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Chateau Guillaume Le Conquerant

The Chateau Guillaume Le Conquerant

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William the Conqueror Chateau Guillaume Le Conquerant



William the Conqueror Chateau Guillaume Le Conquerant our visit to this medieval castle in the town of Falaise in the Calvados region Normandy.

Sign to the Chateau

Guillaume Le Conquerant sign Calvados Normandy

The Chateau Guillaume Le Conquerant is easy to find just follow the signs or the castle walls. The entrance is in the square with the statue of William on a horse.

The Chateau is being restored the work as been ongoing for many years. At the time of our visit in June 2009 most of the work was on the walls. The castle entrance fee when we were there was 7 euros which was good value and you could park for free.

You entered through a book and gift shop where you are given a set of headphones in your language. The headphones picked up the music and narratives as you walked round the rooms in the fortress.It was an interesting visit you could wander round at your own pace. The views from the top of the keep over the town were worth the climb.



The Chateau entrance

Chateau Guillaume Le Conquerant Calvados Normandy


View of Falaise from the castle walls

Update

The Castle has a new exhibition about William from 1066 and how he still influence us to this day. To demonstrate this, many models, archaeological artefacts, maps, panels, projections and workshops will be available. The daily life of builders and craftsmen will be on display and the typical settings of a Lord's court with his family will be recreated.

Finally, many aspects of daily life will be recreated inside the Great Keep. The main aspects will concern the public use of the Aula : dealing out justice, receiving counsel or gathering important local figures. The furniture used (chests, bed, seats, throne) will be especially crafted and installed on location.

adult : 8,50 euro child (between 6 and 16): 4 euro family pass (21 euro) : 2 adults and up to 6 children max Chateau Guillaume-le-Conqurant. 14700 Falaise 02 31 41 61 44

view of Falaise Chateau Guillaume Le Conquerant  Calvados  Normandy

Le Grand Hotel de l'Espérance in Lisieux

Le Grand hotel Lisieux Normandy

Le Grand Hotel de l'Espérance offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge.

Meeting facilities include conference rooms, banquet facilities, and meeting rooms for small groups.

The property has a 24-hour front desk.

Grand Hotel de l`Esperance Lisieux


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A local Map of the area

The round tower built by Richard the Lionheart

Chateau Guillaume Le Conquerant Calvados  Normandy

A street next to the castle

Chateau Guillaume Le Conquerant Calvados  Normandy

Chateau Guillaume Le Conquerant Calvados  Normandy

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Sports fans are also well catered for with volleyball, pétanque, tennis, table tennis and cycling all available onsite. Children have their own playground complete with a bouncy castle and there is a fantastic covered swimming pool set in the middle of a beautiful lawn, making Aiguille Creuse perfect for families with young children.

The real advantage of Aiguille Creuse is its location, only four miles from the shingle beaches on the Normandy coast. Here you’ll find breath-taking natural beauty with spectacular white chalk cliffs that dominate the coastline, stretching for over 120 kilometres

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