Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Château de Pierrefonds

Apparently in France it is easier to find a castle to tour than an apartment to rent.

So while we continue to struggle with the difficulty of one, we embraced the ease of the other.

Built in Medieval times, this castle has it all: a draw bridge, fireplaces large enough to stand in, and long spiral staircases.

It sits high on a hill, overlooking the village below:

To get there we drove for 40 minutes through charming villages and a wonderful fairy-tale-like forest. I couldn't help but watch for dwarfs!

We learned that parts of The Man in the Iron Mask were filmed at this castle, and now that I have been here I want to see that movie again!

Speaking of movies, does this picture make you think of Hermy and King Moonracer in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? You know, when they are on the Island of Mistfit Toys? Maybe its just me....

If you come to visit us in France, this is definitely one of the places we will take you. I promise.

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