VISIT: The Coolest Castles in the World

Château de Pierrefonds, Salle des Preuses

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One of the many interior attractions is the formal hall of the castle, Salle des Preuses, which is a room perfectly designed to match the fanciful gatherings that were held there. It was also the home of a huge display of Napoleon III’s private armor collection, which is held today in the Invalides.

And, while most castles are decorated with furniture, Château de Pierrefonds never received the furniture which Viollet-de-Duc designed for it. Nevertheless, the place is a beautiful treasure from a distant past.