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Day 7
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Before your return to Paris, spend a day getting ready for re-entry in Les Andelys, a tiny historic town just 20 minutes by car from the city. Les Andelys' most prominent sight is the Chateau-Gaillard, a ruined castle, but the pair of nearby villages (Petite-Andely and Grand-Andely) are worth exploring for their charming cafés and riverside views.
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  • Architecture
  • Natural Beauty


  • Richard the Lionheart's Chateau-Gaillard, now in ruins, utilized military building techniques that were new in 1196, the year it was built. Tour the ruins, then enjoy sensational views of the Seine from the cliff.
  • Explore the twin towns of Les Andelys, which have a beautiful old Gothic church and myriad charming cafés and other small restaurants.

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