An emblem of the town Les Andelys, Château-Gaillard has also become symbolic of the Seine Normandy Borough since the beginning of 2017. To mark the occasion the Nouvelle Normandie Tourist Office would like to invite you to discover Chateau-Gaillard and its secrets as from 27th March when the former fortress becomes open to the public.

Erected in record time by Richard the Lionheart, King of England and Duke of Normandy in 1196 in order to protect both the River Seine and Rouen was often a witness of the sieges which took place during the Hundred Years War. The majestic remains of Chateau-Gaillard continue to watch over from the cliff top and have inspired the English Romantic movement, the Impressionist painters as well as both contemporary writers and poets. The Château was classed a National Heritage site in 1862.

Apart from being important historically, artistically and from an architectural point of view, Château Gaillard is also reputed for its ecological significance, as it is classed amongst the French recognized Natural Zones of Ecological Interest, Fauna and Flaura as well as being part of the Natura 2000 program.

2020 Events Program

The 2020 Château’s cultural and family events program offers the opportunity to step into another age because this year medieval camps have been set up and there is also falconry on the agenda.

28th-29th, March : medieval camp, with Les Héritiers de Château-Gaillard company.

11th-13th, April : medieval games, with Aisling 1198 company.

8th-10th, May : medieval camp, with Via Historiae company.

21st, May : falconry, with Animals & Co company, 30minutes shows at 3pm and 4.30pm

30th, May – 1st, June : medieval camp, with Fiers normands company

20th-21st, June : European days of Archaeology

18th-19th, July : medieval camp, with Regrattiers d’Histoire company

15th-16th, August : medieval camp, with Aisling 1198 company

19th-20th, September : European Heritage Days

Practical information

Opening times

Open from 27th March to 1st November
From 10a.m until 1p.m and from 2p.m until 6p.m (last admission at 5.30p.m)
Closed on Tuesdays
Guided visits for individuals on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays at 11.30a.m, 2.30p.m and 4.30p.m (according to guide availability)

Admission fees 

Unguided visit full price: 3.50€
Unguided visit concessionary price: 3.00€
Guided visit full price: 4.50€
Guided visit concessionary price : 4€
Free for the following categories: Children under 7 if accompanied by an adult; residents of Les Andelys (upon proof of residency)
Concessionary price applies to all of the following categories (upon proof of status): Students, children aged between 7 and 18 years, job seekers, large families, specific members of the public and persons over 60.

Office de Tourisme Nouvelle Normandie
Les Andelys Tourist Information Office
2 rue grande, 27200 Les Andelys
Tel: 02 32 21 31 29