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Skip-the-Line: Chateau de Pierrefonds Entrance Ticket
from US$9.39*
Skip-the-Line: Chateau de Pierrefonds Entrance Ticket
from US$9.39*
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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
rue Viollet-Le-Duc, 60350 Pierrefonds, France
+33 3 44 42 72 72
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All reviews tv series gift shop amazing castle fairy tale castle per adult napoleon iii free parking middle ages couple of hours lovely town entrance fee viollet le duc great visit interesting history guided tour well worth the visit boating lake
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular from any and every angle, take a walk around the town to see this castle from every view before you visit, truly magnificent. It's a bit sparse inside but still an interesting and intruiging building. It dominates it's surroundings.

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This chateaux is in a beautiful village in France and from the outside looks amazing, however the inside for myself, was a little disappointing, as it contained mainly exhibit lead pieces for roofing. It was purchased by Napoleon for restoration, but unfortunately, was never lived...More

Thank helen_dewilde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited here 4 times now and the last visit was the best. The chateau now has an audio guide which meant we learned so much more form this visit. There are now rooms open that weren’t before and they contain furniture etc. The...More

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place! Stunningly beautiful castle to wander around at your leisure. The village of Pierrefonds looked lovely too with it's many cafes & shops. Definitely somewhere to return to!

Thank Yep3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A castle that will not disappoint. The day we visited it was free admittance but lovely to see it after loving the tv series Merlin. Amazing place and lovely day spent in Pierrefonds.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very surreal to see and touch the 'set' of Merlin's Camelot. Found it all really interesting, especially as it is in such good condition. Really gives a good idea of life in a medieval chateau. With plenty of modern(ish) history from Napoleon. Make this a...More

Thank darkessex
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The Chateau itself is lovely, and very interesting, and offers superb views across the surrounding countryside and village itself. Followed up with a very nice lunch on the banks of the lake. Well worth a visit.

Thank John T
Reviewed 5 September 2018

well worth going to - the views are spectacular. If you can ignore the grumpy lady who sells the tickets that is a bonus !!

Thank TizzieBelle
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Quite a cheap morning out costing about 14 pound for 2 adults to visit as young kids go free. Worth a visit and we spent an hour inside (the kids loved it at first but by the hour had had enough). Walk into the village...More

Thank Actions
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We visited here because we were fans of the TV series Merlin and this is the castle that it was filmed in But what we visited was so much more than a TV set This is an amazing castle to visit. It was built as...More

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Isadora H
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Response from Carolyn M | Reviewed this property |
From Compiègne train station, take bus N° 27/28. Check with bus company or tourist office for times.
1 May 2016|
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Response from heather b | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we did the route in reverse as we were in Pierrefonds and then went into Paris. When we went from Pierrefonds to Paris we got a train from Compiegne into Paris to the Gard du Nord station. There is a bus that goes from... More