CHÂTEAU de PIERREFONDS

Where: Pierrefonds, France

Start of construction: 12th Century

End of construction: 15th Century

Most important renovation: 19th Century

Accessible: yes

Important fact:

Blown up and ruined in 1617 by order of King Louis XIII. Converted from 1857 to 1885 by architect Violett-le-Duc- into a romantic castle.

http://www.chateau-pierrefonds.fr/en/