Castle of de Compiègne

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About us

The castle de Compiègne is a center of court life and the exercise of power.

Built by Charles V, all the kings of France until Louis XIV stayed there, thus testifying to the importance of this place. Louis XV destroyed the original castle to better rebuild it, then Louis XVI continued its construction. It will be refurbished under Napoleon Ier and Napoleon III.

The originality and beauty of the largest French neo-classical castle, the quality of its interior decorations and its furniture, make it a unique ensemble. Alongside Versailles and Fontainebleau, the Château de Compiègne is one of the three most important French royal and imperial residences.


Classified as historical monuments, the Château de Compiègne offers visitors the discovery of the Royal and Imperial Apartments, as well as several museums: the Second Empire Museum, the Empress Museum, the National Car Museum and a park labeled "Remarkable Garden".

Spoken languages
  • Français
  • English

Pratical information

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Free parking
  • Toilets
  • Shop
Payment method
  • Credit card
  • Bank checks
  • French "Chèques vacances"
  • Cash


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


Place du General de Gaulle
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