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Pierrefonds Castle
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Where history, art, and magic intertwine

Château de Pierrefonds, or the Pierrefonds Castle, is unquestionably one of the most spectacular things to witness when in France. It is also one that you can speak about for hours, so we did our best to assemble the most vital tourist information that you might need before your visit.

History and location

The Pierrefonds Castle is located in the French commune of Pierrefonds, about 80 km away from Paris. Its geographical situation on the side of the Compiègne Forest perfectly correlates with its impressive architecture and turns it into a truly enchanting place to find yourself in.

The castle was initially built back in the Middle Ages, sometime around the 12th century. At the end of the 14th century, King Charles VI gave it to his brother – Louis, the Duke of Orléans – who reassembled it and resided there until the end of his life. Unfortunately, the Medieval version of The Pierrefonds Castle was almost completely demolished during the 17th century. It remained no more than a beautiful ruin until Napoleon III decided to reconstruct it once again and adopt it as his imperial residence.

Touring the Pierrefonds Castle

Nowadays, The Pierrefonds Castle is a historical monument that offers all-year-round access for tourists from all over the world. There are various ways to experience the place – a self-guided tour with a personal booklet, a professionally-guided tour, a lecture tour (that needs to be previously booked), or an audio-guide tour.

The visits usually last about an hour and take you along several parts of the castle, including the chapel, the ceremonial room, the dungeon,  and the covered way.

One of the best things about the castle is that it offers free entrance for all EU citizens and residents under the age of 26. It is also fully accessible for people with reduced mobility, has a free smartphone charging station, and a unique in-house boutique bookshop.

Welcome on set!

The Pierrefonds Castle had been a fabulous film set location for many productions throughout the years. When walking around, you can easily recall some of the epic scenes included in:

  • The Highlander series
  • The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
  • The Merlin BBC series (Yes, this is Camelot!)
  • The Wizards of Waverly Place Disney series
  • The Man in the Iron Mask
  • and many, many others

So are you ready for your magical adventure?

17 Rue Viollet le Duc Pierrefonds, Hauts-de-France. France ,60350

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17 Rue Viollet le Duc Pierrefonds, Hauts-de-France. France ,60350

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Where history, art, and magic intertwine

Château de Pierrefonds, or the Pierrefonds Castle, is unquestionably one of the most spectacular things to witness when in France. It is also one that you can speak about for hours, so we did our best to assemble the most vital tourist information that you might need before your visit.

History and location

The Pierrefonds Castle is located in the French commune of Pierrefonds, about 80 km away from Paris. Its geographical situation on the side of the Compiègne Forest perfectly correlates with its impressive architecture and turns it into a truly enchanting place to find yourself in.

The castle was initially built back in the Middle Ages, sometime around the 12th century. At the end of the 14th century, King Charles VI gave it to his brother – Louis, the Duke of Orléans – who reassembled it and resided there until the end of his life. Unfortunately, the Medieval version of The Pierrefonds Castle was almost completely demolished during the 17th century. It remained no more than a beautiful ruin until Napoleon III decided to reconstruct it once again and adopt it as his imperial residence.

Touring the Pierrefonds Castle

Nowadays, The Pierrefonds Castle is a historical monument that offers all-year-round access for tourists from all over the world. There are various ways to experience the place – a self-guided tour with a personal booklet, a professionally-guided tour, a lecture tour (that needs to be previously booked), or an audio-guide tour.

The visits usually last about an hour and take you along several parts of the castle, including the chapel, the ceremonial room, the dungeon,  and the covered way.

One of the best things about the castle is that it offers free entrance for all EU citizens and residents under the age of 26. It is also fully accessible for people with reduced mobility, has a free smartphone charging station, and a unique in-house boutique bookshop.

Welcome on set!

The Pierrefonds Castle had been a fabulous film set location for many productions throughout the years. When walking around, you can easily recall some of the epic scenes included in:

  • The Highlander series
  • The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
  • The Merlin BBC series (Yes, this is Camelot!)
  • The Wizards of Waverly Place Disney series
  • The Man in the Iron Mask
  • and many, many others

So are you ready for your magical adventure?

17 Rue Viollet le Duc Pierrefonds, Hauts-de-France. France ,60350

Where is it on the Map?

17 Rue Viollet le Duc Pierrefonds, Hauts-de-France. France ,60350

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Explore more nearby places in France, Hauts-de-France

Where history, art, and magic intertwine

Château de Pierrefonds, or the Pierrefonds Castle, is unquestionably one of the most spectacular things to witness when in France. It is also one that you can speak about for hours, so we did our best to assemble the most vital tourist information that you might need before your visit.

History and location

The Pierrefonds Castle is located in the French commune of Pierrefonds, about 80 km away from Paris. Its geographical situation on the side of the Compiègne Forest perfectly correlates with its impressive architecture and turns it into a truly enchanting place to find yourself in.

The castle was initially built back in the Middle Ages, sometime around the 12th century. At the end of the 14th century, King Charles VI gave it to his brother – Louis, the Duke of Orléans – who reassembled it and resided there until the end of his life. Unfortunately, the Medieval version of The Pierrefonds Castle was almost completely demolished during the 17th century. It remained no more than a beautiful ruin until Napoleon III decided to reconstruct it once again and adopt it as his imperial residence.

Touring the Pierrefonds Castle

Nowadays, The Pierrefonds Castle is a historical monument that offers all-year-round access for tourists from all over the world. There are various ways to experience the place – a self-guided tour with a personal booklet, a professionally-guided tour, a lecture tour (that needs to be previously booked), or an audio-guide tour.

The visits usually last about an hour and take you along several parts of the castle, including the chapel, the ceremonial room, the dungeon,  and the covered way.

One of the best things about the castle is that it offers free entrance for all EU citizens and residents under the age of 26. It is also fully accessible for people with reduced mobility, has a free smartphone charging station, and a unique in-house boutique bookshop.

Welcome on set!

The Pierrefonds Castle had been a fabulous film set location for many productions throughout the years. When walking around, you can easily recall some of the epic scenes included in:

  • The Highlander series
  • The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
  • The Merlin BBC series (Yes, this is Camelot!)
  • The Wizards of Waverly Place Disney series
  • The Man in the Iron Mask
  • and many, many others

So are you ready for your magical adventure?

17 Rue Viollet le Duc Pierrefonds, Hauts-de-France. France ,60350

Where is it on the Map?

17 Rue Viollet le Duc Pierrefonds, Hauts-de-France. France ,60350

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