"BIRTHPLACE OF WILLIAM THE CONQUERER" Falaise by balhannah
Falaise Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 33 photos
FALAISE - LOWER NORMANDY
Was the birth place of William the Conqueror.
His father was Robert the Magnificent, Duke of Normandy.
As the story goes, he saw a Tanner's daughter doing her washing in a stream at Falaise. Her name was Arlette, and she was to become his mistress.
In 1027, she gave birth to William.
SEE & DO
See the old town, it really is lovely walking around the narrow streets.
We visited the Castle, saw the Church and William the Conqueror's impressive statue.
After reading these pages, if you wish to continue your journey through France with me, please click on the link for the next Town. FOUGERE'S
- Pros:Lovely old buildings
- In a nutshell:Like a step back in time
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