Château de Pierrefonds, Picardie, redesigned and rebuild by the French architect Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th Century. Viollet-le-Duc also restored the beautiful Basilique Ste-Madeleine in Vézelay and the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Viollet-le-Duc is considered as one of the first theorists of modern architecture.
Although the castle in Pierrefonds does recall Walt Disney or Cinderella, the design has a light and clear design which looks also modern.
photographs 28 October 2009