Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Compiegne, a town of France in the department of Oise, is situated on the river Oise. It is chiefly celebrated for its palace, rebuilt by Louis XV., and near the forest of Compiegne, which covers 30,000 acres. Its chief edifices are the church of the ancient abbey of St. Corneille, where were interred the remains of many of the early kings of France, and the Hotel de Ville, a Gothic structure. The inhabitants manufacture muslins, hosiery, and cordage, and do a trade in grain and timber.