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A Travel Guide to Château de Chantilly

LocationChantilly, Oise, France (Google Maps)
Open for VisitorsYes
Owned byInstitut de France
Official WebsiteChâteau de Chantilly
Rooms AvailableYes (Stay, Events, Filming)

Situated just 25 miles north of Paris, in France, the Château de Chantilly is one of the finest examples of French cultural and architectural heritage. Its rich history spans from the 14th Century to the end of the 19th Century when it was opened to the public as a museum.

Château de Chantilly Architecture

Château de Chantilly is an amalgamation of numerous modifications carried out over the centuries by renowned architects working for illustrious owners. They used the former medieval castle as a foundation and gradually built a structure to house lavish living quarters, and each generation saved the structure from deterioration. Today, it stands as an extraordinary example of 19th-century architecture, a period during which it underwent its most recent modifications.

Inside Château de Chantilly

Inside Château de Chantilly
Inside Château de Chantilly”, by Vadim Istratov, is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The numerous rooms in Château de Chantilly house are one of France’s most extensive collections of French and Italian paintings, rare books, and manuscripts. It includes works by Raphael, Clouet, Watteau, Poussin, Ingres, Géricault, Delacroix, Corot and the famous illuminated manuscript of the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. A tour of the museum’s collections also allows visitors to visit princes’ private living quarters, galleries, rooms, and decorative art masterpieces.

You can also read about the beautiful architecture of Chateau de Valencay!

How to get to Château de Chantilly from Paris?

Château de Chantilly is 20 minutes away from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and 40 km away from Paris. The visitors can take A3 or A1 motorways exit “Chantilly” or D316 and D317, which are 40 km away from Paris.

The visiting hours of Château de Chantilly are from 10 AM to 6 PM, and 8 PM for grounds every day, barring Tuesday.

Château de Chantilly tickets cost 17 € for adults and 13,50 € for one day and include a spectacular visit to the château, grounds, and great stables. It also provides visitors access to equestrian demonstrations and temporary exhibitions.

Château de Chantilly- Nearby Places

Nearby places of attraction for tourists in Chantilly are: The Château de Compiègne, The Château de Pierrefonds, Pavillon de Manse and The Princes’ vegetable garden. These places will beautifully enhance your visit to the town and provide a picturesque background for your pictures.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Château de Chantilly famous for?

Château de Chantilly is known for being one of the finest jewels in France’s cultural heritage crown. Its beautiful architecture rivals that of Versailles. In the 18th Century, Chantilly became famous for its delicate lacework and exquisite porcelain.

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