A MAGNIFICENT ROYAL FOREST

A BUCOLIC ESCAPE

At the meeting of history, nature and culture ... Compiègne forest participates significantly to the attraction and life of Vieux-Moulin.

A preserved town, a holiday resort, attracting many personalities of cultural life who come to relax at the edge of ponds. Artists, painters, writers, musicians are drawn to its charms come and be inspired.

From the Imperial Palace of Compiègne to the medieval castle of Pierrefonds, it extends over 14500 hectares.

The diversity of the wildlife makes it a very attractive forest: large populations of wild boar, deer and roe deer, but also birds such as the black woodpecker, shrike, harrier, kingfisher, egret and heron on the lakes. Small mammals are represented by foxes, badgers and wild cats on the edge of the forest. The ponds were created by celestial monks in the Middle Ages.

At the foot of Mt St Pierre, in the valley, the Ponds St Pierre are among the most appreciated, for the beauty of the site, for fishing, for walking. The Eugenie Pavilion, built under Napoleon III for Empress Eugenie, contributes to this charm.
Athletes enjoy this protected nature for their greatest pleasure.
Today, Vieux Moulin, a listed site, enhances its beautiful heritage and remains a cultural centre, immortalizing the forest and ponds.

VALENTINE'S DAY EVENING OF February 14, 2019
Dancing musical evening - Gastronomic meal

A devouring passion is no reason to let yourself starve to death!
Instead, love pushes us to greediness, if it is shared. We invite you to enjoy a fine dinner together.
You will have plenty of time to choose the most delicious option for dessert.
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AN EXCEPTIONAL VALENTINE'S DAY WEEKEND
Between Friday 15 February and Sunday 17

In the magnificent setting of the Compiègne forest, near Paris, we offer you the opportunity to choose from the best partner guest rooms.

  • • A night in a Prestige room with breakfast as only traditional guest houses can do.
  • • Walk through the forest, the ponds, discover an exceptional flora and fauna.
  • • Visit the Castles of Pierrefonds, Compiègne, Carrefour de l'armistice...

To choose among our partner establishments and book your accommodation: here

Enjoy a delicious gourmet meal with a musical atmosphere, in front of a pleasant wood fire in our "Auberge du Mont Saint Mard", facing the forest and the edge of the charming village of Vieux Moulin. To book your table and discover the auberge: www.aubergedumontsaintmard.com

VIEUX-MOULIN: A VILLAGE IN THE FOREST OF COMPIEGNE :    Learn more