Tickets for Château de Pierrefonds: Fast Track

Explore the fantastical medieval castle imagined into reality by Napoleon III

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Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
Fast Track
Live guide: French
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What's included

Fast-track entrance to the Château de Pierrefonds
Visitor guide in French, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Russian
Guided tour (optional; regular tours are offered in French, duration 1 hour)

What's not included

Audio guide (available onsite for an extra cost in French, English, German, and Dutch)
  • See the wild and wonderful medieval-style reconstruction built for Napoleon III in the 19th century
  • Kids will love exploring the different rooms with few rope barriers to stop them
  • See fantastical sculpted decors, a basement of tombs and two reconstructions of medieval siege engines

Knights on white horses, swashbuckling invaders and a creaking drawbridge, you can imagine it all in action here at Château de Pierrefonds. But this ex-imperial residence for Napoleon III was actually redesigned in the style of the Middle Ages, just for him!

Wander the creation of Napoleon III's imagination, just outside of Paris. Of course, he had a little help from his architect, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in bringing this medieval fantasy to his French country home.

See the intricately painted and sculpted decors, which look like they're straight from an enchanted forest. Think half-pelican, half-frog creatures. And angels.

Imagine its defensive system and drawbridge in action as you stroll along the stone walkways, and witness two reconstructions of medieval siege engines.

There are even tombs in the basement!

Insider tip

If you've ever watched the British TV series Merlin you might recognize the castle. It was used as a filming location!

General Counsel
  • Due to capacity management you have to reserve a timeslot on the official website after your booking
  • On the day of your visit, please use the ticket holders' line and show your Tiqets' smartphone ticket and the timeslot reservation at the entrance. Please note that the date on your Tiqets' ticket and the timeslot reservation have to match!
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 10:00 - 17:30
Monday 10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30
Thursday 10:00 - 17:30
Friday Closed
Château de Pierrefonds
Rue Viollet le Duc, 60350, Pierrefonds
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