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

9 €

Special rate (partnerships)

7,50 €
  • CEZAM - on presentation of the CEZAM card 
  • Gîtes de France Oise - Gîtes de France Aisne - Gîtes de France Val d'Oise - Gîtes de France Nord-Pas de Calais on presentation of a valid accommodation contract + one accompanying person
  • Les Amis du Louvre - on presentation of membership card 
  • SNCF INOUI - on presentation of the loyalty card or a ticket less than 5 days old
  • Château de Compiègne - on presentation of a full-price admission ticket 
  • Musée privé d'Art et d'Histoire de Pierrefonds - on presentation of a full-price admission ticket
  • La Mer de sable - on presentation of a full-price ticket or a full-price Liberté e-ticket or an adult Adventurer's Pass
  • Château de Chantilly - on presentation of a full-price 1-day individual ticket or e-ticket or a season ticket or e-ticket for solo and tribal visitors
  • Sherwood Parc - on presentation of a personalised Club des 7 Sherwood Parc accrobranche bracelet 
  • Abbaye de Royaumont - on presentation of a full-price ticket or e-ticket or a "Friends of Royaumont" membership card 
  • Château d'Écouen - on presentation of a full-price admission ticket
  • SNCF – Grand voyageur sur présentation de la carte de membre

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

7,50 €
  • From 20 paying adults
  • Any person coming with a tourism professional with no minimum number of people
  • More information on the page dedicated to groups


Visit tool


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

3 €


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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.
2 recharging points for electric vehicles in the school car park, rue Adolphe Chauret.


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.

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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