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					C H A N T I L LY
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                  Town of
                    Prince
               Capital of
                  Horse




         L ’ é c h a p p é e   b e l l e
        Town Map


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Château - Condé Museum
Living Museum of the Horse
Racecourse
Horse Training Centre
The Princes’ Kitchen Garden
Tourism Office
The Lace and Heritage Museum
The Manse Pavilion

                        
            Summary
Town Map                                              

Summary                                               

Chantilly Chateau - The Conde Museum            4-5

Chantilly Chateau - The Park                          6

The Orchard Garden of Princes                         7

Tourist Office                                  8-9

The Living Museum of the Horse               10 - 11

The Hydraulic Machinery at Pavilion de Manse      1

The Lace and Heritage Museum                      1

The Racecourse                                    1

The forest of Chantilly                           1



Look also at page 15 for the main events throughout
the year

List of photos copyrights :
Aérophile • Frédéric Chechu • Claude Laroussinie      •
Jean-Claude Roy • Maucuit-Lecompte Guillaume          •
Myriam De Faria • Bridgeman-Giraudon • Capella        •
Spencer Michel • Bureau Michel • APRH Bertrand        •
Christophe Blanc • Laurent Morteau • Yannick Cousin   •
François-Xavier Seren • Yves Forestier

                          
   Chantilly Château
The Chateau stands within a 7800 hectares domain si-
tuated in one of the Paris region’s largest forest - “The
Massif des Trois Forêts”
The building of the Chateau spans over 4 centuries and
is essentially due to 5 historical figures




ANNE de MONTMORENCY (149 - 1567)
who built the Renaissance section of the Chateau (the
“Petit Château”) and the chapels

LE GRAND CONDE (161 - 1686)
who created the Park’s fountains (in-
cluding the “Manse Pavilion”), Sylvie’s
Pavilion, the Pavilions at the main gate
and the ramp leading to the terrace

LOUIS-HENRI de CONDE (169 - 1740)
who erected the Grand Stables and
designed the urban development of
Chantilly

LOUIS-JOSEPH de CONDE (176 - 1818)
who built the “Jeu de Paume”, the “Château d’Enghein”,
the “Hameau”(hamlet)

HENRI d’ORLEANS, Duc d’AUMALE (18 - 1897)
who created the modern part of the Chateau, the race-
course and the stands and the collections of the Conde
Museum

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       Condé Museum
In the Chantilly Chateau is, after the Louvre, one of the
most beautiful museums of classical paintings and a
very rich library of rare and precious books.

When visiting the Conde Museum you can admire :

Numerous paintings by Raphael, Poussin, Ingres,
Watteau, Delacroix, Corot, ….
46 XVIth century stained glass windows telling the
story of Psyché and Cupid
Porcelain and Lace from Chantilly
The stag gallery including the Duc d’Aumale’s banquet
hall and tapestries of Maximilien’s hunts
The book cabinet : 1 000 books, 700 manuscripts
The Prince de Condé’s Grand apartments :
   The Prince’s bedroom
   The State “Monkey” room
   The Prince’s Military Gallery with its 1 recently res-
   tored paintings
   The music room: containing the Duc d’Enghein’s
   souvenirs
The Chapel
The Duc and Duchesse d’Aumale’s small apartments
Madame de Clinchamp’s apartments
As well as theme exhibitions throughout the year




The Chateau’s boutique :

The boutique proposes a wide and refined variety of
presents and souvenirs of your visit : porcelains, jewel-
lery, tapestries, books, children’s games…

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     The Chateau’s Park
The Chateau also offers the possibility to stroll in the
vast 115 hectares Park, designed by Le Nôtre for the
Grand Conde at the end of the XVIIth century.




During your visit you can discover :
Le Nôtre’s French Garden (cascades, waterfalls)
The Little Park, the Mother Goose game (snake and
ladders), the Sylvie pond
The Anglo-Chinese Garden (little channels, the
hamlet’s houses, the maze)
The English Garden (Isle of Love, Venus’s Temple,
the Swans Lake)




The Park’s activities
Visit the Park cruising on the Grand
Canal in an electric boat

Discover the Park on board the litt-
le train and you may see the stags,
does, roe deers and kangaroos

Or possibly go for a ride in a horse
drawn carriage

               A special event
               Every two years in June an exceptional
               event takes place, the “Nuits de Feu”,
               an international fireworks competition.

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   The Princes’ Kitchen
        Garden
The Princes’ Kitchen Garden
Created in 00 and elected “site of the year 00” by the
Ministry of Tourism, the Kitchen Garden has grown since
its creation by the addition of a 60m ceramic wall, the
Poets Alley, a Rose Garden, a Japanese Garden, a Vegeta-
ble patch and a Children’s Forest.
also every year in April the «Fête de la Jonquille»
(the festival of the daffodils) and the «Fete des Oeufs»
(the festival of the eggs) take place.
For the pleasure of children the Kitchen Garden also of-
fers mini goats, the pig Gudule and the donkey Séraphin.

The Fantasy Garden
With its romantic bridges and
grottos, this section has been
transformed into a fantastic gar-
den with guneras (marsh plants),
catalpas (flowering plants), giant
ferns, banana palms…

The Orchard
This is where the Grand Conde’s fig tree garden was loca-
ted; the orchard regroups stone and pip trees.

The Kitchen Garden
                        A kitchen garden organised in the
                        manner of a flower garden, divi-
                        ded into eight rectangles where
                        the vegetables are separated by
                        flowers, not only for the aesthetics
                        but to respect the horticultural tra-
                        dition of yesteryears.
Below the second terrace, 40 squares of medicinal and
condiment (seasoning) plants.
In July and August the open air theatre welcomes you un-
der a large shelter and you can attend plays by Molière,
Boileau and others, interpreted by the students from the
best theatre schools in France.

The Rose Garden
The tour concludes with a visit of a XIXth century rose
garden which have been completely replanted with roses
originating from the Roseraie Guillot, a specialist in old
roses since the beginning of the XIXth century.
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   The Tourist Office
A welcome service is at your disposal
Whether you are individuals or a group of fewer than
20 persons

Our welcome service is there to propose different
packages at preferential rates. Visit Chantilly and its
region with our “Pass”, select your visits, activities
and lodging; we shall take care of all reservations at no
extra charge.
              Compose your own package.




              The Tourist Office web site

Numerous information from the Tourist Office are at
your disposal regarding Chantilly and the south of the
Oise area (tourist sites, lodgings, restaurants, practical
life, events, leisure…)
For groups and individuals, an online reservation service
will facilitate your search for information and steps with
our service providers. Check our different offers, visit
Chantilly and its surroundings in a different way…
          http://www.chantilly-tourisme.com


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             of Chantilly
   Reservations “made easy” with our Group Service

The Tourist Office “Group” Service will organise one day, or
more, trips for groups of 20 or over.

             We will take care of all bookings.

     Do not hesitate to ask for our “Group” brochure.
        And organise your day or a longer visits.




             Tourist Office

     60 avenue du Maréchal Joffre
              BP 60
           60500 Chantilly

      Tel welcome: 0.44.67.7.7
      Tel Groups : 0.44.67.7.1
          Fax : 0.44.67.7.8
    accueil@chantilly-tourisme.com


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      The living Museum
        of the Horse
In 1719, Louis-Henri de Bourbon, the 7th Prince of
Conde, commissioned the architect Jean Aubert to design
and build stables befitting his rank. Legend has it that the
Prince believed in metempsychosis and thought he would
be reincarnated as a horse after his death. The stables,
186 metre long, are considered to be the most beautiful in
the world, a masterpiece of XVIIIth century architecture.




In the XVIIIth, century they housed 40 horses and up
to 500 hounds. The Grandes Ecuries were also the set-
ting for many lavish celebrations and official visits:
Louis XV, the Emperor of Austria, Joseph II, and the
future Tsar Paul I of Russia... all dined there.

In 1830, the Duc de Bourbon bequeathed his
Chantilly estate to his nephew, the Duc d’Aumale, the
fourth son of King Louis-Philippe. In 1884 the childless
Duc d’Aumale left it to the Institut de France, stipulating
that it should be preserved in its state. This fabulous inhe-
ritance comprised the Chateau, the Grandes Ecuries, the
racecourse and close to 8,000 hectares of forest!

In 1982, Yves Bienaimé, riding master, founded a living
and teaching museum in the Grandes Ecuries: the Living
Museum of the Horse.




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    The Living Museum
        of the Horse
1 rooms covering 4,000
square metres of floor
space and 800 metres of
corridors. They        attract
more than 150 000 visi-
tors annually and as such
are the most visited horse
collection in the world.

Every day, audiences have the opportunity to see three
educational performances under the “Dome” (11h0,
15h0 and 17h15) which contribute to make Museum
such a great success.

Two riding mas-
ters dressed in the
Museum’s uniform
explain, in simple
terms, the handling
of a horse from the
basics to the most
complicated       high
school exercises.

Other important features of the Museum are the Shows
presented every first Sunday of the month and during
the Christmas holiday period. For an hour, under the
magnificent “Dome” the spectator can see some 15
shows lasting between 4 to 5 minutes each, putting in
the spotlight the Museum’s horses.




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    Chantilly’s Hydraulic
 Machines The Manse Pavilion
The Prince de Conde’s
Hydraulic Machines
The Manse Pavilion was built in
1678 to shelter a hydraulic ma-
chine destined to pump water
from a spring and bring it to an
elevated reservoir and from there to distribute it to the
garden’s fountains designed by Le Nôtre.

The Duc d’Aumale’s machines
                     In 1876 the Duc d’Aumale re-
                     newed the hydraulic machines and
                     installed the Chateau’s laundry
                     house, the most advanced of its
time. At present these machines are still functioning.

The visit at the Manse Pavilion permits to understand
the hydraulic techniques at the time of the Grand Conde
(1679) and that of Duc d’Aumale (1877).


        The Lace and
       Heritage Museum
                       The Museum retraces the history
                       of the Princely town, Chantilly’s
                       porcelain and lace.

                       You can also discover several
                       specialised exhibitions throu-
                       ghout the year.

                       For groups      :   openings   on
                       request.



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       The Racecourse
The Racecourse, created in
184, is located on the edge
of the Forest, in front of the
splendid Chateau, the tracks
running along the Grand Sta-
bles (Grandes Ecuries) and is
in itself a marvellous site.
Every year in June Chantilly takes on an international
dimension with its two main Grand Prix, the Jockey Club
(first Sunday of June) and the Prix de Diane (second Sunday
of June). From May to October races are held during the
week: the program is available at the Tourist Office.




     Chantilly’s Forest
The Duc d’Aumale bequeathed in 1884 the Chantilly
Domain with its woods, lawns,
waters and buildings to the
Institut de France.
The Forest spans across 6,00
hectares and is managed by
the Office National des Forêts.
The footpaths are marked. Nu-
merous species of trees can be
found (oak, lime tree, beech,
chestnut, pine) and animals
(stag, roe deer).


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Communauté de Communes
   Aire Cantilienne
Apremont
A charming little village, surrounded by the Polo grounds
and its golf courses; this”Green Paradise” offers many and
varied riding, walking and mountain bike paths.
mairie-apremont@wanadoo.fr

Avilly-St-Léonard
The big building on the bank of the Nonette is an old mill
from the XVIIth century: opposite is an old farm of the
Chateau, now the Avilly horse riding centre, the old ice
house, Further on a pathway leads to the washhouse, whe-
re one can guess that behind a curtain of trees is the old
Laundry House.
mairie-avilly-st-leonard@wanadoo.fr

Coye-la-Forêt
This charming village nestling in the heart of Chantilly’s
Forest has managed to keep its identity. Benefiting of the
superb site of the “Etangs de Commelles” and the Castle of
the “Reine Blanche”, two third of Coye la Foret is covered
by forest. The Community makes sure that the quality of
this very privileged environment is maintained.
www.coyelaforet.com

Gouvieux
The “les Aigles” training grounds are one of the main
components of equestrian activity with its trainers and
owners (among them H.H. Aga Khan).
Former Chateau’s have been converted into hotels to
welcome you.
mairie-gouvieux@wanadoo.fr

Lamorlaye
The 60 hectares Race Horse Training Centre includes
tracks which are reputed as being the best in the world, by
their diversity and permanent reliability.
www.lamorlaye.fr

Vineuil-St-Firmin
A small charming village housing two prestigious golf
courses, one being part of the top 15 courses in Europe and
benefiting of an unspoilt view of the Chantilly Chateau.
A small chapel, a XVIth century church and a washhouse
are a testimony of its heritage.
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                        Agenda
 FETE DE LA JONQUILLE        L’ILE AU CACAO             JUMPING




   MARCH - APRIL                SPRING             MAY & SEPTEMBER



   LES NUITS DE FEU                                   PRIX DE DIANE




     JUNE 2006                                           JUNE




CONCERTS DU JEU DE PAUME NOEL AU MUSEE DU CHEVAL     GRANDE PARADE




OCTOBER TO DECEMBER           DECEMBER               31 DECEMBER




         http://www.chantilly-tourisme.com
               (rubrique Evénements)
                         ou
          Service accueil au 03 44 67 37 37
                                  15
                    OFFICE DE TOURISME
                       DE CHANTILLY
                         60 avenue du Maréchal Joffre
                          BP 60 - 60500 Chantilly
                           Tél.+ (0) 44 67 7 7
                           Fax.+ (0) 44 67 7 8

                      Opening hours
   From Monday to Saturday : 9h0 > 1h0 - 1h0 > 5h0
 Open in summer on Sundays and bank holidays : 10h00 > 1h0




BY CAR                                               BY MOTORWAY
 • Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, 5 km from Chantilly   From Paris
 • Le Bourget Airport, 0 km from Chantilly            • A1 exit n°7 at Survilliers
 • Beauvais Airport, 50 km from Chantilly              • A1 exit n°8 at Senlis
                                                     From Lille
BY TRAIN                                               • A1 exit n°8 at Senlis
 • SNCF «gare du Nord» Grandes Lignes                  • A1 exit n°7 at Survilliers
   Paris-Nord/Chantilly 5 min                       From Beauvais
                                                       • A16 exit at Champagne-sur-Oise



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