Les Andelys – Chateau Gaillard

This striking chateau commands breathtaking views of the Seine. Built in the 12th century by Richard the Lionheart, King of England and Duke of Normandy, the chateau was an important stronghold in a vast network of castles that defended the area. During the Wars of Religion, after a two-year siege, Chateau Gaillard’s defences were defeated by Henri IV.