Days Out: Oise (60)

Musee de la Figurine Historique
Museum housing a large collection of figurines depicting famous and obscure battles. 28 place de lHotel de Ville, Compiegne (60).
Polo Club Chantilly
Probably the largest Polo Club in France, it has hosted 3 of the major events in France, the Ambassadors Cup, the Euroopean Championship and the World Championship. Season from April to October. Apremont, Chantilly (60).
Montgolfieres de Picardie
From around 20 different locations, you can take to the air in a balloon and discover the varied landscapes of Picardy. 139, Rue des Cerisiers, Laigneville (60).
Musee du Noyonnais
A museum housed in the former Bishops Palace that is now the main museum of art and history in Noyon. 77 rue de lEveche, Noyon.
Chateau de Pierrefonds
Ornate chateau and gardens. Gift shop and restaurant on site. Rue Viollet-le-Duc, Pierrefonds (60).
Musee Antoine Vivenel
A museum of medieval, Renaissance, modern and 19th century art as well as national and Mediterannean archaeology. 2 rue dAusterlitz, Compiegne (60).
Chateau de Compiegne
A museum about the history of the French monarchy and emperors. Chateau de Compiegne, Place du General de Gaulle, Compiegne (60).
Hippodrome Chantilly
Created in 1834 and facing the Chateau this is one of the most famous horse racing tracks in France. It also specialises in the training of thoroughbreads. Season runs from April to October. 16 avenue du General Leclerc, Chantilly (60).
Albert Combi Tour
Discover the Compiegnoise region aboard a 1969 VW Combi minibus. Variety of trips and excursions to choose from, City, Green Gastronomic & Weekend tours. 60200 Compiegne.
Cite des Bateliers (Museum
Museum showing the river barges and the lives of those who work them. Opening times: Variable dependent on the time of year. 59 Avenue de la Canonniere, 60150 Longueil-Annel
Chateau de Chantilly (60)
One of the finest examples of French architecture both for the castle and the gardens, which were designed by the famous Le Notre. It houses antiques, paintings and also temporary exhibitions. Chateau de Chantilly, Chantilly (60).
Musee Nacre
Formerly a button factory, this museum gives demonstrations of the art of button making. Visitors can also see collections of accessories, binoculars, fans and belt buckles. Open Wednesday-Monday, 14:30-18:30. 51 rue Roger Salengro, Meru (60).
Musee Vivant du Cheval
Recognized as the most beautiful horse museum in the world. Demonstrations and shows daily, some in English, a great outing for children of all ages. Reservation recommended. The Grand Stables, Chateau de Chantilly, Chantilly (60).

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