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chateau Gaillard Tour


Gaillard's castle

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 Richard I of King 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.

In fact like its creator, the stronghold of Les Andelys calls to mind
strength, power, invincibility.




Chateau Gaillard - Richard coeur de Lion


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