Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Falaise

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Castle · Historic Site
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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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  • 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 »
  • There is no way this visit can be improved. The castle has been totally messed up by the tourism people. What a shame!! 
    There is no way this visit can be improved. The castle has been totally messed up by the tourism people. What a shame!!  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)
  • Intresting to see the graffiti and fireplaces. Views at night are picturesque with crows flying around. 3D feature is amusing for kids.

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