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Le Petit Andely

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  • Day7

    Les Andelys

    September 24, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    I have never spent any afternoon more pleasantly than in this lovely little French town. With only a few hundred inhabitants, its greatest claim to fame is a castle built near the end of his life by Richard the Lionhearted. Unfortunately it fell to the French after his brother John Lackland succeeded him, losing eastern Normandy to the French. After touring the remains of the castle, we visited its 12th century church. The weather is perfect, and I think I could spend a week in this charming little place.Read more

  • Day7

    The Château-Gaillard, Les Andelys

    October 8, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 59 °F

    Construction of the castle began in 1196 under the direction of Richard the Lionheart. It went up at staggering speed and was completed by 1198. Richard died in 1199 and his hapless brother and successor, King John, would see the castle taken from him. The structure consists of three enclosures separated by dry moats, with a keep (fortified tower) in the inner enclosure.Read more

  • Day7

    Les Andelys

    October 8, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    Down below the castle, the two villages of Le Grand Andelys and Le Petit Andelys grew and merged into one. Le Petit Andelys, which we explored, is the Seine-side part of town. Le Grand Andelys is now joined to Le Petit Andelys by Rue de la Republique. This part of town is set a bit back from the Seine but attracts visitors with its grand church, its bell tower, its fountain and its history museum.Read more

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