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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...more
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I loved my autumn visit to this tranquil town of Chantilly. The chateau has centuries of history and is beautifully kept. The interiors are furnished with amazing art and furniture from many periods. The gardens are gorgeous with the fountains, statues and gardens.
We got a little confused getting here by train, I think some rail repairs underway or something. Clear sailing back though. This castle is awesome , large areas, large gardens and a horse barn that any of us would like to live in. The chateau...More
the site is absolutely amazing - probably one of my favourite ones in the entire world. The setting is truly breath-taking. Unfortunately we were unlucky with the service in several ways:
- Nasty potholes in the car park area
- Very rude waiter in the...More
We took the 25 minute train ride from Paris to Chantilly. It is a short walk from the station to the Chateau but to get to the entrance once you enter the Chateau grounds can take another 15 minutes. We noticed that there is a...More
A wonderful Cheateux with grounds walks cycle rides to enjoy.
The area around is also so wow it worth a visit just to see real France.
Food wine people just lovley you will love the finding of things around the area as we did.
Maybe its castle/palace and art overload but floor to ceiling paintings kinda loose their appeal. The palace is impressive enough, although the stables outshine it by far, but the 'nothing succeeds like excess' theory of dozens and dozens second rate paintings of undistinguished ancestors by...More
I made reservations on line for my husband and myself for the horse show a month before our scheduled visit. The price was so reasonable, 42 euros for 2. This included entrance to the Horse Museum and Stables. We had to pay extra for our...More
A short rail trip from Pairs, Chantilly offers so much but doesn't suffer from the crowds at the more famous attractions. The Chateau is stunning. The excellent free audio guide offers a fantastic tour allowing a deep insight into life in the Chateau and an...More
Get CityMapper app! It has been really great for me while in Paris and I've done several days trips out of the city. Went to Chantilly today. I found it tricky buying the ticket at the station because no employee there... More
Get CityMapper app! It has been really great for me while in Paris and I've done several days trips out of the city. Went to Chantilly today. I found it tricky buying the ticket at the station because no employee there seemed to really know, I got sent in three different directions before I finally found someone who knew!
You take the RER train at Gare de Nord. You have to buy the ticket even if you have a Navigo Pass because it's a separate train company or something. You can buy the ticket on the main level (same level as all the other trains in Gare du Nord), the ticket office is near the main entrance I think. If you pay with credit card, you can use the red and green machine right outside the ticket office. I recommend the "Domain Pack" for 25€. It includes return train from Gare du Nord to Chantilly Gouviuex Station, and full admission to the Chateau, the grounds, the galleries, the stables. It does not include the horse show, which wasn't on when I went anyway. If you want to see the horse show, you'll have to do some research because I have no idea about that.
Once you finally get your ticket, look on the boards by the trains to see which gate to catch the train. Don't forget to "compost" the ticket before boarding. It means you stick the ticket face up and bar code first into the little validation machine in front of the gate. Do this again at Chantilly station when you return to Paris.
It's only a half hour train ride. When you get outlet the station, there are direction signs to Chateau, follow those. Google Map the Chateau on your phone and that will help, it's a godsend to me because I have no sense of direction. If you want to be a little adventurous, instead of walking along the sidewalk around the forest to the Chateau, take the shortcut through the forest, there is a very plain to see straight path through the forest and you can see the stables building at the end. Then you walk around the stables. I recommend going in there first and head to their ticket office/gift shop, they will validate your domain pass (if you go for that option) and give you a ticket - hold onto the ticket she gives you because you will need that to get in everywhere else. Then you can go in the stables and see the gorgeous horses, ponies, and donkeys.
Then you can wander over to the Chateau, you can't miss it, set on water. Enter through the front, grab an audio guide thingy and each room has a number to program into the thingy and it plays the respective informative recording. I listened to it for three rooms and then just winged it (I'm impatient, but the recordings were interesting).
The bathrooms are down the stairs. Don't forget to tour the gardens. Really lovely with sheep grazing, a little stream, etc. Very pastoral setting. I spent a good 5 hours there, but I strolled a little into town after the Chateau and had a beer at a bar during a rainshower.
I don't know if we are allowed to paste links here, but Google "Secret Tip: The Train to Chantilly" and it has really helpful information. Enjoy! Well worth it. Bring a picnic, sit on a bench after the Chateau.
Can anyone give me more than the basic info re: Chateau de Chantilly...What exactly is there to see -- an inside visit to the chateau? the musee? how far is Senlis? lastly how easy is it to get there from Paris? I'm looking for some off-the-beaten path experiences for my group of high school students who I will be escorting in March. I'd love feedback on this idea, and possible other ideas. I already have us scheduled to have a private tour of Fontainebleau. Thanks a lot!
February 04, 2007|
Start with some guidebooks--Lonely Planet Paris and Frommers--France, for example, have some good information on Chantilly, including how to get to Senlis (by bus) from Chantilly. Also check virtualtourist.com and enter/search on Chantilly and Senlis for pictures, etc. The chateau in Chantilly is very nice--has art work inside, interesting animal sculpture on the outside. Lots of beautiful grounds. There is also the horse stables connected with the race track that almost looks like a chateau...More
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Chateau Chantilly (4 Replies)
Does anyone know if Chateau de Chantilly is open on Christmas Day? Most sites list what days they are closed, but this has none. Does that mean it is open on Christmas day? Thanks for your help!
September 03, 2011|
Ouvertes tous les jours sauf le mardi Du 2 avril au 1er novembre 2011 De 10h à 18h. Fermeture du parc à 20h. Du 2 novembre 2011 à fin mars 2012 De 10h30 à 17h. Fermeture du parc à 18h. Open every day except Tuesdays. From 2 April to 1 November from 10-6, Park closes at 8pm From 2 November to the end of March 2012, 10:30-5;Park closes at 6 pm that would indicate that they're open on Christmas.
Chantilly to Paris late night on public transportation (3 Replies)
Hi everyone! This coming July, I will be attending a concert on the Chateau de Chantilly grounds which should be ending sometime between 11:00 p.m and midnight. Is public transportation available at that time on Saturday nights in order to return to Paris? Or is it a better idea to spend the night in the area? Your expert guidance is much appreciated!
May 15, 2016|
You will have to check the SNCF/TER websites to see if trains will be running that late. Otherwise I would stay in Chantilly, it is a rather nice place..... BUT if you want to stay, you might need to book NOW, if there is an event, Concert, Races etc the town could be booked out already....