Practical information

Find here all the practical information to prepare your visit of the castle of Pierrefonds.

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Opening hours

From May 2nd to September 4th
9:30 am - 6 pm

From September 5th to April 30th
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Attention: last access to the monument, one hour before closing time.

The park closes 45 minutes before the monument closes.

Closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25.


The ticket gives you access to the whole monument and its park.

Ticket office


For individuals


Individual rate

8 €

Special rate (partnerships)

6,50 €
  • CEZAM card holder
  • Vielles Maisons Françaises cardholder
  • Société des Amis du Louvre cardholder
  • SNCF INOUI loyalty card holder
  • Holder of a full-price admission ticket to the Château de Compiègne
  • Holder of a full-price ticket for the Musée privé d'Art et d'Histoire de Pierrefonds
  • Holder of a full-price ticket or e-ticket Liberté or Pass Aventurier adult of the Sea of Sand
  • Holder of a full-price 1-day individual ticket or e-ticket or a subscription card or e-subscription for solo and tribe at the Château de Chantilly
  • Holder of a Sherwood Parc personalized Club des 7 bracelet
  • Holder of a full price ticket or e-ticket or a "friends of Royaumont" membership card from the Abbaye de Royaumont
  • Holder of a full-price ticket for the Château d'Écouen

Twinned tickets

Twinned ticket château de Pierrefonds - château de Coucy
Full price
10 €
Combined ticket château de Pierrefonds - château de Coucy
Reduced rate
8 €

Free of charge

  • Under 18 years old
  • 18-25 years old (citizens of European Union countries and regular non-European residents on French territory)
  • Disabled persons and their companions
  • Job seekers (upon presentation of a certificate of less than 6 months)
  • Education pass (valid)
  • The first Sunday of January, February, March and November

    See details of the free admission conditions below


Visitors eligible for free admission

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Group rate

6,50 €
  • From 20 paying adults
  • Any person coming with a tourism professional with no minimum number of people


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Audioguides are available in 4 languages (French, English, German, Dutch). 

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Payment method

  • cash
  • credit cards
  • check
  • culture check
  • vacation vouchers (ANCV) only in ticket offices
  • Lire check (only in the store)

Access and transportation

Castle of Pierrefonds

Rue Viollet-le-Duc
60350 Pierrefonds

A1 from Paris, exit n° 9, then D 200 to Compiègne and D 973
A1 from Lille, exit n° 11, then D 935 to Compiègne and D 973
Nationale 31 from Reims to Compiègne then D 335
Nationale 31 from Rouen, continue on N 31 to Compiègne, then D 973
The castle of Pierrefonds is located in the heart of the village of Pierrefonds.
Numerous parking lots are available.
Free parking on rue Sabatier, 10 minutes from the castle.
Possibility to go up to the castle with the little tourist train.


The commune of Pierrefonds is located on the cycle routes of Compiègne à Vélo via Vieux Moulin or Saint Jean aux bois (15 km).
Bicycle parking: 10 places on the esplanade.


From April 1 to October 31, departing from the General de Gaulle Square (behind the Town Hall)
Information and reservations on

Services and conditions of visit

  • Dogs not allowed in the castle and kept on a leash in the park
  • Strollers allowed in the park, not allowed in the castle
  • Stroller parking in the main courtyard
  • Photos allowed in the castle without flash
  • Cane seats are available at the beginning of the visit.

In situation of handicap

Drop-off point on the esplanade for PRMs (persons with reduced mobility)

2 parking spaces for PRM on the esplanade

Discover the services and conditions for people with disabilities.

Consult the dedicated page.

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