Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Compiègne, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 1 km
Ascend 4 m
Descend 15 m

Experience Compiègne in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Sight 1: Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne

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Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne is a theater in Compiègne, France.

Wikipedia: Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne (EN)

70 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Musée Impérial de Compiègne

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The Château de Compiègne is a former royal and imperial residence located in Compiègne in the Oise department, 70 kilometres north-east of Paris.

Wikipedia: Palais de Compiègne (FR)

211 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Église Saint-Pierre

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The Church of Saint-Pierre des Minimes is a Roman Catholic church located in the city of Compiègne, France. With Romanesque architecture, it is listed as a Historic Monument.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Pierre de Compiègne (FR)

260 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Église Saint-Jacques

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The Saint-Jacques church is a parish Catholic church in Gothic style located in Compiègne, in Oise, in France. It was written in 1998 on the World Heritage List by UNESCO as the Chemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostela in France. It is a medium-sized building, with a total length of 51 m, from two distinct periods: the choir, the transept and the nave with its aisles were built between 1235 and 1270, except the upper part of the nave ; The latter, the bell tower, the chapels along the aisles and the ambulatory were added between 1476 and the middle of the 16th century. These extensions reflect the flamboyant Gothic style, except the lantern at the top of the bell tower, which is influenced by the Renaissance. The bell tower is a remarkable work, just like the choir and the transept, which represent the oldest parts of the church and are an interesting illustration of the pre-ray style. The interior of the church is marked by the transformations of the end of the old regime, in particular on a marble coating of the choir and a clothing of the pillars of the nave by woodwork. The church is affiliated with the parish of the sixteen carmelites of Compiègne.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Jacques de Compiègne (FR)

432 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Église Saint-Antoine

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The Saint-Antoine church is a parish Catholic church located in Compiègne, in France. Like the Saint-Jacques church, the other church in the city center, it was founded in 1199 and closely depended on the Saint-Corneille abbey which owned the patronage of all the cures of the city. Construction was carried out during the first half of the 13th century, but the church was deeply transformed in the 16th century, probably due to the damage suffered during the Hundred Years War, and it thus presents itself as a fairly homogeneous building in style flamboyant Gothic. The facade and the choir with its collaterals and its ambulatory even date entirely from the 16th century; With their rich sculpted decor and great elegance and finesse of the forms, these are the most remarkable parts of the church. Inside, these parts are also the most interesting, characterized by prismatic supports and vaults with a particular drawing and tiercerons. The nave and its aisles are however quite monotonous and show little stylistic research. The church lost most of his works of art in 1768, when a parish priest anxious to make the interior brighter makes her empty of most of its content. Classified as a historic monument by list of 1840, the church was deeply restored from 1863. The church is affiliated with the parish of the sixteen carmelites of Compiègne.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Antoine de Compiègne (FR)


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