Château Gaillard

Château Gaillard, Les Andelys: Hours, Address, Château Gaillard Reviews: 4.5/5

Château Gaillard
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Seat 13C
Paris, France1,687 contributions
Worth a visit
Jun 2021
Impressive ruins of a castle on a hilltop. It's not really worth paying to visit the tower, seeing the ruins from the outside is enough. Also worth a look from the higher car park (second parking is lower). Quite a steep walk to get to the ruins which might be difficult for those with mobility issues.
Written July 23, 2021
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Seasondtraveller
Paris4,111 contributions
Spectacular setting
Jul 2021
The setting is quite unique, overlooking the Seine from on high. The ruins are interesting, with some good explanations. We were lucky to benefit from some demonstrations of Middle Age crafts (which do not take place on a regular basis though).
Written July 3, 2021
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Dee_in_DE
Hockessin, Delaware303 contributions
Well worth the climb
Dec 2019
It is quite a hike from the town to the Chateau that overlooks the Seine River, high on a cliff. Part of the Chateau has been restored and part are the ruins. The view of the village and the surrounding countryside is amazing. Take your time and take a hike!
Written January 10, 2020
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KAW687
London, UK1,917 contributions
Viewed from car park
Oct 2019
Took a nice drive here. Viewed the chateau from the car park opposite as we didn't fancy the steep walk up. Very impressive ruin.
Written January 10, 2020
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JimParkway
Toronto, Canada1,765 contributions
Nice View of the Town
Nov 2018
Our tour group hike up to the top to the chateau, had a look of the remains of the chateau; and enjoyed a great views of the region.
Written October 31, 2019
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Levi N
Fairfax, VA503 contributions
Great views of the Seine
Sep 2019 • Couples
The history behind this place is almost better than the place, Norman stronghold of King Richard the Lionheart. There are 2 free car parks: one at the bottom of the hill and one at the top. The one at the top offers amazing overviews of the local village, the river, the cliffs around it, and the castle. The downside is it's a good walk down and back up to the castle. The grounds around the castle are nice with more great river views. To enter the inner bailey, you need to pay 3.50 euros. It's okay but not much to see beyond what you have already. Worth a visit but shouldn't take more than an hour.
Written September 27, 2019
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LeicestershireDex
Broughton Astley, UK182 contributions
Very interesting - great views
Sep 2019
Visited whilst in the area. You can walk up from the village which is a fair way and up hill (obviously) or take the easier option and drive most of the way and walk the rest. There is a viewing platform where you can take photos of the Seine and the village. There are also information boards telling you all about the history of the castle over the centuries. It was commissioned by Richard 3rd and over the years has been left to ruin, pieces of the chateau have been used to make other buildings but what is left is now being preserved thank goodness. We didnt go inside as we had our dog with us but it was still very interesting to read the history and see the fantastic views on a sunny day.
Written September 9, 2019
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Coldings
Copenhagen, Denmark425 contributions
Unmatched view and history
Sep 2019 • Couples
If you have not yet visited Richard Lionheart’s amazing fortress here, dramatically sitting on the cliffs above the quaint and historic village Les Andelys, you must go. It offers a spectacular view over the river Seine where it makes a bend, and over the village below. Although this mighty structure did not prevent the French king in 1204 o bring an end to almost 250 years of Norman rule over Normandy and Britain, the place stands as a witness to this rule and you feel the wings of history.
Written September 7, 2019
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James G
London, UK64 contributions
Superb views and an interesting back-story
Aug 2019 • Family
Well worth the climb: the castle ruins have an unbeatable aspect over the river as it bends past the beautiful town of Little Anderlys. And make sure that you climb the next-door hill too, for the best view of all: the castle framed against the river plain.
Written August 10, 2019
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Geoff7752
Banksia Beach, Australia101 contributions
Excellent History and Great story telling
Aug 2019 • Couples
Today we were met by King Richard the Lion Heart alias Ben Baillie from Lionheart tours to explore the remains of the Chateau.
Ben or should I say King Richard met us dressed in his chain Maile and Knight garb with helmet and shield.
Ben then set the scene with excellent commentary and lots of period story to entice to join him on the climb to the top of the hill.
At each critical point Ben would add to the story and wet our thoughts to want to go on further up the steep hill.

The climb is steep but very rewarding when you reach the top.

Very enjoyable opportunity to visit a site and have it brought to life with excellent commentary.

To book Ben email benbaillie45@hotmail.com
Written August 8, 2019
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