William the Conqueror built the castle in 1060 and it became a favourite among Normandy dukes and English kings who made it one of the biggest medieval strongholds in Europe. It is home to the Normandy Museum and Fine Arts Museum. NB: Building work scheduled within the castle walls in 2023.

Further information

  • Free tour



  • Free for all

Proposed services


  • Picnic area
  • Auditorium
  • Outdoor games
  • Bar, cafeteria, tea room
  • Restaurant


  • Shop
  • Play area
  • Bicycle parking
  • Free WIFI