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Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant

Place Guillaume le Conquerant, 14700, Falaise, France
+33 2 31 41 61 44
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The birthplace of William the Conqueror in 1027. free access to the baileyadmission to the keeps :adult : 7,5 eurochild (between 6 and 16): 3,5 eurofamily pass (18 euro) : 2 adults and one child full prices provide you free entrances for all others childrenExhibition "Anglonorman castles, Conquerors and Builders" from May the 14th to october the 16th 20111066 is the beginning of an epic for the Normans and the most famous of them all, William, born in Falaise.
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Place Guillaume le Conquerant, 14700, Falaise, France
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"family ticket"
in 7 reviews
"key figures"
in 3 reviews
"visitor experience"
in 3 reviews
"castle grounds"
in 9 reviews
"restoration work"
in 3 reviews
"castle tour"
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"shows how"
in 5 reviews
"ticket office"
in 3 reviews
"enjoyable visit"
in 4 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 3 reviews
"large castle"
in 3 reviews
"treasure hunt"
in 12 reviews
"entry fee"
in 5 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"english history"
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"brought history to life"
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"interesting information"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like to break up a long car rides, especially with my teenage sons, with something to do on the way. We decided to stop and have lunch in Falaise on our drive from the Loire Valley to Normandy. It was a great choice as...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am so pleased we made this trip. Falaise is a lovely little place full of bars and restaurants. We parked by the lakes ( which are beautiful) by the old walls and walked to the castle about 5 minutes away. It is uphill but...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit. the castle has been restored as many original features were lost. It's fairly small. Staff are nice. The use of a tablet is included in the entry fee. I was so glad we accepted.The tablets take you back in time...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Falaise is a small town dominated by this Chateau which has been tastefully restored to give a very good insight into Norman times. There is a free car park at the base of the walls and it is a short walk to the Chateau itself....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this castle. The use of tablets to compare how the castle looked in its early days was brilliant. The projected figures giving their story of their connection to Falaise were very well done.

Thank Helen H
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Chateau was ruined but French have chosen to restore parts in cement rather than by stabilising ruins as per English National Trust. Some parts are free to walk round but you can pay for technology assistance in visualising some rooms.

Thank JRMaddog
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Very interesting castle that was seriously built to defend the area. You can walk around most of it for free or pay €8 and get a guided tour around the centre of the chateau and museum.

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We had an excellent experience made even better by the guide during the 2.00 English tour. The use of i pads to present a 'picture' of aspects of life in the castle was well thought out and helped to make the experience a pleasant one....More

Thank Neil B
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

It is a perfect example of how to sell nothing, or better said empty walls. This location sells you an iPad on which you can follow on video how the interior of the castle might have looked (this could be available otherwise over the internet)...More

Thank MikiBrussels_Belgium
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Learn about William the Conqueror at the archeological site castle, which overlooks the downtown. The castle grounds are free entry and very fascinating. There are also museums there with entry fee. A great place to see.

Thank Ken & Alice C
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Sharon B
2 June 2017|
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Response from Jacqueline L | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on your own level of interest. I would say at least an hour, maybe two if you want to read everything and watch all the videos. The best thing is that it's self guided via the iPad so timing is in your hands More
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Trevor E
19 March 2017|
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Response from Yas46 | Reviewed this property |
No, we bought them at the ticket office
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