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“Surprisingly nice”

Palais de Compiegne
Ranked #3 of 33 things to do in Compiegne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I didn’t expect much from this palace as there are so many in France, of course I changed my mind, it is very nice inside and the garden is also beautiful when you have good weather, I do recommend a visit, the car museum inside the palace is amazing as well

Thank Sulamita H
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

One of my favourite trips out of Paris was to Compiegne. There is such a cute little downtown area right by the castle.
The castle wasn’t busy and I felt like we almost had it to ourselves! It’s a beautiful castle with gorgeous gardens. We really took our time exploring it and reading all the information. Audio tours are available if you wish. I would highly recommend visiting this palace and the centre ville of Compiegne.

Thank Melanie C
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

It is not as magnificent as Versailles but it is, in my opinion, a better alternative to Versailles if you want to spend some quality time without the crowds of Versailles. It is true that the Palace has been rebuilt and the old furniture is gone; BUT, this new furniture and reconstruction dates from 1810 so it has been 208 years from its reconstruction. It has an enormous historical value due to the fact that it was the favorite palace of Napoleon III; during the second Empire. The place is sumptuous without being overwhelming. There are different areas that you can visit but the best part can only be visited with a guide and only in French. There is a nice restaurant but I strongly suggest you to do reservations. The food of the restaurant is superb. (the best Chicken Estragon I have ever had; and the house specialty, the agapèe,a cake made with fruits is delicious); and the service is good (although, I suggest better treatment to the waiters and waitresses, you have an open kitchen, remember that). Definitively, this palace is a nice day trip not only for the building itself but also for the city which is worth to check out.

Thank Beto79
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

This building had been rebuilt many times. All original furniture is gone. Nice park and rose garden.

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful grounds for a stroll. Enjoyable museum both for the living quarters of emperor and empress as well as the attached wagon/early car museum.

Thank sdmmb
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