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  • Address: Chantilly, France
  • Admission: Adults: €16

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Château de Chantilly Tours

One of the most fabulous of France’s extravagant stately homes, moated Chantilly is 40 km (25 miles) north of Paris. Building work began on a mansion suitable for the aristocratic Montmorency clan in the late 15th century and over the centuries Chantilly has also been home to the wealthy Orléans, Condé and Coutts dynasties. Construction on the present Petit Château started in the 1560s, while a second palace was largely destroyed in the 10-year French Revolution, which ended in 1799.

Today’s sumptuous neo-Renaissance replacement was created by architect Honoré Daumet at the behest of Henri d’Orléans, Duke of Aumale, who dreamed of creating the most splendid private residence in France. With suite after suite of opulently adorned apartments to admire, Chantilly is also home of the Musée Condé, which displays a fine collection of 15th- and 16th-century paintings from the likes of Raphael, Eugène Delacroix and Théodore Géricault. The palace is surrounded by ornate water gardens designed by André Le Nôtre, who also created the gardens at Versailles; further afield are 19,000 acres of English landscaped parklands and forest to explore. Daily dressage shows take place in the palatial 18th-century Grandes Écuries (Great Stables), which also house the Musée Vivant du Cheval (Living Museum of the Horse), while Chantilly racecourse is adjacent; it opened in 1833 and is home of the Prix du Diane, one of the richest races in the French racing calendar.

Practical Info

Located at 60500 Chantilly. Open November-March, Wednesday-Monday, from 10:30am-5pm and in April-October, daily from 10am-6pm. Admission costs adults €16, and concessions cost €9.50 (including audio-guide and dressage show). Chantilly is 20 minutes from central Paris by train from the Gare du Nord.
 

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Skip the Line Ticket Chateau de Chantilly, Paris, null
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Skip the Line Ticket Chateau de Chantilly

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Château de Chantilly Tour from Paris Including the Great Stables of the Prince de Conde and a ... 
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Château de Chantilly Tour from Paris Including the Great Stables of the Prince de Conde and a Renaissance-Style Meal

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Experience the opulence of Château de Chantilly, one of France’s grandest Renaissance castles once home to the Prince de Conde, on 6-hour tour from Paris. ...  Read more

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Chantilly Private Excursion, Paris, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Chantilly Private Excursion

This lovely domain, albeit bearing the name of whipped cream (chantilly in French) is all about the horses. Traditionally, this domain is dedicated to horse ...  Read more

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Chantilly Half Day Private Guided Tour from Paris, Paris, Cultural Tours
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Chantilly Half Day Private Guided Tour from Paris

- 5 hour castle of Chantilly private guided tour from Paris - Skip the line entrance tickets included to the castle & park - English speaking licensed tour ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Paris Museum Pass 4 Days

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With this 4-day Paris Museum Pass, you'll have admission to 50 museums and monuments in and around Paris for four consecutive days. Enjoy skip-the-line access, ...  Read more

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Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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Chantilly Estate Full Day Private Guided Tour from Paris, Paris, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Chantilly Estate Full Day Private Guided Tour from Paris

- 8 hour castle of Chantilly private guided tour from Paris - Skip the line entrance tickets included with access to the castle, park, big stables and to the ...  Read more

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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