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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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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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Wanted to go ever since Merlin (tv series)

Pierrefonds, looked so unreal in the TVs show when we found out it was real we said we should go. It was about 2.34hr from Calais when you know where your going, but most of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pierrefonds, looked so unreal in the TVs show when we found out it was real we said we should go. It was about 2.34hr from Calais when you know where your going, but most of the drive was on the motorway& a €15.70 toll. Tbh I thought the castle would look more like in the tv show and be related... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ultimate medieval looking castle. You cannot help but be impressed when you drive into Pierrefonds and see the chateau. Walking around it is equally impressive, however there are no exhibits inside except for some boring paintings. We were lucky, the day we went there was a medieval village. If not we would have left a lot earlier. The price... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Is this fairyland with a fairytale castle? It seems so, especially when viewed from a way back when we were leaving the village.... pity we couldn't stop and take photos from that vantage point. The castle dominates the village, and draws you towards it. Inside the courtyard the charm persists, and so too discovering the rooms. There's also fairytale princesses... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this chateau on request of my teenage daughter who's a mad 'Merlin' fan. Very plain, unspoilt chateau compared to others we visited, has an authentic feel to it. No furniture to speak of and very little fixtures and fittings. Under 18's free, as are under 26's while we are still in the EU. We had vouchers, so all 5... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all thoroughly enjoyed a visit to this beautiful chateau set in stunning scenery. It is a work in progress, but you could get a great understanding of how the life in the chateau might have been. It was definitely fantastic value for money as 25 years and under go free, so only paid for 2 out of our party... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our daughter for a tour of a 'castle' and we all really enjoyed it! Nice walk around inside and out, plenty to read and take it place you can get a tour if required. Lovely views out across Pierrefonds too. Would visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to visit the chateau as it is so attractive and in a good location, next to a lake, small shops and restaurants. Plenty of free parking close by, car parks can fill up later in the day but spaces can be found in the backstreet behind the chateau. Quite a steep walk up to the entrance. Worth visiting the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited the chateau de Pierrefonds many times and on each occasion really enjoyed our visit. Great for architecture lovers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss a visit to this castle if you visit Pierrepont. Quite cheap and quite interesting. Plenty of parking nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very nice chateau you can wander around and you will find treasures everywhere. Highly recommended!!!

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