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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.
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant reviews
Having come here over 30 years ago it has changed a bit although the central feature of the ruined chateau with modern replacements for the missing bits remains as fascinating as ever. Enhanced with.... more »
Falaise castle is erected from the tenth century onward on a rocky outcrop dominating the river Ante. The defining edifices of the present stronghold are dated twelfth (great and little keep) and... more »
Amazing simply the most wonderful Castle we have been to!!! The interactive tablet's gave a real in sight to how it would have looked and had bonus features to go into more depth. Friendly staff with excellent English skills to help those with limited French skills like us. I won't say much more as to not spoil your experience. Definitely a must do a real Gem.
A great example of early period castle which was also a ducal seat. They are doing a wonderful job of restoration, leaving as much as possible of the original structure. Excellent information displays on William and his life there. The tablet tour VR displays were well done also. For those who want to visit a true castle, not a chateau, this is a good experience.
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