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The Gisors Castle is an important historical 10-11th century landmark, originally ordered by King... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
GeorgeFromSingapore
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Singapore, Singapore
A truly historical Middle Ages castle

On the way from Rouen to Giverny then Paris, the stopover at Gisors is a reminder of the long... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
JohnPaul2010
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Dubai
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28 Mar 2018
“For history lovers”
19 Aug 2018
“Probably the best example of this type we’ve seen”
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Beautiful light stonework, probably the best example of a motte and bailey that we’ve seen because it’s intact. As other reviewers say there is no information unless you take a guide tour, it was deserted but it was a French public holiday. The tower and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

One of northern Frances most important and historic sites with strong ties to the Kings of England a visit here only really makes sense if you book a guided tour, otherwise it's not much more than a walk in a very attractive and historic park....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed to arrive in time for the scheduled 10:00 am tour only to find there was none that day, nor did the 11:00 am tour take place as scheduled. We were told the only English language tour the day we came (May 5)...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

The Gisors Castle is an important historical 10-11th century landmark, originally ordered by King William II of England (Duke of Normandy) and forming a stronghold between "Normandy and "France". The highly recommended one hour guided tour (5 Euro) will bring you up the mound itself...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GeorgeFromSingapore
Reviewed 15 May 2017

On the way from Rouen to Giverny then Paris, the stopover at Gisors is a reminder of the long history of the ownership of this region (other people may say the occupation) by brits. Gisors is one of the royal castles built in Normandy. Thomas...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank JohnPaul2010
Reviewed 13 August 2015

France has treasures and some of them are just left to decay, it is one of them. The poor girl at the entrance has no explanation as why the gardeners left the place with all the plants destroying the beautiful stone, why at the office...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

This is a very historic castle. That alone makes it worthy of a visit for any history readers. The view from the castle over the town's rooftops was photo worthy.

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank wmcca
Reviewed 29 June 2014

In 1097 William Rufus had an earthen mound erected at Gisors, topped by a wooden tower and palisade. The latter were soon replaced by a stone keep and curtain wall. Henry II Plantagenet (1160-1189) surrounded the mound with a large second enclosure, protected by eight...More

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank Iweinvanaalst
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