The Park and the castle of Chantilly

A visit to the Park and the castle of Chantilly located 30 minutes from Paris.

The castle of Chantilly is located 30-40 minutes from Paris by car. You can also visit the great stables, Chantilly is famous for its equestrian activities.

It should be noted that, unlike other castles, the visit of the park is not free. To visit the Park and the Castle you have to pay 17 euros!

The Castle and the Park are worth the look, do not hesitate to make the trip despite the fee .

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Duration: 3 h.

Departure-parking

The parking is located right next to the Castle, there is an admission fee (3.5 euros). You can go by train from Paris the station is not far away.

The Chapel

The Chapel
Lovely little chapel built by the Duke of Aumale year 1882. The chapel also contains the mausoleum of Henri II prince of Condé.

The picture gallery

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The picture gallery
All works of art presented in this exhibit were collected by the Duke of Aumale. The layout is typical of a Museum of the eleventh century as the Duke had stipulated in his will that the paintings and their layouts can’t be changed.

"Suite d’un bal masqué” Jean-Léon Gérôme

"Suite d’un bal masqué” Jean-Léon Gérôme
The castle is a museum with many paintings on the walls. Here a very beautiful picture of Jean-Léon Gérôme with an enigmatic title.

The bedroom of the Prince

The bedroom of the Prince
The castle of Chantilly was inspired by the Palace of Versailles.

The park

The park
The Park was designed by Le Nôtre the gardener of Versailles. The dimensions of the Park remain on a human scale and its very nice to visit. Beware there is a fee to visit the park (8 euros).

The hamlet

The hamlet
A small farmer village like Versailles and Rambouillet. the whipped cream (Creme Chantilly) was created here.

The labyrinth

The labyrinth
The mazes were also fashionable in the 17th century. In 1668, it was announced to the guests that the dessert will be served at the centre of the labyrinth!

Games for children

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Games for children
'If you want to see everything In the park it''s almost 30 euros.'

The Grand Canal and the Grand Cascade

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The Grand Canal and the Grand Cascade
The Grande Cascade is fed by a stream and leads to the Grand Canal.

View of the castle

View of the castle
'The Castle has a restaurant located in the old kitchens. It is in these kitchens that officiated Vatel, a great cook, he killed himself because the fishes that he had ordered didn''t come on time. He didn''t want to be disgraced (see the movie “Vatel”).'

On the other side of the castle

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On the other side of the castle
On the other side of the castle there is an English garden.

The great stables (Grandes Ecuries)

The great stables (Grandes Ecuries)
The great stables are located a few hundred meters from the Castle. You can take a ticket to visit the Castle and the great stables. Equestrian shows are organized at regular hours.

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Visit of the castle of Écouen

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A walk to the Isle-Adam

A walk to the Isle-Adam

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