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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Oise

Between Oise and forest Compiègne, royal then imperial city, was the scene of major events in the history of France. The city offers residents and tourists great opportunities for relaxation and culture. Journey through the history or recreational travel, and the region Compiègne invite you to spend some quality time with family and friends.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude49.4178160 (N 49° 25’ 4”)
Longitude2.8261450 (E 2° 49’ 34”)
AltitudeFrom 31m to 134m
Surface area53.10 km²
Population41800 inhabitants
Density787 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBeauvais (60 km, 1h03)
Insee code60159
IntercommunalityCA de la Région de Compiègne

Nearest cities & towns

Margny-lès-Compiègne1.4 km (4 min)
Clairoix4.2 km (9 min)
Venette4.4 km (9 min)
Bienville5 km (10 min)
Choisy-au-Bac5 km (9 min)
Janville6.1 km (11 min)
Jaux6.2 km (11 min)
Coudun7.7 km (12 min)
Armancourt8.2 km (14 min)
Longueil-Annel8.2 km (15 min)
Giraumont8.8 km (14 min)
Baugy8.9 km (14 min)
Le Plessis-Brion9 km (13 min)
Vieux-Moulin9 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Visit the museum of the miniature (City Hall).

Visit the museum of the car (Castle Compiègne).

Visit the Imperial Palace (or Castle).

Visit the Memorial Internment and Deportation (Camp Royallieu).

St. Cornelius Library.

Hotel Dieu Saint-Nicolas.

Consider park

Imperial Palace Park

To see: the Picantins on the City Hall.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities

In March, the International Exhibition of Decorated Eggs.

In September, the Antiques Fair Compiègne.


Castle Compiègne (© JP Gilson)
Castle Compiègne (© JP Gilson)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Wagon Tour of the Armistice in forest Compiègne (Rethondes).

Visit the castle of Pierrefonds (Pierrefonds).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Potager des Princes and animal park
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 9 € Chantilly (35 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From Vésigneux to Folleville
HikeEasy2h00Paillart (44 km)
Historic trail in the town centre
Village visitEasy1h30La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (56 km)
Family discovery trail
Village visitEasy1h00La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (56 km)
La Barre Natural Forest Area
HikeEasy1h30La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (56 km)
Bergette Natural Forest Area
HikeEasy1h00La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (56 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals