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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 3 weeks ago
Nashville, Tennessee
Beautiful royal and imperial palace

The palace has a large number of furnished rooms from the First and Second Empire. There is also a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paris, France
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Place du General de gaulle, 60200, Compiegne, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank AnLa1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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

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

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

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.

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

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

Thank sulamitah
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...More

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