The exceptional Domaine de Chantilly
Located in a preserved natural setting, near Paris, the Domaine de Chantilly is one of the jewels of French heritage.
With a 115 hectare park, a museum castle and the Grandes Ecuries considered to be the most beautiful in Europe, Chantilly is a Culture and Nature destination par excellence ...
I will show you, first of all, the castle transformed over the centuries and enlarged in the 19th century by its illustrious owners: the Constable Anne de Montmorency, the Bourbon-Condé then Henri d´Orléans, Duke of Aumale.
You will admire the art, book and furniture collections as well as the Condé museum, the 2nd museum of art paintings after the Louvre, with its 550 paintings including Raphaël, Poussin, Watteau, Ingres, Delacroix ...
I will then take you to the French-style park and gardens of Le Nôtre, adorned with its prestigious water basins and bordered by Anglo-Chinese gardens which bear witness to more than 500 years of history.
Finally, we will end our visit with the presentation of the Great Stables of the 18th century, a veritable palace for horses and its internationally renowned equestrian shows.
You can also visit the horse museum in complete autonomy or browse the area around the racetrack, one of the most prestigious racecourses in France with its famous Grand Prix de Diane.
Don't forget to taste the Chantilly Cream!