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A nice respit from more crowded venues along the Sien River

It looks high up but it was a reasonably easy hike. Pretty cool to be at a site that dates around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JoeInBucks
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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
Getting to the top is quite a task.

The walk to the top is strenuous, but once you make it, the view is spectacular. There are steep... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cristimae
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Springfield, Ohio
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Chemin du Chateau de la Gaillard | Les Andelys, Eure, Haute Normandie. Petit Andely, 27700, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It looks high up but it was a reasonably easy hike. Pretty cool to be at a site that dates around the eleven hundreds. Its mostly runins of what was a much larger fortress.

Thank JoeInBucks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk to the top is strenuous, but once you make it, the view is spectacular. There are steep roads to get to the top, but it's paved, so that helps. Take water. No charge to see the ruins. There is one portion that has...More

Thank Cristimae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is well worth a view from the hill opposite on the river side. It is a fine looking castle that reflects many of the Crusader techniques brought back from the Middle East by Richard the Lionheart. The back story of why the castle...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank cordovachick
Reviewed 28 June 2018

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.

1  Thank Paul A
Reviewed 25 June 2018

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).

2  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

3  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 8 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 7 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
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