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Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant

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Address: Place Guillaume le Conquerant, 14700, Falaise, France
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The birthplace of William the Conqueror in 1027. free access to the...

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 childrenExhibition "Anglonorman castles, Conquerors and Builders" from May the 14th to october the 16th 20111066 is the beginning of an epic for the Normans and the most famous of them all, William, born in Falaise.

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Fascinating!

We were just simply interested by what this castle had inside. At admission, we were given(in exchange for some ID)a tablet(an ipad, not a tablet to swallow) that gives us... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

We were just simply interested by what this castle had inside. At admission, we were given(in exchange for some ID)a tablet(an ipad, not a tablet to swallow) that gives us information about the room we were in. And it was modern and educational on the inside. Perhaps the best part was that people were allowed on the roof!

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dorset
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93 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We arrived bang on opening time (10 am) so enjoyed a quiet tour. (The previous day was a Bank Holiday and the queue stretched on and on!) The entrance fee is 8 euros but this includes a tablet to use.The interactive tablets really brought each room to life, and to compare them as they would have been originally. Even as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This castle is well worth a visit. Its been well restored and the visitor guides are very informative. We go every few years and it has always got something new to offer

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Thank LondonDeb0016
Noosa, Australia
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123 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Very interesting little town of historical significance for France and, indeed England. We visited during a week long festival commemorating William the Conqueror and the liberation of the town in August, 1944. Medieval village set up in the castle with demonstrations, etc. townspeople dressed in period costume and food cooked how it was when the castle was in operation. All... More 

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Aylsham, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the Chateau. The outside is impressive; the boys liked the tablets showing what it would have looked like. I found the characters (projected on the walls) telling their story interesting and a helpful summary. The view from the top was great.

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Timisoara, Romania
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Most people are impressed with the technology of presentation (this appealed to the young and not so young, including tablets and video projections), the staff ( who dressed up) to give talks on foods (tasting was also offered), history, medicines and herbs, selected relics (copies of) etc . i am impressed by the thought(s) that had gone into the presentation... More 

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78 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

The kids liked using the tablets provided to look back at how rooms would have looked in days gone by. We were disappointed that there was no coffee shop or kiosk - only a gift shop. We walked all the way up to the castle only to have to walk back down to town to get drinks and snacks. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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165 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

If visiting very old castles is on your list, this is the one to go to. Kitsch or not kitsch -- they give you an iPad with the ability to see what the rooms you visit would have looked like in the the time of William the Conquerer. They were interesting without being intrusive. I enjoyed the weapons room where... More 

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Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

We were impressed with our first visit to this site, about 15 years ago, and so it was high on our list when we returned to Normandy for a family holiday this summer. There have been several key improvements, most notable of which is the iPad-based visitor interpretation. This really brings the site to life in a way we had... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

A well priced attraction with free parking. The tablets are brilliant - they bring the building to life in a way that is just not possible with information boards alone. We enjoyed the way the virtual rooms were decorated and furnished and it was almost like being there at the time. Not once did our teenagers (14&17) say it was... More 

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