Take a tour of Chateau Pierrefonds in Oise, France – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video ...
Take a tour of Chateau Pierrefonds in Oise, France – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
An ancient and luxurious medieval castle lies in the northern commune of Compiegne, France.
The stunning Chateau Pierrefonds standing today was built in the late 14th century and has seen many eras of demolition and reconstruction.
A significant low point in the castle's history was during Louis XIII's reign, when the manor was met with extensive destruction.
Shortly after, in 1810, the castle was bought by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte for the exceptionally low price of 3000 Francs.
As a result of this purchase restorations began on Pierrefonds which continued into the late 19th century.
This medieval, Romantic-style castle is now a popular museum in which visitors can tour the castle's impressive architecture and lavish interior.