Château de Pierrefonds, Pierrefonds, Oise département, Picardy, France.... http://www.castlesandmanorhouses.com/photos.htm ... The Château is on the southeast edge of the Forest of Compiègne, north east of Paris, between Villers-Cotterêts and Compiègne. The Château still features most of the characteristics of defensive military architecture from the Middle Ages, though it underwent major restoration in the 19th century.
A Day at Château de Fontainebleau - Originally built in the 12th century by Louis VII, it was under François I that the château saw great change. With a passion for the arts, particularly architecture, he made many improvements and expansions. Taking advantage of his military campaigns to Italy, he invited several Italian artists to France, including Rosso Fiorentino, who he enlisted to decorate the château. The gallery is embellished with intricate carved panels by Scibec da Carpi.