In My Viewfinder: Conquering Richard The Lionheart’s Castle

Docked behind us in Les Andelys was Uniworld’s River Baroness. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

Yesterday, in the charming French town Le Andelys, Avalon Waterways docked within walking distance of  Chateau-Galliard, built by Richard the Lionheart in only two years between 1196 and 1198. Alex and I hiked to the top for incredible views and a dose of ancient history. What follows is our day in photos.

From Avalon Creativity’s vantage point in Les Andelys, we could see – and easily hike to – Chateau-Galliard, built by Richard the Lionheart in only two years between 1196 and 1198. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle
It took us only about 15 minutes to walk from Avalon Creativity to Chateau-Galliard. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle
View of Les Andelys, with Avalon Creativity and Uniworld’s River Baroness, from Chateau-Galliard. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle 
Alex at the castle ruins of Chateau-Galliard. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle
Chateau-Galliard’s walls are 18 meters high, with walls 3 to 4 meters thick. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle
Still in the landscape of the great Impressionists. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle
Back to Avalon Creativity as we set sail for Paris, an all-day journey from Les Andelys. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

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