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The apartments of the Château of Chantilly combine two sets of rooms. On the first floor, the ceremonial Grand Apartments, decorated with white and gold rocaille woodworks and valuable eighteenth century furniture. On the ground floor, the Small Apartments or private apartment of the Duke and...
An avid collector, the Duke d'Aumale decides to rebuild and renovate the chateau in the nineteenth century, in order to present his collections. Thus, he creates the Condé Museum which spreads out and over several rooms or galleries: Painting gallery, Psyche gallery, Santuario, Gemstone...
The Grand Apartments of the Château of Chantilly are a great example of the ceremonial settings appreciated during the eighteenth century. These spaces, acting as reception venues for the Princes of Bourbon-Condé, offer a wide variety of art pieces and masters paintings. They are accessible every...
The Duke and the Duchess of Aumale's private apartments (otherwise known as the Small Apartments) are located on the ground floor of the Small Château, and overlook the large balcony above the moats. The Duke of Aumale had it made in 1845-1846 by romantic painter and decorator Eugene Lami...
Harbored in the chateau of Chantilly, the painting collection of the Condé Museum is considered the wealthiest in France, after that of the Louvre Museum. Fully comprised of ancient paintings (before 1850), these collections are exhibited in the Condé Museum Galleries, following the Duke of Aumale...
No other French museum can brag to showing three Raphael, three Fra Angelico, an Enguerrand Quarton, several Clouet, four Watteau, five Nicolas Poussin, four Greuze, five Ingres, three Delacroix, all of great quality. This exceptional gathering gives the Condé Museum its status as second museum of...
The château of Chantilly hosts a collection of rare and precious books of great value. There are located in several dedicated rooms: the Book Cabinet, designed as a presentation room and a place to read and work; the Theatre Library which was the study of the Duke of Aumale, in addition to the Book...
One finds it challenging to get to all of the key pieces of the blibliophile collection of Aumale. Unique and invaluable manuscripts, early printed precious books, archives pieces, maps, richly decorated bindings, the Duke was attached, in his choice of purchases, to acquire only the most...
The book and archive collections of the château's Library and Archives are invaluable. Enriched over the centuries by the princes inhabiting the Estate, they constitute today a remarkable, unique and rich treasure.
The library and the archives of the Château of Chantilly keep the precious collections of books and written documents gathered in the course of the centuries by the lords of Chantilly, members of the families of Montmorency and Bourbon-Condé, such as those acquired by the Duke of Aumale in the...
Drawn at the end of the seventeenth century by André Le Nôtre for the Grand Condé, the parterre à la française of Chantilly offers the most dazzling view points of the visit. It includes vast water mirrors reflecting the sky, many hosepipes and fountains as well as a statuary program of great...
Located between the Château and the Great Stables, the English Garden was designed under the Restoration in 1819 by architect Victor Dubois for the Prince Louis-Joseph of Condé (1736-1818) in lieu of some of Le Nôtre's gardens destroyed during the Revolution. Punctuated with romantic...
The Chinese-English Garden of the Hameau, with its five houses built for the Prince of Condé in 1774, adds to the classical perspectives of the Grand Canal with its waterfall and parterres à la française.
The Small Park is located in the Chantilly's Park, East of the chateau. Built by the Duke of Bourbon at the beginning of the eighteenth century as an entertainment area for the Princes of Condé's Summer guests, it features a goose game, several green rooms adorned with sculptures, and...
You will find here the detailed garden map of the Château of Chantilly. 115 acres of park, divided into three historical gardens: the parterres à la française of André Le Nôtre, the Chinese-English garden and its Hameau and the English garden. Note to all Nature lovers: don't miss the small...
The new Museum of the Horse in Chantilly, is both an artistic and an ethnographic museum. It includes an artistic crossing and hippologique ages with the displaying of about 200 objects showing the importance of the horse from the beginning of civilizations.
For the last 20 years, the Live Horse Museum has created season shows and horse demonstrations devoted to the art of Haute-Ecole training, the highest and most considered form of equestrian training in France. Our shows have one goal : to initiate our audiences to the classic equestrian arts, and...
Architect Jean Aubert built the Grand Stables at the request of Louis-Henri de Bourbon, the seventh prince of Condé. The legend says that the Prince was convinced he would be reincarnated in horse and therefore wished for stables worthy of his rank. He left France one of the eighteenth century...
The horses are true partners to the Live Horse Museum riders. Before taking part in a live show, a training period is much needed for the horses. Focused mainly on the relationship with the rider, its aim is to get a global understanding of the horse different reactions to ensure total harmony...
Check out our Stables' daily blog and read about the latest museum news, the staff's infatuations, the lives of our horses, the trips taken around the world to find new costumes and surprising experiences while discovering new equestrian traditions...
A creamy, frothy and subtle preparation of immaculate whiteness, Crème Chantilly is loved around the world. Known in the Anglo-Saxon countries under the name of "whipped cream", it has however kept its French name in many countries, taking the Chantilly culinary tradition beyond our...
Monkey Room during restoration photo credit Hermine Cleret
The Condé Museum restores regularly its collections (850 paintings, 2,500 drawings, 2,500 engravings, 1,500 ancient photographs, 250 sculptures, etc. ) and establishes priorities pertaining to the restoration of each piece.
French Parterres during restoration work March 2009 ©RB Presse
The Chantilly Estate Foundation has launched an extensive campaign of heritage restoration, in order to count the Estate among the most valuable French residence, and to give back to the French Institute a fully restored Estate in 2025. The restoration works are covered by an estimated 180-...