Museums and places to visit

Saint-Corneille Cloister Museum


About us

The Saint-Corneille cloister museum is located in a remarkable site: the Saint-Corneille abbey, cradle of the city de Compiègne. Extension of the Antoine Vivenel museum, it retraces the history of this abbey and houses a lapidary collection from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

The abbey was founded in 877 by Emperor Charles the Bald. Its history is very dense. It owes its reputation and its wealth to precious relics, such as the body of Saint Corneille (a martyred pope in 253). Several kings of France are crowned there and are buried there. The community survived until the Revolution, where it was dissolved. Profaned and looted, the building was handed over to the army, before being handed over to the municipality in 1806. The abbey was gradually demolished, in order to pierce the rue Saint-Corneille where only the cloister remained standing.

Since 2012, two wings of this cloister, which has been restored and restored to its XNUMXth century ornaments and polychrome, serve as a setting for sculptures that bear witness to religious and funerary practices from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century in Compiègne and its region. .

Ticket giving access to the Antoine Vivenel and Historical Figurine museums and to the temporary exhibitions at the Antoine Vivenel centre.

Pratical information

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Bar, cafeteria, tea room, refreshment bar
  • Toilets
  • Library


  • Free Under 26 and 1st Sunday of the month


From: 01 / 01 / 24 To: 31 / 12 / 24
  • Monday : Closed
  • Tuesday : from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Wednesday : from 14AM to 00PM
  • Thursday : from 14AM to 00PM
  • Friday : from 14AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday: from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Sunday: from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.


9 rue Saint-Corneille
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