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AT 30 KM: CHATEAU GAILLARD (LES ANDELYS) - THE STRONGHOLD OF RICHARD THE LIONHEART

AT 30 KM: CHATEAU GAILLARD (LES ANDELYS) - THE STRONGHOLD OF RICHARD THE LIONHEART

The Stronghold of Richard the Lionheart...

... Think back to the fantastic life of Richard the Lionheart, the friend of Robin Hood, as Walter Scott related it in his novel Ivanhoe. Chateau-Gaillard is the very place where these romanticized stories meet History. For this fortress was dreamed of, skillfully designed and built by the fiery Richard I of England, feudal Duke of Normandy, better known as Richard the Lionheart. This nickname was given in recognition of his bravery in the Crusades.

Eight hundred years later, Chateau-Gaillard offers living proof that this celebrated ruler really existed. Its stones give an idea of Richard's nature. Like its creator, the stronghold of Les Andelys calls to mind strength, power, invincibility. Yet the virtually impregnable fortress would live only a few years, just like Richard, who was too confident in his talents as a warrior.

From March 15 through November 15: Open daily, except Tuesdays and May 1, from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: 3 euros; free for children under 10 - Free visit of the grounds year round