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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
+33 2 31 41 61 44
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank rojan76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank 63John63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank GoodFood88
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank 611manfred45
Reviewed 5 September 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

Thank janLincolnshire
Reviewed 28 August 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

Thank glance-to-leg
Reviewed 27 August 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

Thank Kathryn N
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We took a 5 and an 8 year old. They loved it - iPads helped. Really well thought out narrative of the history.

Thank jami7739
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The restored walls are impressive from outside. It is not like a traditional French chateau but, as a board explains, more like an English castle. It is free to wander inside where there are a limited number of display boards but not a lot else....More

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Sharon B
2 June 2017|
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
Trevor E
19 March 2017|
Response from Yas46 | Reviewed this property |
No, we bought them at the ticket office