Richard the Lionheart - King of England and Duke of Normandy built Chateau Gaillard in two years! From 1196 - 1198. Two Years! It was built to protect both the Seine River and Rouen from the powerful King of France Philippe Auguste. These two had set out on a crusade to the Holy Land earlier but … Continue reading Chateau Gaillard – Richard the Lionhearts Castle
Rouen is the capital of Normandy. So many famous people had also been to Rouen, Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert, Pierre Corneille, William the Conqueror, Claude Monet…of course those most famous - Muriel and Bree from 3 sistersabroad. (tongue in cheek) We had the whole afternoon and evening to explore Rouen after our trip to … Continue reading Rouen – A step back in time.