Chateau de Pierrefonds

Built in the 15th century by Louis d’Orléans, a cadet of the royal family of Valois, the Château de Pierrefonds was dismantled by order of Louis XIII in 1617.  If the enchantment of its ruins, taken over by Naploéon I, saved it from oblivion, Emperor Napoleon III rescued it by granting its reconstruction to the architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc.

The project, carried out in stages from 1857, changed gradually from the original Imperial residence to a museum that opened to visitors in 1867.

Visitors discover in the course of touring the castle, the “ball gisants”, a sustainable design of the gallery gisants, unknown treasures of French heritage and a permanent exhibition on the art of plumbing in Monduit workshops, which participated in most major projects in the restoration of historical monuments in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Pierrefonds Castle is located 67 km from Hyatt Regency Paris – Charles de Gaulle.
Château de Pierrefonds
Rue Viollet-Le-Duc
60350 Pierrefonds

Area Activities

351 Av. du Bois de la Pie, CS 42048 Paris Nord 2, Roissy CDG Cedex, France, 95912