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Very Interesting

Toured the rooms of the Palais by ourselves. Disappointed in quality of audio guide but managed to... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Nashville, Tennessee
Excellent historic palace

Took a train from Gare du Nord to Compiègne station taking about 50 minutes. The palace is a ten... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a train from Gare du Nord to Compiègne station taking about 50 minutes. The palace is a ten minute walk through the very pleasant small town. It costs 7,50 Euro to visit the royal apartments. The audio guide is extra and worthwhile. It takes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

The palace has a large number of furnished rooms from the First and Second Empire. There is also a good audioguide available. Apart from the Royal Apartments, there is a museum dedicated to the Second Empire, with a large number of portraits & busts. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AnLa1234
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We’ve been to Versailles, Fontainebleau, Rambouillet, the chateaux of the Loire Valley, but in twenty some odd years of visiting France we had not been to Compiegne. As a history enthusiast I was looking forward to seeing the palace of Louis XV, Louis XVI, Napoleon...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Toured the rooms of the Palais by ourselves. Disappointed in quality of audio guide but managed to still enjoy the visit. Not very crowded but really should have more attention.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chefvogts
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We visited on our first day as it was raining and we wanted something inside to do. We were certainly not disappointed, there were lots of rooms to see full of art, furniture and treasures. We spent a couple of hours here and really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Colin H
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The palais is truly magnificent. The audio guide was a great resource and made the visit special and informative. The rooms have been maintained well. The gardens are amazing. A must for those who love history and the feeling of stepping back in time. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The palace was amazing, suitably over the top and very interesting and overwhelmingly vast. The gardens were grand and gorgeous, with lovely walkways. The Car and Carriage museum, however, was awful. It was not open to the public on the morning we went so we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The Palace was built for Louis XV, damaged during the French Revolution and restored by Napoleon. I enjoyed very much the visit of the apartments because they are fully furnished reflecting the splendor of the Napoleonic era. The Musee de la Voiture is interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Flora C
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The pleasures of Versailles, as in the TV Series, are hinted at as you go round this lovely palace. The rooms are from Louis XV to Napoleon III and Louis Philippe. Well worth the stop. Didnit over do it so left the gardens and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BillDewberry
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...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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