it have been restored (beautifully and authentically)
  • The base of William the Conqueror the Duke of Normandy, so full of history. Massive site with viewing areas equipped with high tech binoculars so you can see what it was like in ancient times.

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