The City of Chantilly in France is located 20 miles from Paris and only 20 minutes from Charles de Gaulle International Airport.
In the heart of one of the largest forests surrounding Paris (18 000 acres), the Domaine de Chantilly plunges its visitors into history, from the Middle Ages up until the XIXth century.
The chateau museum, magnificent gardens, grand stables and a world class hippodrome are the principal structures of the Domaine de Chantilly.
More than just a visit, the Domaine de Chantilly offers everyone knowledge and wonderment as they discover the collection of the Château de Chantilly and its Condé Museum which has:
1000 paintings by many masters such as Raphael, Poussin, Wateau, ...),
2500 drawings (Clouet, Rembrandt, Delacroix, ...),
2500 engravings (Dürer, ...),
30 000 books including 1500 ancient manuscripts (Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry).
The gardens of Chantilly provide visitors with the opportunity to stroll through history and enjoy:
The French Garden of André Le Nôtre (XVII century),
The Hamlet which inspired Marie Antoinette for the Petit Trianon in Versailles (early XVIII century),
The English Garden (early XIX century) with the Island of Love and the Temple of Venus.
Handed down by its last occupant, the duc d'Aumale, son of the French King Louis Philippe, the domain has the largest stables in Europe which once housed 250 horses and 500 hunting hounds.
Today the stables are home to the Living Horse Museum with its equestrian demonstrations and costumed horse shows.
To find out more about the Chantilly Domaine and the Grand Stables visit
The Domaine de Chantilly website
The Grand Stables & Living Horse Museum website.