Château Guillaume le Conquérant

Falaise
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Falaise, the birthplace of William the Conqueror, is proud of its medieval castle surrounded by imposing walls. Two out of its three towers are typical of the Anglo-Norman style and the third, known as the Talbot Tower, was built in the 13thC. An audiovisual tour recalls the story of William and his heir's great epic. Guided tour with no extra charge at weekends & holidays.

Nearby attractions

The Mémorial des Civils dans la Guerre, the Memorial of Civilians in Wartime, is a unique new museum looking at the lives of civilians in France under the German Occupation, during the Allied Liberation and in the aftermath of...

This château houses a fascinating museum with a collection of 800 miniature items of furniture & antiquities. History is brought to life by a series of moving models including a talking 'cook' in the kitchen.

This wonderful, highly detailed model railway opened in 1969 and appeals to all ages. New additions are the lime kiln tour and for children the inflatable 'bouncy' train. There are 15 trains running through various landscapes...

The Montmortel Memorial commemorates the Battle of the Falaise Pocket, a period of intense fighting that raged in the area around Falaise during the Battle of Normandy.

Places to visit nearby

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