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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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The chateau is magnificent! It is a massive building on a hill - the building is spectacular, the rooms are interesting and they have several exhibits which are very interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The chateau is magnificent! It is a massive building on a hill - the building is spectacular, the rooms are interesting and they have several exhibits which are very interesting - I loved the costumes! Nice town as well. (discounted ticket when you come from Compiegne as we did)

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Munster, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It is not as it was but is probably more enjoyable for kids because the famous architect made it look very, very 'castle-like.' They are having a costume exhibition at the moment and the ceilings have been restored and are impressive.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Most people will recognise the Chateau from the BBC series Merlin. It is very beautiful and there is something to admire on every corner. It takes at least 4 hours to get around, but you will not notice the time passing. The work that has gone in to creating such a place, which has history ranging from Louis V to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great castle to explore with some limited artifacts and some amazing costumes on display. Set in a beautiful village with great eats and lots of ice cream! Children free and inexpensive for adults.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

breathtaking seeing it from a distance...even more so when we got there..free parking and cheap to get into...spend your time there and go around the grounds..take in the views from every angle and go to village at the foot of the castle for drinks/snacks..if your taking the kids find whats on..lots of medieval re-enactments...they will be terrified in the catacombes.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place is stunning! Really enjoyed visiting here with my husband who unfortunately is disabled so wasn't really suitable for him to visit so the staff very kindly let us in for free because we were unable to visit all of it together. Very impressive and well worth spending a few hours exploring. A lot of impressive rooms and decoration... More 

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Oldham, Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We travelled to Pierrefonds courtesy of a Paris Balade tour, in a classic car, which made this trip even more special. Having watched "Merlin" for years we were not disappointed with the Chateau. There were lots of access points, to various parts of the castle, which guided you around the majority of the interior.

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Stopped here on the way to Compiegne and the Chateau is lovely and in a brilliant location with a nearby lake with restaurants nearby and opportunity to hire pedalos etc on the lake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were advised to visit this chateau and was not disappointed. 7 Euros for adults and children free . Fantastic architecture and displays, took a good 3-4hrs to explore and a film to explain the history and restoration (most languages catered for). Beautiful village for a wander and ice creams.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The chateau has a few interesting points if you visit, but a walk around the courtyard and the view from the town is probably enough. There are far more impressive interiors in the Loire Valley chateaux. Pierrefonds is a pleasant town but can be very crowded on warm weekends.

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Address: rue Viollet-Le-Duc, 60350 Pierrefonds, France
Phone Number: 03 44 42 72 72
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Picardy  >  Oise  >  Pierrefonds

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