Forest of Compiègne

Forest Of CompièGne

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The Forest of Compiègne (French: Forêt de Compiègne) is a large forest in the region of Picardie, France, near the city of Compiègne and approximately north of Paris.

Geography

The forest of Compiègne is roughly circular with a diameter of about ; making it the third largest forêt domaniale, a category corresponding to the French State's inalienable domaine, as heir to the monarchy, under a judicial regime distinct from the national patrimoine and from private property, defined by a royal edict issued in 1566.See French wikipedia: Forêt domaniale.

The forest is lushly irrigated, being adjacent to the Oise and the Aisne rivers, as well as many smaller tributaries and streams.

On its northwest, the forest hugs its small namesake city, and to its north and northeast, beyond the Aisne, lies the large national forest of Laigue (Forêt Domaniale de Laigue). Around its remaining perimeter, it contains or is adjacent to numerous communes including Vieux-Moulin, Lacroix-Saint-Ouen, Saint-Sauveur, Béthisy-Saint-Pierre, Saint-Jean-aux-Bois, and Pierrefonds. On its south it borders the Forest of Halatte.

Just outside the city of Compiègne, a grand entrance to the forest begins at the resplendent Château de Compiègne, a...
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