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Chateau de Pierrefonds

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Address: rue Viollet-Le-Duc, 60350 Pierrefonds, France
Phone Number: 03 44 42 72 72
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Description: Dating back to the 15th century, the Chateau de Pierrefonds was...
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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Beautiful and breathtaking

We've been to this castle a couple of times now and it's worth the visit not expensive to get in. It's set in a lovely little village.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Crediton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We've been to this castle a couple of times now and it's worth the visit not expensive to get in. It's set in a lovely little village.

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East Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

From the outside this is breath taking. The Château is on a hill and dominates the town below which is also beautiful. There are two ways up one a slope and the other via steps unfortunately its not very disabled friendly. The cost to enter is 7.5E which for a couple of hours is good. Inside is also breath taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely day out and the traditional French village square with its market and bar was a perfect way to spend an afternoon in the sun.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a visually stunning castle and I am always overwhelmed when we visit. Access for wheelchair uses is limited if none existent as there isn't any access as the entrance is up a steep incline without any alternative. Very difficult for pushchairs and babies also. Inside there is nothing to see, all furniture has been removed. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Awesome chateau as seen in Merlin great value for money just up the road from La croix du vieux campsite it is a must to visit if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What a stunning chateau! Beautiful architecture and we spent 2 happy hours wandering around and taking plenty of photos. Reasonable entry price of 7.50 euros per adult.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I visited with my family this beautiful Chateau... it's just one hour from Charles de gaulle by car and easy to get there... also the small road near de castle is very charming!! The Chateau open 10:00 and you can by the tickets directly at the place... I recommend this tour!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

An amazing castle in a beautiful setting which is absolutely full of history and character. We would have liked a guide/audio to help us with the history whilst we walked around the castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We want for the merlin bbc programme to find that there was no merlin exhibit which was quite disappointing however the castle it self was spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place, the tombs display was very clever. The children enjoyed this chateau as it wasn't to stuffy or slow. The gift shop surprised me as they didn't sell anything related to what we had seen.

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