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Address: Chateau de Chantilly, 60500 Chantilly, France
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Description: Le Domaine de Chantilly s'etend sur 7 800 hectares au sein de l'une des...
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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Chateau was beautiful!

We came here because of the horse museum as my daughter is a rider. The chateau was pretty but the people there were not very accommodating. The guides were not available in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We came here because of the horse museum as my daughter is a rider. The chateau was pretty but the people there were not very accommodating. The guides were not available in English but every other language. The audio guides were also only in other languages. The chateau had many beautiful pieces on display.

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dc metro area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Enchanting! from the moment you see it as you drive to the parking lot, it is now a museum, Musee Conde, as its last owner bequeathed this wonderful estate to the country, he was quite the collector of antiquities in the library you can feast your eyes with books filled with illuminations, including miniature ones. You need a good couple... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great place to spend a day to explore. Short train ride from Paris city centre. Check out the painting within the chateau. Walk around the area to see interesting things around. E.g. maze with interesting information, playground, etc. Can also see swans and their nests at some corners. Please enjoy your lunch at Le Hameau - great main course. Good... More 

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Angouleme, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Chateau de Chantilly IS Chantilly! One of the few furnished chateau's in France after the war,,some of the rooms can't be visited anymore but still a great visit; plus the parcs & a ride in the hot air balloon( in summer). Don't forget to visit the Musee du Cheval aswell, spectacular!!

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a day trip within close proximity driving distance from Paris and settled upon a visit to the chateau in Chantilly. The outside of the chateau is beautiful, set on a lake with lovely architecture. It is "picture perfect". You can purchase a ticket to do a self-guided tour with an audioguide, or add on a guide... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is the home of a number of French paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries. The rooms are furnished and filled with all kinds of fun stuff to look at. The library is very impressive, as are the rooms. I would make a return visit. I would skip the equestrian stuff if that is not your interest. Parking is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

When looking through manuscripts and paintings from 16th century France, i cannot feel admiration and at how things looked and were redesigned as this old castle complex was by the Montmorrency and Conde families, a short 25 kms from Paris The interior is stunning to the max, imposing in its grandeur and largeness, while outside the moat surrounding the chateau... More 

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peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This castle is sooo beautifull. Its very big, the gardens are beautiful You need a day to go here because is like 25 minutes away from paris in train. but is worthed

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East Anglia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Really excellent cultural experience. Even open over Christmas holidays with a very good Botecelli exhibition. Lovely setting with the racecourse and stables.

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Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Outstanding castle and collection to visit. The castle is a must do if you are in the area. For groups, it is possible to organise a private visit which is a delight. Enjoy the tour!

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