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Compiègne is a small town north of Paris.

Château de Compiègne The town hall
Château de Compiègne
St. Jacques St. Jacques
St. Jacques Timber building

At the edge of the forest of Compiègne, where the 1918 armistice was signed, the village of Pierrefonds can be found. The beautiful château, restored by Viollet-Le-Duc, is often quoted as the perfect romantic form of medieval castle.

In the courtyard Château de Pierrefonds
In the courtyard The chapel and main staircase
The courtyard The chapel The oddly-shaped chapel
The Salle Des Preuses The Salle Des Preuses
St. Sulpice Fireplace Griffin
The lake Château de Pierrefonds Statuary in the crypt