The Château de Chantilly, interiors !!!

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, interiors !!! 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 creations, The castle 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 apartments, overlooking the vast balcony of the small castle, perfectly illustrate the interior decorations under the July Monarchy. The Salon de Guise, the Chamber of the Duchess, the Boudoir of the Duchess, the Little Singerie, the Chamber of the Duke of Aumale, the Salon de Condé, the Marble Room are witnesses of the decoration of the time. There are marquetry furniture, a large roll-top desk by Grohé, and medallioned ceilings. The apartment of Madame de Clinchamp, lady-in-waiting to the Duchess of Aumale; as well as the apartment of Jean Bullant who built the small castle around 1560.

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The Condé museum houses the 2nd collection of old paintings (before 1850) in France after that of the Louvre museum! A collection essentially acquired by the Duc d’Aumale which houses more than 800 paintings and nearly 4,000 drawings, The Duc d’Aumale built up a collection of rare books (30,000 volumes) and painting manuscripts (approximately 700), including famous “Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry” (15C) or the forty miniatures by Jean Fouquet, “Les Incunables”.

The Official Château de Chantilly:

The Chantilly-Sanlis area tourist office on the castle

The Friends of the Château de Chantilly/ Condé museum

The city of Chantilly on heritage

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, interiors !!!. Again, hope you enjoy the post as I.

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

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