Panorama sur les boucles de la Seine et château Gaillard aux Andelys © David Darrault - La Seine à Vélo
Cyclistes sur le halage aux Andelys © David Darrault - La Seine à Vélo
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Château Gaillard

A château towering above one of the Seine’s most beautiful meanders

Built for Richard the Lionheart in 1198, the castle defended the river upstream of Rouen, protecting the Plantagenet Duchy of Normandy. After Richard’s death in 1199, his brother, King John of England, inherited the castle, but in 1204, French king Philippe Auguste seized it, bringing the whole of Normandy into the possession of the French crown. Today, climbing to the top of the site, enjoy breathtaking views over the Seine Valley.

 

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