After being in lockdown for many months, this is the perfect outing for this weekend: the Château de Chantilly – set 40km from Paris. Magnificent estate let in its 1871 state, as it was designed by Henri d’Orléans, Chantilly features a big Renaissance-style castle, wide gardens of different styles, and stables still used today.
As for the castle, a new one-way tour has been designed, facemasks are mandatory and the tour app “Les chefs-d’oeuvre incontournables du Musée Condée” – in lieu of the audioguide – expects you.
To discover, the Musée Condée with the 2nd biggest collection of old paintings in France and a magnificent library.
The Musée Condée has been bequeathed by the Duc d’Aumale: great art lovers, he decided to stock his painting collection and art items collection in the Château de Chantilly. Painting galleries have been furbished to be the very theater of his exceptional collections. He collected the second biggest collection of old paintings in France – after the Louvre. It features over 830 paintings, 2,500 drawings, 2,500 sketches, 1,700 old photographers and about 250 sculptures. Among other treasures to discover: The Massacre of the Innocents by Nicolas Poussin, Portrait of Cardinal Richelieu by Champaigne, Orléans Madonna by Raphael, as well as paintings by Giotto, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Titian, Poussin, Van Dyck, Watteau.
In addition to the tour of the castle, the “La Fabrique de l’Extravagance” exhibition is included in the admission ticket, a wonderful occasion to improve your knowledge on the matter after the visit.
For the reopening, the Estate recommends to buy tickets online, or pay with a debit card at the ticketing desk or in store.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 19 May 2021
Domaine de Chantilly
Château de Chantilly
tarif réduit: €8
tarif château: €12
Horaires : 10h-18h, fermé le mardi