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Skip-the-Line: Chateau de Pierrefonds Entrance Ticket
From US$9.24*
Skip-the-Line: Chateau de Pierrefonds Entrance Ticket
From US$9.24*
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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 per adult napoleon iii free parking middle ages medieval castle wander around couple of hours lovely town entrance fee viollet le duc interesting history well worth the visit small town audio guide
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to ‘Merlins’ Castle although we were surprised there was no mention of the very popular British TV series, without which we wouldn’t have visited.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DayTrip54380
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cool castle to see from the outside but not much to see inside. There is a film playing with background but we couldn’t figure out how to get the translator to work. We did not get the headphones but followed a map...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jolig697
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is truly amazing. We used an audio guide which is very helpful to understand the history of the area. The village is beautiful!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lhockcpa
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location. Well worth a visit. Pay to go in. Lots to see. Nice walks and gardens. Don’t miss the nearby village. Very pretty.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shepdog120
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We came here with my husband and 9 year old. The ticket could be bought for a combo of this plus another nearby castle, Coucy. The self guided tour took about 1.5 hours. The castle was lovingly restored in the late 1800s by Napoleon III....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lemsley
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

This was a spectacular find that was completely unexpected! We went to France and stayed in Laon, we visited numerous castles and cathedrals and after a quick Google found this gem. It is beautiful, well kept and incredibly interesting. My husband and I came with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Park (free) near the bottom of the Chateau and walk up the hill, you can either turn left and take the long walk round or turn right and enter the Chateau in the smaller entrance. It’s an impressive building which dominates the town. We payed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank forest9
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We were all very impressed with this Chateau. Nothing more to add to the other positive reviews. The Dining Hall was immense. Currently an interesting King Arthur exhibition. I would not recommend this for wheelchair users or those with mobility difficulties as access to upper...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve T
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Colin H
Reviewed 1 October 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Isadora H
12 December 2017|
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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