National Geographic : 1918 Nov
Photograph by H.C.Ellis CHATEAU PIERREFONDS: NORTHERN FRANCE Situated midway between Compiegne and Villers-Cotterets, this imposing feudal castle was oneof themost cherished relics ofmedieval times. It stood on a rocky height overlooking the village of Pierrefonds and was built by Louis of Orleans, brother ofCharles VI, in1390. Its walls are from 16 to 20 feet thick and its eight massive loop-holed towers rise to a height of 115 feet. Ithassuffered much during thewar from aerial bombardment by the Huns.