Distance: 3.5 km
Duration: 01h30 (UTC -XNUMX:XNUMX)
Falaise
Built on a rocky outcrop offering it natural protection, the city of Falaise owes its growth from the 2th century to its status as the residence of the first Dukes of Normandy. It quickly became one of the most important strongholds in Normandy, protected by an imposing defense system. At its height, 50 km of ramparts, 6 towers and XNUMX fortified gates ensured its protection. Discover the medieval past of Falaise during an exceptional walk through the alleys of the old town.

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Built on a rocky outcrop offering it natural protection, the city of Falaise owes its growth from the 2th century to its status as the residence of the first Dukes of Normandy. It quickly became one of the most important strongholds in Normandy, protected by an imposing defense system. At its height, 50 km of ramparts, 6 towers and XNUMX fortified gates ensured its protection.

Discover the medieval past of Falaise during an exceptional walk through the alleys of the old town.

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Falaise

Built on a rocky outcrop offering it natural protection, the city of Falaise owes its growth from the 2th century to its status as the residence of the first Dukes of Normandy. It quickly became one of the most important strongholds in Normandy, protected by an imposing defense system. At its height, 50 km of ramparts, 6 towers and XNUMX fortified gates ensured its protection.

Discover the medieval past of Falaise during an exceptional walk through the alleys of the old town.
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Step 1

Go along the town hall on the left and take the path on the right under the footbridge between the town hall and the Château. You reach the alley of the Brasserie, go down to the left. At the bottom, cross the rue de la Roche and go up towards the panoramic route.
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Step 2

Go along the scenic route to the right. walk down to the campground entrance. Take left, in the row of houses, the alley of Palis. At the intersection, continue to the right. At the end, go down the path to the right and turn left into rue du Moulin Bigot towards the lake. Turn right and go up Rue des Herforts. Go past the Porte des Cordeliers.
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Step 3

At the top, cross the avenue d'Hastings and go down on the left. Take the path on the right which joins the Chemin des Oliviers. Continue to the Saint-Laurent church. Take the right. At the stop sign, continue straight.
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Step 4

Climb the Côte Saint-Laurent. At the top, go through Porte Lecomte and at the fork, follow Rue du Sergent Goubin. Place Fontaine Borne, turn right on rue Gambetta. Go around the Saint-Gervais church. Cross rue de Caen and place du Docteur Paul German, and take rue de la Pelleterie.
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Step 5

At the end of Place Belle-Croix, turn right and continue left on rue Trinité. At the crossroads, cross over and take the passage at n°7 rue Rollon. Go through rue Dessous l'Arche to the Sainte-Trinité church. Follow the lane to the right towards Place Guillaume-le-Conquérant.