LES ANDELYS

Château-Gaillard

Chateaux

Pets accepted
In Les Andelys, between Paris and Rouen, Château Gaillard overlooks one of the most beautiful meanders of the river Seine. Built by Richard the Lionheart in 1198, it barred the river Seine before Rouen to protect the Duchy of Normandy. After the death of Richard the Lionheart in 1199, his brother, John Lackland, inherited it. But in 1204, King Philip II Augustus seized it which made the Duchy of Normandy part of the Kingdom of France. Nowadays, the site provides a stunning view over the splendid Seine valley. Built in only one year and so proud of his work, Richard the Lionheart exclaimed "How beautiful she is my one-year-old daughter! What a “gaillard” castle". ("gaillard" here means well-fortified).
Contact details

Château-Gaillard

CR 69 dit de Gaillard

27700 LES ANDELYS

Phone : 02 32 54 41 93

Fax : 02 32 54 41 93

Booking

Obligatory for groups

Type of reservation :

Central reservation

Rates

Base rate - full rate adult From 3,20 €
Reduced rate From 2,70 €
Gratuities
Base rate - full rate adult From 4,50 €
Reduced rate From 4 €
Child rate From 3,20 €
Means of payment

Postal or bank cheques

Cash

Opening times

Group, Single

From 01/04/2017 to 01/11/2017
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 10:00-18:00
Closing : Tuesday

Services

Pets accepted

Specially for families

Shop

Play area

Activities

Supervised learning activity

Learning activity

Specific theme activities

Specific theme activities

Specific theme activities

Specific theme activities

Junior workshop

Facility

Guided tour

Educational visits

Coach Parking

Visits

VisitsIndividualGroup
Visite libre en permanence - yes
Visite guidées sur demande - yes
Average time60 minutes60 minutes
Further informationBooklet with illustrations for the individual guided tours.
The site has 7 panels to help with the tour on the château's history.

Possibility of tour of Collegiate church or Le Petit-Andely.

Group

Coach parking
Groups acccepted
Minimum number of people 10
Maximum number of people 100
Coaches can park in the Chateau's upper car park The guided tour of Château-Gaillard will take you round the upper and lower courtyard of the fortress along the path followed by the French in 1204...