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Chateau de Pierrefonds, Picardie, France ~ a castle was built in the 12th century. In 1392, King Charles VI gave it to his brother Louis, Duke of Orléans. In March 1617, the castle, then the property of François-Annibal d'Estrées (brother of the beauty Gabrielle d'Estrée), who joined Henri II, Prince of Condé, was besieged and taken by troops sent by Richelieu.
Amiens, Picardie, France. Was there in August 2013. Loved all the history the the region
Pierrefonds Castle in Picardie (Picardy), France. Rebuilt during the 19th. century by Viollet-le-Duc, it is mostly a reinterpretation of what would have been a medieval castle... adapted to the19th century way of life of the emperor Napoleon III who ordered the work.