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Initially a royal residence, Compiègne was later the home of Napoleon III, who held lavish receptions here. Visitors can plunge back in history by visiting the château, a vast palace built in simple architectural style. Nature lovers can enjoy a stroll through the forest, where the armistice was signed on 11 November 1918 and then again on 22 June 1940. The village of Compiègne, a rival to its larger neighbour Beauvais, has a peaceful atmosphere of provincial tranquillity.

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Tourist attractions Compiègne : Things to see and do

  • Compiègne Palace Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    pl. du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 60200 Compiègne

    Laid out first by Louis XIV who had 75 stays there punctuated by sumptuous parties, the old chateau was entirely reconstructed by Louis XV. But it was the Empire that brought it its renown, when Napoléon the first made it the Imperial mansion in 1806..

  • Museum of the Second Empire Recommended Recommended

    pl. du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 60200 Compiègne

    In an atmosphere dotted with lots of small galleries, the museum provides numerous images of the court, of life in general and of the arts under the Second Empire. Princess Matilda (1820-1904), the Empress Eugenie are the major figures there. Drawing..

  • Museum of the Motor Car Recommended Recommended

    pl. du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 60200 Compiègne

    The museum was created in 1927 on the initiative of the Touring Club of France. The collection of old cars in includes especially limousines, touring versions and models. You must see - the Madeleine-Bastille omnibus, the shooting brake of the Duches..

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Hotels Compiègne

  • ibis budget Compiègne Centre Ville

    1 rue Pierre Sauvage F - 60200 COMPIEGNE

    In the town center, near the train station, only 164 yards from the town hall, château de Compiègne, the river Oise and the UTC University, ibis budget welcomes you 24 hours a day. The rooms, for 1 or 2 people, have a shower, toilet, flat-screen sate..

  • Best Western Les Beaux Arts

    33 Cours Guynemer F - 60200 Compiègne

    Fully renovated in 2008, the Best Western Les Beaux Arts is ideally located in the heart of imperial city of Compiègne, near the forest and the castle. The rooms and suites at the Best Western Les Beaux Arts blend original period charm with modern..

  • Armor Hotel

    4 Rue Solferino F - 60200 Compiègne

    The recently renovated hotel welcomes you in the heart of Compiègne centre, close to the railway station and to the shops. It offers comfortable rooms in a friendly and warm setting. The staff will try to make your stay enjoyable and unforgettable..

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Restaurants Compiègne

  • Hôtel du Nord Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    1 place de la Gare F - 60200 Compiègne

  • Rive Gauche Very comfortable restaurant 

    13 cours Guynemer F - 60200 Compiègne

    Fine cuisine on the left bank of the River Oise is served in this restaurant. Try sea bass and lime tartare or saddle of rabbit with Provençal vegetables, pickled tomatoes and gnocchi in a veal sauce.

  • Bistrot du Terroir Quite comfortable restaurant 

    13 rue Eugène-Floquet F - 60200 Compiègne

    In the heart of the old town, a pleasant bistro in a former printing works. Gone are the presses and texts, nowadays the output consists of tasty dishes made with quality ingredients. Try dishes such as beef chuck with mashed potato or the apple mous..

  • L'Hostellerie du Royal Lieu Very comfortable restaurant 

    9 rue de Senlis F - 60200 Compiègne

    This traditional, 19C restaurant is situated on the edge of the forest. Seasonal, gastronomic cuisine is served in the beautiful, classically decorated dining room or in the shade of the 100 year-old trees in summer. The rooms in this hotel are comfo..

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