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Chateau de Pierrefonds: Tours & Tickets

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Dating back to the 15th century, the Chateau de Pierrefonds was comprehensively restored and altered by architect Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century to transform it into an imperial residence for Napoleon III. The chateaux often seems to have been...more
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rue Viollet-Le-Duc, 60350 Pierrefonds, France
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All reviews well worth a visit tv series gift shop medieval castle napoleon iii viollet le duc amazing castle lovely town free parking per adult wander around rainy day audio guide small town open to the public short walk young children
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very large compound with two structures worth seeing. The church and the Castle or fort Right off the metro and no crowds

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 11 October 2019

This place was an amazing breath of fresh air. I’m a castle fanatic and in the process of designing/building my own castle in America. So any time I get the chance to put hands on a beautiful example of architecture, I do it. My family...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 13 September 2019

Great place to visit loved the whole place. Used as the venue for filming Merlin the BBC series and did not need a lot of set dressing. The children loved the place a teen and a 6 year old. The village that surrounds it has...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank bobbinhead
Reviewed 10 September 2019

Erected in the late 14th century by Duke Louis of Orléans, the château was taken down in the 17th century and was in ruins when Napoleon III decided to commission architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc to rebuild it. He applied his architectural designs to create the ideal...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Claude B
Reviewed 9 September 2019

Yes, I know it's a "reimagining" of sorts by Violet le Duc, but it is still amazing. Of course since it was completely built/rebuilt in the 1800's it's in pretty good shape. There are some stairs but not tons and "most" have handrails. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Ridebike42
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

The chateau is wonderfully pretty and dominates everything nearby. Rebuilt from ruins in the 19th century in the original medieval style. There is much to marvel at here and very reasonably priced. Do see the dragon(?) drainpipes in the courtyard area. The village/town below has...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2019

Pierrefonds was just a short stop on our way travelling to our hotel. Passing by Pierrefonds signs a couple of years in a row we now decided to take a right turn and visit the castle. The road leading to the village of Pierrefonds is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 September 2019

Viollet le Duc, the hyperactive architect who saved so many of France's heritage sites at a time when the French were neglectful of their historic buildings, excelled himself here at Pierrefonds. The quality of the restoration and attention to detail are stunning. This is an...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 29 August 2019

This is a really cool castle out in a small village. You can get there from Paris by taking a train to Compiegne and then a taxi to the castle in Pierrefonds. There are taxis at the train station, and our driver gave us his...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

Photos of this place don’t give it justice! It’s massive and like something out of a fantasy film. You have to pay but it’s not expensive and worth the visit. If I had one small gripe it was that you can only look round a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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StageyGirl
28 September 2019|
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Response from karlito92 | Reviewed this property |
There’s not a price list but the shop accepts card.
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emilys2222
30 August 2019|
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Response from Aburel | Reviewed this property |
There is no direct connection from Paris to Château de Pierrefonds. However, you can take the train to Compiegne, take the walk to Compiègne - Gare SNCF, take the line 27 bus to Pierrefonds - Mairie, then take the walk to... More
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Response from DayTrip54380 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we drove. Good luck!
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