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Tickets to the Castle of Pierrefonds

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Get lost amid the stunning medieval architecture at the Castle of Pierrefonds, learning French history as you wander its halls and courtyards.

Highlights

  • Discover the Pierrefonds Castle's enigmatic bridges and let your imagination roam freely in its serene gardens, transporting you to fantasy land.

  • Visit the Courtyard of Honor, framed by the castle's gothic spires, and witness the chapel’s prismatic rose-shaped stained-glass windows.

  • In the cellars of the castle, you will find an intriguing set of funerary statues of historical French figures at the Recumbent’s Ball.

  • Don't miss the immersive event "In Company of Monsieur Viollet-le-Duc," which lets you inhabit the perspective of the castle’s designer.

  • Fun Fact: The castle was the shooting location for movies like Leonardo Di Caprio's mega-hit The Man in the Iron Mask!

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Medieval Myths & History

The Pierrefonds castle was originally built in the 15th century, torn down in the 18th century, and rebuilt by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century. A masterpiece of Middle Age nobility, this château has even served as the setting of Camelot in the BBC hit series Merlin! Events like "Portes et Passages Insolites," meaning Unusual Doors and Passages, will give you insights into the castle's past. Get the stories behind the majestic bridges and iconic mythical sculptures like the winged lion.

Enchanting Decor

Speaking of sculptures, the Courtyard of Honor is the perfect place to see richly decorated cloisters, equestrian statues, and looming spires. The chapel is another wonder, holding striking stained glass windows patterned in a multicolored rose, centered by a Star of David! The intricate replica models of Pierrefonds Castle from the souvenir shop would make for a perfect memento for your visit.

Château de Pierrefonds

Monday09:30 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:15 PM
Tuesday09:30 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:15 PM
Wednesday09:30 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:15 PM
Thursday09:30 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:15 PM
Friday09:30 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:15 PM
Saturday09:30 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:15 PM
Sunday09:30 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:15 PM

Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Bicycle Parking.

  • Guests with reduced mobility can avail of free entry with a companion, drop-off to the esplanade, and free parking. Adapted tour routes and visitor assistance devices are also available.

  • Last admission to the monument is 1 hour before the closing time.

Restrictions

  • Note that the following are not allowed in the castle: dogs, strollers, flash photography.

  • Dogs may enter the park on a leash. Strollers are allowed only in the park.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Château de Pierrefonds.

  • Address: 21 Rue Viollet le Duc, 60350 Pierrefonds, France

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Car

  • From Paris: Follow A3 and A1 to RD 200/D200 in La Croix-Saint-Ouen, Continue on RD 200/D200. Take E46 and D973 to Rue Viollet le Duc in Pierrefonds. It takes 1-hour and 33-minutes to reach the attraction.

  • From Reims: Follow N31 and N2 to Rte de Compiègne/D973 in Villers-Cotterêts. Take the exit toward Villers-Cotterêts from N2. Follow D973 to Rue Viollet le Duc in Pierrefonds. It takes 1-hour and 24-minutes to reach the attraction.

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