"Compiègne" Picardie Things to Do Tip by DanielF

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  Galerie du Bal dans le Palais de Compiègne
by DanielF

Compiègne, a town of 70.000, has always been one of the favorite residences for the French royals. This is due to its location next to a huge forest where game abounds and hunting is still practised. Today, only 15.000 hectares remain of this forest that used to reach Belgium in former centuries. The forest is crossed by thousands of kilometres of paths and hiking trails.

This is a view of the interior of the Palace at Compiègne, a severe Louis XV residence whose interior is a perfect sample of the Napoleonic style, since the Emperor and his wife used to stay here for long periodes.

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  • Updated Apr 12, 2005
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