A medieval castle built by the architect Viollet-le-Duc

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visite du chateau de Pierrefonds

It was built at the end of the 14th century by Duke Louis d'Orléans, then dismantled in the 17th century. Only the ramparts remain. Napoleon I bought it back. And it was Napoleon III who entrusted the architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc with the reconstruction of this ruined castle. It is a castle reinvented by Viollet-le-Duc, in a Gothic style, which will make it an ideal castle as it would have existed in the Middle Ages.

 

THE VISIT OF THE CASTLE OF PIERREFONDS

  • This castle is a castle-museum. It was the wish of Napoleon III...
  • It is a polychrome castleThe colour is still very present (friezes, ornamental details, frescoes...).
  • Outside the castle: some double ramparts, , murderous, machicolation, from the watchtowers (stone guardhouse at the corners of castles, bastions, to keep watch), the dungeon and the eight turns castle
  • Inside the castle: painted and sculpted decors, gargoyles, a parapet walkthe basement that houses tomb...furniture, armoury
  • In the dungeon, you will see furniture designed by Viollet-le-Duc
  • Attention: it takes about 20 minutes to walk to reach the entrance of the castle.

WITH CHILDREN

  • Children love the Middle Ages and the stories of knights and princesses... Pierrefonds castle will please them!
  • Think of download the children's booklet before your visit

THE PIERREFONDS CASTLE, CINEMA SET

  • Numerous films were shot in Pierrefonds: "Joan of Arc" by Luc Besson, "Les Visiteurs 2" with Christian Clavier, the successful English series "Merlin" by the BBC, "The Man in the Iron Mask" with Leonardo di Caprio.
  • Also the film "Peau d'âne" in 1970 or "Papy fait de la résistance", a film by Jean Poiré.

EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED AT THE CHÂTEAU DE PIERREFONDS

  • CARRIED FORWARD TO 2021: The Empress' Ball
  • CARRIED FORWARD TO 2021: The exhibition "Eugenie, Empress of Fashion"

 

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Practical information


Timetable:
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  • Everyday
  • From June 13 to September 4, from 9:30 am to1 8:00 am
  • From September 5 to April 30, from 10 am to 5:30 pm
  • Last access 45 minutes before closing
  • Closing of the park at 6pm
  • Closed January 1, May 1 and December 25

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