Monday, July 18, 2011

France IV: Chateau Pierefonds

This Chateau was originally a fort, then in the 1850's Napoleon took it for a private castle.

Nothing like eating lunch outside at a cafe with a view of a castle!

Excellent view from the front door. Notice all the slits in the wall for the archers to take you out.

Here is a view from the other side of one.

Enters into a huge courtyard:

An old blacksmith or something just inside the castle walls.


What could possibly be down in the dungeon?

Oh yeah, all the Tombs of the Royalty who lived here, one "Princess' we saw died in 1140 AD

1 comment:

Tom said...

Anything down there carved by a relative named William?