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Chateau de Chantilly

Chateau de Chantilly, 60500 Chantilly, France
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Chantilly
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Visited here in September and it was fairly quiet. The chateau and grounds are a great example of architecture. The grounds are superb and very well maintained. The art works and the library are great. It's a good reasonably priced day out. We ate in the restaurant and the food was superb, the service was great and the food was... More

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Ash Vale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Well worth a visit - beautiful building and grounds and good value for money - we paid 20 Euros and that gave us admission to everything

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was good value for money with plenty to see at this magnificent Chateau.The only down side was the lack of food they have some very good restaurants but they did not serve snacks.

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New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were staying at a nearby chateau and decided to come to see the art. It was so gorgeous - in a completely different way than Versailles! Spectacular time and no crowds to push away. Would def love to bring friends here in the future.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My husband and I wanted to visit one chateau as a day-trip and chose Chantilly due to its art collection. Our entry was covered with our Paris Passes and there were no crowds, making it quite relaxing. The building itself is quite incredible, providing many great photography opportunities. I wish I had more time to explore the library as it... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

This was a real highlight of a week in Paris. Spectacular property, beautiful gardens, amazing art collection, world-famous equestrian center. Easy train ride from Gare du Nord and then a short walk or taxi ride. Highly recommend.

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Goiania, GO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The Chateau de Chantilly is less famous than Versailles and even the Castles from the Val de la Loire. But, if you have time to spend in Paris, it's really worth going there. The trip can be made by the train RER D and you will get there in about 1 hour. After arriving in the train station, just follow... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The castle of Chantilly was a real treat even if the enormous gardens were a bit less impressive due to winter. Do take your time to examine the many paintings (e.g. not less than 3 Raphael's!) and the story of Psyche in the glass in lead windows. Most stunning room to me was the library.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I truly enjoyed my tour in this castle, paying the extra 3 Euro for the guided tour was well worth it. You get to see the living quarters of the dutches and duke. There are few guided tours in English. This was great, I also visited the stables and the new museum. They are also impressive. To those visiting Paris... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Beautiful and interesting. This is included in the Paris Pass and well worth the visit, although the pass does not include entry to the stables. We have seen a few large castles/palaces such as Versailles, Hampton Court, Windsor, Blenheim, Neuschwanstein and this chateau is right up there amongst the best. Cafe is expensive but no more than any other cafe... More

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