We arrived at lunch time and were please with the free parking around the walls of the castle. First things first lunch. Now Failiase has one of the best boulangerie/pastisseries I have ever been in. The assortment is sooooo tempting. The food of the highest quality.
To the castle. Very inexpensive to get in and the staff were extremely welcoming and helpful and also tolerant of my bad, school-boy French. We were given a mini-tablet each (note not to share but one each) and these devices when aimed at time targets presented how each room might have looked decorated in the manner of the day. The "war-machine" models and tablet animations were a real bonus.
On t he way around in various rooms actors were beamed onto the walls.These actors were playing various characters from the period. What was really cool was that their presentations gave one an idea of the back-biting, politics and stupidity that comes with power sometimes - makes you think somethings just have not changed.
Anyway back to the plot. We eventually found our way to the top of the tower and enjoyed the view over the rooftops of Falaise. Lovely to see the old roof tops. On the way out we found the complete story of Guillaume's prep, planning and subsequent invasion, this was presented on very high quality story boards.
Don't leave your visit for a rainy day as the grassy area inside the outer wall (does that make sense - hope so) is a very pleasant place to be to eat your lunch.
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