Visit of the Roche-Guyon and its castle

The Roche-Guyon is a lovely town on the loops of the Seine at the gates of Normandy, 1 h from Paris.

The Roche-Guyon is the perfect outing for Sunday. You can begin with the visit of the Castle, climb to the top of the dungeon and finally rest along the Seine in a grandiose setting. What else? The admission fee for the Castle of the Roche-Guyon is 7,8 euros. Don't miss it!

Interest: notegreat (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 3 h.

The parking

View of the Dungeon

View of the Dungeon
Wonderful view of the Dungeon from the garden.

The fruit garden

The fruit garden
The fruit picking is prohibited.

Visit of the Castle

Visit of the Castle
The castle mixes different eras and different styles. The castle was mainly built in the 12th century, it marked the border between France and Normandy.

Tapestries of the Castle

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Tapestries of the Castle

Small passage

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Small passage
The castle is built directly in the rocks.

Markets

Markets
There are more than 250 steps to access to the dungeon. There are some restoration work because the stairs were too dangerous.

The Dungeon

The Dungeon
All these efforts to arrive at the top of the tower are rewarded with this magnificent view over the Valley of the Seine.

The cave chapels

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The cave chapels
Three splendid chapels are built into the rock. Very impressive!

The Castle and the second world war

The Castle and the second world war
During the second world war. The castle served as headquarters for Rommel who commanded the Normandy front. Improvements have been made to withstand the bombings.

The boves

The boves
The term bove designates a troglodyte habitat.

The banks of the Seine

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The banks of the Seine
Magnificent panorama of the Seine. You can picnic on the banks.

View on the loops of the Seine

View on the loops of the Seine
The view is simply beautiful.

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