Musée du château de Compiègne

 

in short

The château houses a museum dedicated (since 1927) to the Second Empire and also an Automobile and Touring Museum, which has a significant collection of horse-drawn carriages and cars from the earliest years of automobile transport until the First World War.
Compiègne, Palais impérial
© Rmn-Grand Palais (domaine de Compiègne) / Franck Raux
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Musée du château de Compiègne

in detail

Although the origins of the royal dwelling at Compiègne are bound up with the early history of the French monarchy, it was in 1751, during the reign of Louis XV, that the château in its present form was built, to the plans of Ange-Jacques Gabriel.
The year 1856 marked the beginning of the ‘Compiègnes’, when the court took up residence in the imperial palace for a month or a month-and-a-half in the autumn, and the ‘series’, when Napoleon III and the Empress Eugenia invited a hundred guests for a week of entertainment. These events were held until 1869 and were the justification for opening a museum dedicated, in 1927, to the Second Empire.

The château also houses an Automobile and Touring Museum, which has a significant collection of horse-drawn carriages and cars from the earliest years of automobile transport until the First World War.
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Visitor entrance

Museum at the Compiègne Castle
Place du Général de Gaulle
60200 Compiègne
France
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Opening Times

Sun
10:00 - 18:00
Mon
10:00 - 18:00
Tue
-
Wed
10:00 - 18:00
Thu
10:00 - 18:00
Fri
10:00 - 18:00
Sat
10:00 - 18:00

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