Château de Pierrefonds

Rue Viollet-le-Duc - 60350 Pierrefonds



Until the architect Viollet-le-Duc completed the restoration for Napoléon III, the château de Pierrefonds (end of 19th century) was in ruins. Nearly 30 years were needed to complete the work. The builders took certain liberties with the archeological truth, but the result is astounding: a drawbridge, eight imposing defensive towers, a keep... all for a magical visit to the country of knights!

Architectural style

  • Gothique


  • Peinture
  • Mobilier

Epoque des collections

  • Moyen Age (Ve - XVe)
Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Gift shop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Coach park

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Russian

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Full price: €8 (Reduced price: €6.50)

Guided tour

Guided tour in French: length: 1 hour - regular departures. Lectures with tour in French, English and German.


Free on the first Sunday of the month, from November to March. All exemptions are explained on the website.

Free for young people and children

Free for Under 18s and 18-25s from the European Union.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Opening times

From September to April: every day, 10am-5.30pm. From May to September: every day, 9.30am-6pm.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Château de Pierrefonds

Rue Viollet-le-Duc
60350 Pierrefonds
Tel.. +33 (0) 3 44 42 72 72

  • SNCF - Compiègne

Access facilities

  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Chateau in the same district: Chantilly

Chateau in Paris and in the Paris Region: Chateau

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