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Spring family weekend

The Compiègne-Pierrefonds destination is full of wonders to discover in the spring. The forest de Compiègne offers vast spaces for invigorating walks. Fans of relaxation can, for their part, stroll along the shores of Lake Pierrefonds, a peaceful and enchanting place. The youngest will be won over by the educational farms with their adorable and endearing animals.

Walk in the forest de Compiègne


Take advantage of a family day out to explore the national forest which covers 14 hectares between Compiègne and Pierrefonds.


A bike tour in the forest, de Compiègne in Pierrefonds

Several cycle paths connect Compiègne to Pierrefonds through the forest de Compiègne. You will have the choice between a 14 km track that passes through Vieux-Moulin and another 11 km via Saint-Jean-aux-Bois. These two forest bike paths de Compiègne on the greenway are easily accessible. They allow you to enjoy a beautiful 25 km loop in the middle of the forest with your family at the start de Compiègne or Pierrefonds. Recently, a new cycle link connects the village of Vieux-Moulin at the Saint-Pierre ponds site.

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Stroll around the Saint-Pierre ponds

Major reception point of the forest de Compiègne, the site of the ponds of Saint-Pierre remains an ideal place to relax with the family. Discover the new interpretation trail on the forest, developed by the ONF. Accessible to people with reduced mobility, this 1 km route is enhanced with sensory stations that offer an experiential approach to the forest in all seasons. The start is next to the bowling alley and the new picnic area with its covered kiosk.

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Discover the arboretum of Saint-Jean-aux-Bois

In the heart of the forest village of Saint-Jean-aux-Bois, discover the Botanical Garden and its arboretum. This bucolic place adjoining the abbey has an interpretation trail equipped with sensory devices. We discover the different forest species that surround the village, from their scents to their tones... We quickly get caught up in this playful and entertaining route.

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An afternoon by the lake of Pierrefonds


Bordered by the castle of Pierrefonds and the abbey of Royaumont, the lake of Pierrefonds offers a place of relaxation and leisure full of charm. Make the most of sunny days to take a pedalo ride, visit Pierrefonds on the little tourist train or play mini-golf.


A pedalo ride on the lake

Let yourself be tempted by a little pedalo ride on the lake of Pierrefonds. The 30-minute walk allows you to go around the lake with a view of the castle in complete peace of mind. Children will of course be attracted by the swan-head pedal boats! After the walk, enjoy an ice cream or a crepe on the sunny terrace of the pier pedal boats !

Visit Pierrefonds by tourist train

To discover the village, opt for a ride on the little tourist train. The village-castle circuit takes you through the narrow streets of Pierrefonds to the castle, following the path through the park. Ideal for a family discovery with young children, the little train of Pierrefonds remains a must-see attraction.

Play mini golf

How about ending the day with a game of mini-golf? Very close to the lake, test your swing at the kiosk mini golf. A guaranteed moment of relaxation where young and old will compete in skill to reach the hole in as few strokes as possible. The on-site bistro and wine bar also offers grilled meats over a wood fire.


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meet animals


What could be more wonderful for children than spending time with farm animals? Visit them at the Bouriquette farm or at the Grandes Ecuries du Roy orangery.


Bouriquette Farm

In Jonquières, many horses and ponies live in Bouriquette farm, surrounded by goats, rabbits, chickens, pigs, sheep, cows and llamas... The visit to the "discovery farm" allows you to feed the animals by hand to the delight of the little ones. You can even enjoy a pony baptism in a small horse riding arena.

The educational farm of the Orangery of the Grandes Ecuries du Roy

See you at Great Stables of the Roy to approach farm animals. As part of events organized at regular times, the small educational farm within the Orangery welcomes the little ones alongside the ponies. They will be able to touch and observe chickens, goats, pigs, rabbits, sheep, as well as donkeys.

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