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Pierrefonds tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pierrefonds: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: In Pierrefonds village visit one of the most lovely castles in northern France and a picturesque village

Pierrefonds is situated in the Oise department and Hauts-de-France region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Pierrefonds. For detailed visitor information see the Pierrefonds travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Compiegne at 13 km and Ourscamp abbey at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pierrefonds, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Pierrefonds in Hauts-de-France.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Morienval abbey

Morienval abbey

Abbey at 7 km (direction south-west)

The Abbey of Notre-Dame at Morienval is an impressive example of Romanesque...

See Morienval abbey guide
Compiegne

Compiegne

at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

In Compiegne you can visit the palace, several museums,...

See Compiegne guide
Ourscamp abbey

Ourscamp abbey

Abbey at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

Ourscamp abbey is an abbey in Picardy, now in ruins...

See Ourscamp abbey guide
La Ferte-Milon

La Ferte-Milon

at 22 km (direction south-east), in the Aisne department

The curious facade of a 14th century castle dominates your...

See La Ferte-Milon guide
 
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Soissons

Soissons

at 25 km (direction east), in the Aisne department

In Soissons you can explore the abbey and the...

See Soissons guide
Noyon

Noyon

at 26 km (direction east)

The medieval centre of Noyon is dominated by its cathedral in...

See Noyon guide
Ermenonville

Ermenonville

at 32 km (direction south-west)

The Mer de Sable theme park is the main reason...

See Ermenonville guide
Senlis

Senlis

at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

The ruined castle, the cathedral and the narrow cobbled streets make...

See Senlis guide
Chateau de Chantilly

Chateau de Chantilly

Castle at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

The Chateau de Chantilly is an extensive castle from the 16th-19th centuries,...

See Chateau de Chantilly guide
Chantilly

Chantilly

at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Chantilly in the Oise department of...

See Chantilly guide
Meaux

Meaux

at 44 km (direction south-south-west), in the Seine-et-Marne department

Meaux is visited because of its episcopal city, with...

See Meaux guide
Laon

Laon

at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aisne department

The cathedral in Laon is an astonishing early gothic masterpiece, and...

See Laon guide
Basilica of Saint-Denis

Basilica of Saint-Denis

Church at 65 km (direction west-south-west), in the Paris department

In the Basilica of Saint-Denis, where many of the French...

See Basilica of Saint-Denis guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Oise

Map of places to visit near Pierrefonds

 
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Markets in and near Pierrefonds

  • Cuise-la-Motte: market Sunday (4km)
  • Vic-sur-Aisne: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Compiegne: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Villers-Cotterets: market Thursday (13km)
  • Lacroix-Saint-Ouen: market Sunday (14km)
  • Crepy-en-Valois: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Longueil-Annel: market Sunday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Thourotte: market Thursday (16km)
  • Noyon: market Saturday (25km)
  • Soissons: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)

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Tourist attractions near Pierrefonds, France

What to do at Pierrefonds? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Pierrefonds.

Heritage sites

  • Compiène église Saint-Jacques (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (13km)
  • Folleville église Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-et-Saint-Jean-Baptiste (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (57km)

National Monuments

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Oise-Pays de France (36km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise abbatiale de Notre Dame (Morienval) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gilocourt) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Sulpice (Bethancourt-en-Valois) (11km)
  • Eglise de Berzy-le-Sec (Berzy-le-sec) (24km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Moncel (Pontpoint) (25km)
  • Abbaye de Chaalis (Fontaine-Chaalis) (31km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Senlis) (33km)
  • Abbatiale Saint Nicolas (Saint-Leu-d'Esserent) (43km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Royaumont (Asnieres-sur-Oise) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du donjon de Vez (10km)
  • Jardin du château de la Muette (11km)
  • Parc du château de Compiègne (13km)
  • Parc du château de Valgenceuse (32km)
  • Potager des Princes (40km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Chantilly (41km)
  • Parc de l'abbaye de Royaumont (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Compiègne (9km)
  • Forêt de Laigue (12km)
  • Foret de Retz (13km)
  • Mont Ganelon (16km)
  • Foret d'Halette (31km)
  • Foret de Ermenonville (33km)
  • Forêt de Chantilly (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Landes de Versigny (47km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Coteau de Chartèves (49km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Parc Asterix (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vivaise (52km)
 
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Geography and distances

Pierrefonds is in the north of France at 65 kilometres from Beauvais, the department capital (general information: Pierrefonds is 72 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pierrefonds

Canton: Attichy

Arrondissement: Compiègne

Department: Oise

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 60350

Distance to Pierrefonds

from Beauvais (prefecture): 65 km

from Paris: 72 km

from Calais: 195 km

from Nice: 708 km

from Bordeaux: 569 km

from Strasbourg: 358 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Pierrefonds from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chelles, Couloisy, Croutoy, Cuise-la-Motte, Hautefontaine, Retheuil, Saint-Etienne-Roilaye, Saint-Jean-Aux-Bois, Taillefontaine, Trosly-Breuil and Vieux-Moulin.

This page in French: Visiter Pierrefonds

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