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Musees et Domain Nationaux de Compiegne

Place du General de Gaulle | Chateau de Compiegne, 60200 Compiegne, France
03 44 38 47 02
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Compiegne
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Description: The royal chateau in which Marie Antoinette first met the Dauphin.
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I have been coming to Compiegne Castle where the Musees et Domain Nationaux de Compienge is based. It has been reviewed more fully than I can here but I would like everyone to know that no only is it an interesting place to visit, it is set in the most beautiful grounds where children and their parents can walk, or... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We went through the beautiful Apartments of the Emperor and Empress with an audio guide. Check your audio guide at the desk as the attendant gave us one in English and the other in French by mistake and we had to hike back by the time we discovered it. The Museum of the Second Empire and the Transportation Museum are... More

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Paris, France
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41 attraction reviews
731 helpful votes 731 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Compiègne is the place where Napoleon met Marie-Louise, Napoléon had "his week ends". All the appartments from Louis 16th and Napoléon's time have been recently beatifully "refurbished", using exactly the original techniques.However costly this job was, it has been beautifully made! It'a a must to see how all this look like when like new and to be surprised by the... More

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Yes its small but has some very interesting information. My husband loves military history and found it all very interesting

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89 reviews 89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

Visinting the Napoleonic palace has been really nice. Prices were reasonable, the audioguide was very good and the place itself impressive. A good possibility to imagine how life in a 19th century royal palace looked like. Also, the staff were friendly and helpful. However, be careful about the other museums mentioned on the website. These are only open quite irregularly.... More

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