Take a day trip by private minibus or train to the glitzy Chantilly estate, with collection from and drop off at your hotel.
First, you will visit the magnificent castle with your expert guide, its treasures and extensive collections. The private apartments of the Duke and Duchess of Aumale can also be shown on request. Then, we will cross the extensive grounds, (electric car on option) and have lunch in the charming restaurant housed in the 18th century mill. Next, we will visit the Museum of the Horse, located in the Prince de Condé’s beautiful stables, before watching an equestrian show.
Chantilly castle, stables and park
• Collection point: to be confirmed
• Duration: 06h
• Train / walking (For private transport, special quote required)
• From 80€ per person (min: 2 people / max: 10)
• Transportation and all sites tickets included.
• Option electric car in the park: 70€ (2h, 3 people max.)
• Option private apartments visit: 15€/pers.
With many well being retreats equipped with thermal baths, and several horse-riding clubs, the Chantilly region has a lot going for it. At the heart of the town, the Chantilly chateau, extensively rebuilt after the Revolution by the Duke of Aumale, son of King Louis Philippe, is home to the largest collection of paintings in France, after the Louvre. As well as the sumptuous halls of the main castle that house famous paintings, the Duke’s personal effects, antique masterpieces, lavish furniture and a library of precious rare books. The Duke and Duchess’ private suites, rarely seen and nicely kept with luxury furniture and decor, are also an option to the visit, if required, with a local guide.
The grounds are full of surprises and we will discover their size, complexity and secrets (optional electric car). The charming rustic houses that date from the 18th century are a lovely spot for lunch and to taste the famous Chantilly cream (whipped cream). This little collection of houses and farms complete with windmill was built under the orders of the Prince of Condé, and Queen Marie-Antoinette loved it so much that she decided to build her own ‘hamlet’ in the same style, which is still visible at Versailles.
After lunch we will visit the great stables, built in the 18th century and considered to be some of the most magnificent in the world. They are located at the edge of the world renowned race course. You can admire many horses and ponies of different breeds before entering the impressive domed performance ring, at the centre of the stables. In addition visiting to the Museum of the Horse, located in the outbuildings, you will also see an equestrian show. Several original, ornate carriages from the 18th and 19th centuries can be found, hidden at the end of the stables.
You also enjoy a stroll through the charming town and admire the cosy houses around, before returning to the train station.
One person, 2 people, 3 people, 4 people, 5 people, 6 or 7 people, 8 to 10 people