Castles

Pierrefonds Castle - National Monuments Center

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About us

Charming, Magnificent, Magical... there is no shortage of words to describe the atmosphere given off by the Château de Pierrefonds! Protected from view by the forest, the castle is a true architectural gem and the masterpiece of the architect Viollet-le-Duc. Built in the 15th century on the orders of Louis d'Orléans, it was dismantled two centuries later and left in ruins. Recreated for Napoleon III, the Château de Pierrefonds is an ingenious interpretation of the Middle Ages. It appears as the most masterful affirmation of Eugène Viollet-le-Duc's theories in the architect's career. Both a stately home and a fortified castle with a complete defensive system, Pierrefonds Castle houses imperial apartments with decor inspired by the medieval era. Today, the Château de Pierrefonds is one of the unmissable monuments of the Oise!


Since January 2022, the Center des monuments nationaux has launched the restoration project of the preuses wing between the Alexandre and Godefroy de Bouillon towers of Pierrefonds castle. The Salle des Preuses is therefore closed for the duration of the work and this work may occasionally result in changes to the visit route.

Spoken languages
  • Français
  • English

Pratical information

Visits
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Equipments
  • Bicycle parking lot
Services
  • Toilets
  • Shop
Payment method
  • Credit card
  • Bank checks
  • French "Chèques vacances"
  • Cash

Prices

  • Adult rate 9€
  • Free 18-25 years old EU nationals or legal residents
  • Free Less than 18 years
  • Audio guide rental French, English, German and Dutch 3€
  • Passport Annual subscription "passion monument" 45€

Duration:

From: 05 / 09 / 23 To: 30 / 04 / 24
  • Monday : from 10AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday : from 10AM to 00PM
  • Wednesday : from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday : from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday : from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday: from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday: from 10AM to 00PM
From: 02 / 05 / 24 To: 04 / 09 / 24
  • Monday : from 09AM to 30PM
  • Tuesday : from 09AM to 30PM
  • Wednesday : from 09AM to 30PM
  • Thursday : from 09AM to 30PM
  • Friday : from 09AM to 30PM
  • On Saturday: from 09AM to 30PM
  • Sunday: from 09AM to 30PM
From: 05 / 09 / 24 To: 30 / 04 / 25
  • Monday : from 10AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday : from 10AM to 00PM
  • Wednesday : from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday : from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday : from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday: from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday: from 10AM to 00PM

Video

Access

Rue Viollet-Le-Duc
60350 PIERREFONDS
How to get there