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Chateau de Chantilly

Chateau de Chantilly, 60500 Chantilly, France
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Chantilly
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: Le Domaine de Chantilly s'etend sur 7 800 hectares au sein de l'une des plus grandes forets des...
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
Owner description: Le Domaine de Chantilly s'etend sur 7 800 hectares au sein de l'une des plus grandes forets des environs de Paris. Il est compose du chateau et de son musee Conde, du parc et de ses jardins, des grandes ecuries et de leur musee du cheval. Constitue depuis le Moyen-Age par les differents proprietaires (Anne de Montmorency, les Bourbon-Conde dont le Grand Conde, cousin de Louis XIV, Henri d'Orleans, duc d'Aumale), cet ensemble represente donc un patrimoine aux facettes multiples et le plus grand exemple en France d'un domaine princier. Le chateau abrite le Musee Conde, lequel est constitue des appartements princiers, d'une collection exceptionnelle de peintures - plus de 800 chefs d'oeuvres d'artistes tels que Botticelli, Raphael, Poussin, Delacroix - qui en fait le premier musee de peintures anciennes (avant 1850) en France apres le musee du Louvre et d'une bibliotheque et d'archives qui conservent plus de 13 000 ouvrages dont le manuscrit le plus precieux au monde : "Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry". Le parc offre quant a lui un panorama grandiose de l'art du jardin occidental : jardin a la francaise dessine par Le Notre au XVIIe siecle, le Hameau qui inspira Marie-Antoinette, le jardin anglo-chinois du XVIIIe siecle, et le jardin anglais du XIXe siecle.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This grand chateau is now part of the public domain by virtue of the generosity of the the Duc d'Alumale and what a legacy of art, and history. You can see this mueum the chateau and the Mueum of the Living Horse all in the one place. Just Fabulous. glendon1954.wordpress.com

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It's the castle they used to shoot a James Bond movie with Roger Moore I always loved This place with the woods the water with some fishes the green grass where we use to picnic and play The visit might be expensive compare to other French places but still worth it You have a horse museum not far When you... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

We took the train at Guard du Nord, and then a cab to the castle. We arranged for the taxi to pick us up later. The collections are superb. Do not miss the Apartments tour. The restaurant is ok, and the restrooms are perfect. Save time to visit the Horses' Museum. A fabulous visit. France at its best. On Mondays... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had wanted to visit Chantilly for several decades, just never had the right push to get us to go. Would I have appreciated it as much as a younger me? Not so sure I could have. You should have some travel stories behind you as this city of Chantilly might overwhelm. The Chateau is magnificent to see as you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The chateau and grounds are magnificent, and the stables like nothing I have ever seen. For anyone interested in art, tucked away here in Chantilly are some of Ingres's finest works, including the Venus Anodyomene, as well as three Raphaels, and the 'Tres Riches Heures' of the Duc du Berry (although these were only available virtually). Absolutely worth a visit... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I was surprised to find this location close to Paris (direct trains) being far less known than Versailles. Although not originally an old castle the ensemble of the water castle with its huge english/baroque garden and its further surroundings (horse-race-course) is impressive. The collection of fine arts as well as the library room are astonishing; the duke made a perfectly... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you have been in Paris for a few days, you might find that this small chateau isn't anything special in terms of art display. But the chateau by itself is a beauty and an ideal location to spend a sunny day. The idyllic walk by the water or around the chateau is relaxing. Food in the small restaurant inside... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

While browsing for day trips from Paris in few sites, came across this place which is just 25 min by train from Paris Nord station[[Though never read the complete information, decided to cover the place, firstly because it's not too far from Paris & secondly, because the price of the ticket two-way is only 17 Eur/ person :->]]. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The chateaux and the whole domain is a treat for the eyes - what architecture , paintings , lawns and upkeep . worth a visit for all

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The buildings, the art, and the beautiful grounds make this a worthwhile day trip from Paris. The Chateau houses one of the finest collections of paintings in France from the 15th and 16th centurys. The library of the Petit Château was very interesting. It contains over 1500 manuscripts and 17,500 printed volumes,

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