When I last visited Falaise 25 years ago the castle was a crumbling ruin. It has now been done up, given a roof and has allegedly authentic reconstructions added in a rather unattractive concrete. Entry is through an attractive new visitor centre with a bust of William who for some reason has ben given a large moustache. The keep now has a roof and inside are displays - at the moment telling fairy stories with amusing little tableaux. There is plenty to explore inside and out but the two highlights are the stunning views over the town to be had from the top of the tower and the imaginative use of technology in tablets and 'augmented reality binoculars' which show you how the castle looked in medieval times. Very clever and very helpful it is to. Children would probably love exploring this place but don't omit to go round the outside to get more fantastic views of it perched on a rock. The shop is ok but unlike other French castles has few decent books. They also need to make a path from the gate as the grass will get very muddy and slippy. Definitely worth the detour to see.
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