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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Oise

Compiègne - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Oise

Former royal residence, the Château de Compiègne was built in the 18th century and is home to royal and imperial apartments, but also the Car and Tourism museum as well as the Second Empire museum. Outside the palace, the Beaux-Monts park and path are not to be missed.

The town hall of Late Gothic style is covered by a belfry, which contains one of the oldest municipal bells in France. Nearby, a Historic Figurine museum exhibits a large number of figurines.

Around the city, the Compiègne forest, a ancient royal forest, extends over 15,000 hectares. A cycle path between Pierrefonds and Compiègne is available for cycling enthusiasts.

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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.

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).