If you're looking for opulence, this is not the place. If you're looking for what most people have in mind of what a medieval castle would look like, this is it! From the moat surrounding the fortress walls, to the draw bridge, to the highest keep, this is phenomenal! My husband, 12 year old son and I were in awe. There were absolutely NO crowds on a Saturday afternoon which we found unbelievable. We were more impressed with the Sainte Chapelle here than in Paris. It was lighter and brighter and you have a full view of the lovely exterior. The interior of the castle is not furnished or redone, just stone walls, but still perfect and right in line with it's history as a fortress and later a prison. All in all one of our favorite sites (more than Versailles with it's ridiculous crowds and over the top opulence).