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Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant

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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...more
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Place Guillaume le Conquerant, 14700, Falaise, France
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

During a drizzling day in Falaise, our b&b host recommended we take the kids to the castle. What they thought would be another “boring castle” was an interactive exploration with a tablet. A great mix of history and technology. The kids (and adults) has to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Great secondary visit after Caen and Williamsd tomb. Impressive sight. The perspetcives allowed through the tablets and the exterior technology make it an unique place. One hour should do. The Falaise Gap memorial in the region is not to be missed as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gregg1200
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Although we had heard of Falaise and the 2nd WW battle of the Falaise Gap, we really had no intention of visiting. Discovered the castle where William the Conqueror was born. Well worth a visit, you are given an iPad which when focused on a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Plenty of parking below the castle walls. Interesting experiment with augmented reality tablets but didn’t really do it for me. I preferred the videos projected on the walls that were well made and informative. Also the external viewers were good. Not quite sure why the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

We had passed through Falaise many times but had never visited the birthplace of William the Conqueror. The castle has been carefully and sympathetically restored and cleverly utilises modern techniques to transport us back into the past. Projections of the main characters tell their stories...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

The chateau is an impressive find. I was surprised to see it was just behind the Hotel de Ville in the middle or town, more or less. The grounds are nice and the AR tablets are a nice touch. The one thing to remember here...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Very well preserved. Interesting points are shown as they were earlier. Video show about timeline. Great view over city.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 611manfred45
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We spent around 2 to 3 hours at William the Conqueror's castle. We were issued I-pads (with our id) that gave us further information as we toured around the castle. I'm sure this is a big hit with children and draws them in, especially if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank janLincolnshire
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I hadn't been to the castle since the 1970s, and goodness it had changed. The kids loved the I-pads, the projected characters from the castle's past helped bring it to life, and the woman showing how decorative tiles were made was engaging. There are great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We have done a lot of history during our holiday round Normandy- and so another historical visit was met with some resistance from my teenage son. However the 3d binoculars and ipads to use whilst touring the main tower were a huge hit! Had to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sharon B
June 2, 2017|
Response from 912jacquelinel | 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
Trevor E
March 19, 2017|
Response from Yas46 | Reviewed this property |
No, we bought them at the ticket office