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“Amazing - especially for art lovers”

Chateau de Chantilly
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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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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 for anyone who likes art or horses or both!

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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 well sorted and exceptional collection, now the Musée Condé within the castle. Check also for special exhibitions at the Jeu-de-Paume hall.

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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 the chateau is good and house wine splendid.

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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 3 energetic people who planned to rock the place, (really??) but after getting down at Chantilly-Gouvieux (Chantilly railway station),were a bit disappointed as we could hardly spot people.Dragging our feet across the silent streets of this little beautiful town, we followed the sign boards to the great cheateau of Chantilly. We trolled across the race course admiring the path we took.
Not realizing its Sunday(common), and its not even 10.A.M, we were standing infront of the tourist information center, which to our disappointment remains closed on Sunday. Cursing ourselves for choosing the place, we started going round the calm n scenic streets of the town, discussing to go to another place post lunch.[[okay just stop it!]]
Once the ticket office was opened, bought tickets for visiting the Chateau & English garden.(14Eur/person)
Entering into the Chateau pricked our bad thoughts of not reading about the place. I had never seen such a beautiful garden during fall/Autumn. The huge trees of English garden welcomed us to the chateau. The shape of the chateau is interesting, especially the entrance which has a horse facing the chateau. Audio guide makes the tour inside complete by providing information about its history. The best part is the "Bibliotheque" or library, which has huge volumes of manuscripts & printed volumes or books is very impressive. The other rooms are so beautifully decorated with wall hangings & great paintings of the Kings and queens. The collection of the cookery is just cool!!
English garden is spectacular,grand, dramatic etc..etc..etc..just amazing
Finally, you would definitely miss a lot if u don't visit this place.

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Reviewed November 23, 2014

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

Thank rchohan
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