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Chateau de Pierrefonds

rue Viollet-Le-Duc, 60350 Pierrefonds, France
+33 3 44 42 72 72
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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 specially built for a swashbuckling film with its richly varied painted and sculpted decors, its defensive system and drawbridge, walkways and drop-boxes, not to forget the two reconstructions of medieval siege engines. Open: > 2nd May to 4th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. > 5th September to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 45 minutes before closing time. Closed: > Mondays from 5th September to 30th April. > 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups.
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“gift shop” (17 reviews)
“amazing castle” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
rue Viollet-Le-Duc, 60350 Pierrefonds, France
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+33 3 44 42 72 72
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"fairy tale castle"
in 13 reviews
"gift shop"
in 17 reviews
"amazing castle"
in 13 reviews
"per adult"
in 11 reviews
"napoleon iii"
in 16 reviews
"middle ages"
in 6 reviews
"few hours"
in 11 reviews
"lovely town"
in 6 reviews
"tv series"
in 24 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 6 reviews
"great visit"
in 5 reviews
"viollet le duc"
in 16 reviews
"interesting history"
in 5 reviews
"guided tour"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 5 reviews
"boating lake"
in 8 reviews
"steep walk"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful, words cannot explain how fantastic the experience is. Also brilliant for Merlin fans! Loads of rooms to visit and friendly towards English tourists.

Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First vista was of fairytale castle towering over the town as the road came out of the trees. Very impressive. Pleasant walk up to castle and pleasant walk through it. Kids used to watch the bbc tv series Merlin when they were younger and remember...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This one is always my favorite choice to visit with friends and relatives that come from abroad, there are very few (if any) castles like this one in France, it’s beautiful and magnificent, you actually feel like you go back in time when you are...More

Thank Sulamita H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth entring the main gate into the garden (free) : nice view on the castle but also the landscape. Worth being visited even you won't get on the highest tower :( Nice little shop (fake jewellery from the Napoleon III style...)

Thank Phil E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice large rebuilt castle. Short uphill walk to the entrance from the town, reasonable entrance cost as well. Large castle, lots of rooms to view and a fantastic basement with tombs. The only downside is a lot of the information boards are in French...More

Thank JBlargo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see tje castle and stay for meal in local sea food reataurant Le commerce. Even it has been closed after 18:00 it was still worth to walk around for c.a. half an hour.

Thank Rafal H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived later in the day because we were exploring another castle! What a very cool place. You have to read the history about it. The castle wasn’t busy when we went so we were able to really take our time and read about everything...More

Thank Melanie C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A few years ago, we watched the English series Merlin and thought the castle was amazing. Then we discovered that it had been shot at Pierrefonds and had the occasion to visit it this summer. It's indeed a fascinating place that is a mix between...More

Thank Laurence_Brussels
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Great castle to see, very quick and easy to take in....no 2 hour rush hour drive into Paris, no long lines and still very cool visit.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Best Chateau we've been to with the kids. We have a 2 and a 1 year old. We took a back carrier for the 1 year old, having tried chateaux before and encountered the stairs with a buggy... The great thing about this place is...More

Thank David S
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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.
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wendycryle
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
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