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Worth the Walk Up the Hill

We did the long walk up the steep Andelys hill during a group walking tour on our Vantage river... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cordova, Tennessee
A great way to view a river and see a castle

This is a ruin, but it played an important part in French/English history and is linked to Richard... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Chemin du Chateau de la Gaillard | Les Andelys, Eure, Haute Normandie. Petit Andely, 27700, France
+33 2 32 54 41 93
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the long walk up the steep Andelys hill during a group walking tour on our Vantage river cruise in mid-June 2018. This 12th-century castle was built by Richard the Lion-Heart, but only portions of the original fortress stand today and are very impressive....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a ruin, but it played an important part in French/English history and is linked to Richard 1. There are information boards everywhere explaining its history and by the time you have visited you would have improved your history knowledge of this era.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit of a climb but worth it for the view alone. We actually were very politely offered a retired persons discount (not usual in France).

Thank hjbridewell
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

So you build this great fortress on a hill surrounded by three moats and multiple layers of defenses. It has a deep well, food for your army for 2 years. ... and then build a chapel, but it's too dark, so you make some windows...More

1  Thank Ron C
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Again, you are sold nothing. I.e. for the entrance price (€3.5) you are given ruins, plus 6 posters on the walls, with the history of the place. But the Seine panorama around, which you can admire without entering is magnificent.

Thank MikiBrussels_Belgium
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Castle is on the top of a steep hill, but is worth the climb. The path levels out as you get close to the top. The view of the Seine river and the town below is very nice. The castle itself is mainly ruins although...More

Thank Reenie94061
Reviewed 6 May 2018

This "chateau" is little more than a ruins. You must hike up a very steep hill to get to the castle. The views from atop the hill make the hike worth it. You can see the Seine and all of the countryside. This fortress was...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Although the views of the Seine were spectacular, this attraction has no guided tours except in French. Also its English language pamphlet is skimpy and inadequate. The fort itself is accessible only to those who was walk on uneven ground including some uphill for more...More

1  Thank TravelerMike9999
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Ruins of the12th Century fortress built by Richard the Lionheart upon his return from the crusade. Construction amazingly took less than 2 years! The view over the Seine valley is breathtaking. Worth a detour, especially if you are into medieval history!

Thank GeorgeFromSingapore
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Great views over the river, the chalk cliffs and the town of Andelys. The ruins themselves are quite charming as well. Too bad the castle was closed for individual visitors when we arrived.

Thank Anastasia S
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