The Château de Chantilly, exteriors !!!

Let’s talk about a magical fairy tale city I love, and been there several times with family and believe or not on business once! I am talking about magical Château de Chantilly,  I like to post older new pictures to my blog that were left in my vault that fell need to be in, Therefore, this is an extra effort on the Château de Chantilly, exteriors !!! I like to mention that I am Friends of the castle/condé museum since 2008 !!! Hope you enjoy this new post as I.

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For info, the City of Chantilly is in the département of the Oise,60 in the region of Hauts-de-France at the center of the forest of Chantilly, in the valley of the Nonette. It is only 40 km from Paris.

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The Orgemonts, the Montmorencys, the Condés and above all the Duke of Aumale made the estate an aristocratic stronghold. Over the centuries, they have built a haven of sumptuous apartments and collections of priceless works of art, preserving the castle, with each generation, from deterioration. Today, the estate offers an exceptional example of 19C architecture perfectly inspired by that of the Renaissance.

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With an area of 115 hectares, the park of the Château de Chantilly brings together several periods of creation: the French garden designed by André Le Nôtre in the 17C, the Anglo-Chinese garden at the end of the 18C and the English garden at the beginning of the 19C. It thus offers a unique testimony to the relationship between man and nature in the West for more than three centuries.

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The castle of Chantilly is a true sample of French Renaissance heritage, the current castle was built on an old medieval fortress for Henri d’Orléans, son of King Louis-Philippe I. It contains the Condé Museum, where the rich collection of paintings by the Duke of Aumale is exhibited, which includes paintings by great masters such as Raphaël, Fra Angelico, Poussin, Ingres and Watteau. The park, one of the most gardens designed by Le Nôtre, is very well laid out and offers several activities for the whole family such as games and equestrian shows.

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The French garden of Chantilly offers the most dazzling viewpoints of the visit. It includes vast water mirrors reflecting the sky, numerous water jets and fountains as well as an exceptional set of statues. Designed in 1773 by the architect Jean-François Leroy for Prince Louis-Joseph de Bourbon-Condé, the Anglo-Chinese garden houses the Hameau. A bucolic place par excellence, the English garden was designed during the Restoration from 1817 by the architect Victor Dubois. Animated by romantic factories such as the Island of Love or the Temple of Venus, it also contains a large water buffet designed by André Le Nôtre in the 17C: the Beauvais waterfalls.

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The Official Château de Chantilly

The Chantilly-Senlis area tourist office on the castle:

The city of Chantilly on heritage

The Friends of the Château de Chantilly/ Condé museum :

The managers/owners of the Château de Chantilly is the Institut de France :

There you go folks, a must to visit while in France ! All worth it at magical Chantilly, and of course the main sight, the Château de Chantilly ,exteriors !!! , Again, hope you enjoy the post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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