Domaine de Chantilly is truly a treat to visit, also nestled in the Parisian Countryside in close counters of our headquarter village of Valmondois. As we like to set each guest up with an element of surprise with each of our excursions we can promise that Chantilly will not fall short of a thrilling day voyage!
From private champagne receptions with some of the residents and mayor to learn more about the rich history of the town to exclusive visits to the private exotic collection of animals on site. You can expected a day trip that you will never forget.
Not to mention, the necessary afternoon break we have to sample some of the amazing Chantilly cream while surrounded by beautiful French Chateau and garden. Pure Magic, if you ask us.
Chantilly has the second largest collection of antique paintings after the Louvre in Paris.
Chantilly’s Rich History
The Domain of Chantilly is the work of one man: Henri of Orléans, the Duke of Aumale (1822-1897), who, throughout his life, was constantly paying tribute to the rich culture of the domain and to his illustrious predecessors, the Princes of Condé.
The Domain of Chantilly belonged to several princely dynasties who contributed to its development down through the centuries.
Join us to discover the unspoilt treasures of a 19th century prince!
The Château de Chantilly is one of the finest jewels in the crown of France’s cultural heritage. It is the work of a man with an extraordinary destiny: Henri d’Orléans, Duke of Aumale, son of the last King of France, Louis-Philippe. This prince, who is considered to be the greatest collector of his time, made Chantilly the showcase for his countless masterpieces and precious manuscripts.
The Château survived down through the centuries and remains as it was when the Duke of Aumale bequeathed it to the Institut de France in 1886, making it the perfect place to take a journey back in time to the heart of a princely residence.
In tribute to his illustrious predecessors, the Princes of Condé, the Duke of Aumale called the series of rooms housing his collection the “Condé Museum”. Visit here for More information
The Historic Art Collection
The Duke of Aumale designed the art galleries to showcase his exceptional collections. He put together the second largest collection of antique paintings in France, after the Louvre Museum.
In keeping with the Duke of Aumale’s wishes, the layout of the paintings remains unchanged since the 19th century, providing a unique possibility to travel back in time and discover the typical museography of the time.
This is truly a unique experience to explore these rooms of exquisite paintings. Lucky for you, our groups provide a guided tour for our guests to get the most our of the experience. This tour guide will vary based on the workshop program you select.
Explore the Largest Horse Stables In Europe
A masterpiece of 18th century architecture, the Great Stables were built by the architect Jean Aubert for Louis-Henri de Bourbon, the 7th prince of Condé. They are a veritable horses’ palace. A believer in reincarnation, Bourbon wished to come back as a horse in his next life and built the beautiful “Great Stables” which still stands to be the largest horse stables in Europe.
To carry on his love for horses, “The Museum of the Horse” was inaugurated in 2013 in the 15 rooms of the Cour des Remises in the Great Stables. As a museum of both art and ethnology, its aim is to allow visitors discover the importance of the relationship between men and horses since the beginning of civilisation.
The museum of the Horse is open to all visitors, experts and novices alike. Its resolutely contemporary museography, offering a large number of interactive resources, gives visitors a vision of the horse and its history that is both pedagogical and enjoyable.
Visitors can contemplate almost 200 objects and works of art: paintings, prints, sculptures, manuscripts, equestrian equipment.
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