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Friday 26 January 2018

Days out in France - Falaise Castle, Normandy

Last year we visited Normandy. Although we've been there many times, one place we hadn't yet seen was the small town of Falaise and it's famous castle.

This small town dates back to Roman times and is probably best known today for being the birthplace of William the Conqueror. We visited on a weekday in October so out of season (no crowds) but still warm enough to enjoy the town and the castle grounds.

Falaise Town Hall

William the Conqueror and six dukes of Normandy

The castle itself is a wonderful mix of modern and old. Some parts of the castle have modern 'repairs' and visitors are given an interactive tablet to use as they go around - the treasure hunt kept me busy for ages!

Entrance to Falaise Castle

Falaise Castle

Falaise Castle

Falaise Castle

Armed with a tablet and ready for the treasure hunt!

Falaise Castle

Falaise Castle

I'm trying very hard not to look down here - those flooring I was walking on had very big gaps down to a very big drop!!  The view from the top was worth it though.

Falaise Castle

If you're ever in the area, this is definitely worth a visit. Be warned though, there's a lot of steps and climbing and if you can go out of season, you could almost have the castle to yourself like we did.

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