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After Versailles and Fontainebleau, the Castle of Compiegne is 3rd royal palais of France. The castle of Compiegne built by Jacques Angel Gabriel (1698-1782), is a great success. This group of buildings assembled around the medieval castle of Charles V, Louis XIV said: In Versailles, I am placed as a king, in Fontainebleau as a prince and to Compiegne as a peasant "but it seventy-five times during its reign came all the same there. With the imperial apartments of Napoleon III and .Eugénie of Montijo, one sees there the museum of the Impératrice, the rooms Coypel and Desportes and the museum of the Car and Tourism. Three wood jaquemarts perched in the belfry of town hall (16th century) put rhythm the quarters hours which run up against the "Piquantins". It is necessary to also see the coach of l Armistice, on the road of Soissons

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