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Château of Chantilly: Gardens and Great Stable

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6 hr. 30 min.
  • Explore the Château of Chantilly with the help of an audio guide as you dodge the ticketing queues with a skip-the-line ticket for hassle-free entry.
  • The Château of Chantilly, a 15th-century mansion, is home to classic art and opulent apartments which you get to explore at your own pace.
  • Horse around a while at the Horse Museum (Musée du Cheval), home to more than 200 pieces of interest and artworks related to the equestrian world.
  • Don't miss the French flower garden, designed in the 17th century by Le Nôtre, the 18th-century Anglo-Chinese garden, and the 19th-century English garden.
  • Enhance your experience by upgrading to a premium ticket which includes round-trip train transfers from Gare du Nord.
  • Explore the Château of Chantilly with the help of an audio guide as you dodge the ticketing queues with a skip-the-line ticket for hassle-free entry.
  • The Château of Chantilly, a 15th-century mansion, is home to classic art and opulent apartments which you get to explore at your own pace.
  • Horse around a while at the Horse Museum (Musée du Cheval), home to more than 200 pieces of interest and artworks related to the equestrian world.
  • Don't miss the French flower garden, designed in the 17th century by Le Nôtre, the 18th-century Anglo-Chinese garden, and the 19th-century English garden.
  • Enhance your experience by upgrading to a premium ticket which includes round-trip train transfers from Gare du Nord.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Château of Chantilly
  • Horse Museum and the Grandes Écuries visit
  • Round-trip Train ticket from Gare du Nord in Paris (optional)
  • Tip: If you're visiting with children, you shouldn't miss the Jeu du Prince playground and the Musée Vivant du Cheval (Living Horse Museum).
  • Although service dogs are allowed, pets are prohibited.
  • Wheelchairs and electric cars can be rented in the park. The grand apartments, gardens, stables, and Horse Museum are all accessible by wheelchair.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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From Paris: Château of Chantilly Skip-the-Line Tickets with Round-Trip Train Transfers

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1 min.
Audio Guide
Transfers Included
  • Step into a world of royal art collections second only to the Louvre, with skip-the-line tickets to the Château of Chantilly.
  • Get here hassle-free with round-trip train transfers from Paris and immerse yourself in the royal grandeur of the castle as you wander through the rooms housing over 800 masterpieces.
  • You'll get to explore the princely apartments of the Duke of Aumale and be blown away by his private collection. It's a peek into history you wouldn't want to miss!
  • Enhance your experience with a multilingual audio guide available in 5 languages and hear about fascinating insights into this historical treasure.
  • Experience the grandeur of the 18th-century Great Stables, originally designed to house 240 horses, now home to the fascinating Museum of the Horse.
  • Step into a world of royal art collections second only to the Louvre, with skip-the-line tickets to the Château of Chantilly.
  • Get here hassle-free with round-trip train transfers from Paris and immerse yourself in the royal grandeur of the castle as you wander through the rooms housing over 800 masterpieces.
  • You'll get to explore the princely apartments of the Duke of Aumale and be blown away by his private collection. It's a peek into history you wouldn't want to miss!
  • Enhance your experience with a multilingual audio guide available in 5 languages and hear about fascinating insights into this historical treasure.
  • Experience the grandeur of the 18th-century Great Stables, originally designed to house 240 horses, now home to the fascinating Museum of the Horse.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Château of Chantilly
  • Round-trip train transfers from Gare du Nord in Paris
  • Audio guide in French, English, Spanish, Chinese or Japanese
  • Horse Museum and the Grandes Écuries visit
  • Tip: Make sure to visit the reading room in the Château which houses precious manuscripts and books, a paradise for literature buffs.
  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair.
  • Keep in mind that flash, tripods, and luggage are not allowed on this experience. Pack wisely!
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Chateau de Chantilly | Home to Parisian Dukes & Duchesses

The Château de Chantilly is a stunning French castle located in the picturesque town of Chantilly, 50 kilometers north of Paris. Originally the residence of the Dukes of Aumale, it is renowned for its exquisite architecture, extensive art collections, larger-than-life stables, and beautiful gardens, the château stands as a testament to France's rich cultural heritage.

The Petit Château, established in 1560 for Anne de Montmorency, and the Grand Château make up this historic site, while the Musée Condé, the château's art gallery specializes in 15th and 16th-century French paintings and book illuminations.

Why visit the Château de Chantilly?

  • A historical site: The Château of Chantilly is steeped in history, and offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in centuries of French culture and heritage. 
  • Architectural beauty: The Château of Chantilly boasts of a harmonious blend of Renaissance, Rococo, and Neoclassical architectural styles. 
  • World-class art collection: The Condé Museum inside the Château of Chantilly is home to an extraordinary collection of paintings, manuscripts, and artifacts.
  • Extensive gardens: Designed by renowned landscape architect, André Le Nôtre, the Chantilly Gardens are sprinkled with ornate fountains and lush greenery. 
  • Equestrian shows: The equestrian troop at the Great Stables display their skill with horses every day, and you can also visit the Horse Museum to understand more about horses 
  • Get away destination: Nestled amidst the picturesque countryside just north of Paris, Château of Chantilly offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Things to know before booking your tickets to Château of Chantilly

  • Due to high demand, it is recommended to book your tickets online and in advance. 
  • It is a good idea to go on guided tours so that you can learn and explore at the same time. 
  • If you want to save time, opt for skip-the-line tickets that give you priority access to the attraction. 
  • Go for tickets that include round-trip transfers, so that you don’t have to worry about transportation. 
  • Children under the age of 7 years enjoy free entry to Château of Chantilly. 

Highlights of the Chateau de Chantilly

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Condé Museum

Within the château, you'll find the Condé Museum, home to an extraordinary collection of art and artifacts. Find masterpieces by renowned artists such as Raphael, Delacroix, and Poussin, as well as ancient sculptures, tapestries, and decorative arts.

Chantilly gardens

Step outside and walk through the enchanting Chantilly Gardens, designed by André Le Nôtre, the famed landscape architect behind the gardens of Versailles. Explore the various themed areas, including the English Garden, the French Garden with its formal geometric designs, and the picturesque Hamlet.

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The Great Stables

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Great Stables, located near the château. These impressive stables are among the largest in the world and house the Museum of the Horse, where you can learn about the history and art of equestrianism through interactive exhibits and displays.

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The large suites

The Princess of Bourbon-Condé utilized the big suites on the first floor of the Château as reception halls. You can view ornamental arts, furniture, and other historic objects in these beautifully furnished suites. 

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The private suites

The private suites of the Duke and Duchess are located on the ground floor of the Petit Château. The Duke designed the Private Suites between 1845-1847 soon after his wedding., and adorned them with ornate artworks by Eugène Lami, a romantic painter and designer.

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The library & reading room

The Library at Chantilly houses an extensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, and historical documents, making it a treasure trove for scholars and bibliophiles. Visitors to the reading room have the opportunity to peruse these rare and valuable materials, gaining insight into various subjects and periods of history.

Plan your visit to Chateau de Chantilly

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Chateau of Chantilly

Opening hours: 10 am to 6 pm (Wednesday to Monday)

Grounds: 10 am to 8 pm

Closed: Tuesday

Last entry: 5 pm

Chateau of Chantilly

Address: 60500 Chantilly, France. 

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Getting to the Chateau de Chantilly from Paris:

  • By train: Gare du Nord SNCF main lines
    Nearest stop: Chantilly-Gouvieux
  • By RER: line D
    Nearest stop: Chantilly-Gouvieux
  • By bus: 645 
    Nearest stop: Senlis
  • By shuttle: La Navette Touristique
    Nearest stop: Château of Chantilly

There are three entrances to the Château of Chantilly - 

  • Main entrance: The primary entrance to the château is located at the front of the building. From this entrance, visitors can enter and explore the château's interior, including the State Apartments, the Condé Museum, and other attractions.
  • Garden entrance: Many visitors access the Chantilly Gardens through a separate entrance. This entrance allows visitors to explore the expansive gardens, including the French Garden, the English Garden, and other outdoor attractions.
  • Great Stables entrance: If you're visiting the Great Stables and the Museum of the Horse, you'll likely enter through a dedicated entrance near the Great Stables complex. This entrance provides direct access to the museum, where you can learn about the history and art of equestrianism.
  • Restroom - There are restrooms at multiple points across the venue
  • Baby changing stations - Most restrooms feature baby changing stations
  • Golf carts - You can find rented carts on site to take you around and help you discover the grounds.
  • Quadricycles - These are also available to rent on-site to explore the grounds
  • Rowing boats - There are boats for hire so visitors can enjoy the lakes and water features of the chateau
  • Pedal boats - Pedal boats are also available to enjoy the chateau's lakes
  • Audio guides - There are audio-guided tours available for tourists
  • Shop - There is a gift shop on site where you can purchase souvenirs
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  • The ticket office is equipped with a hearing loop for visitors with hearing issues.
  • Most of the premises are accessible by wheelchair.
  • Gardens are also accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.
  • Audio commentary on the train while touring the gardens for the visually impaired.
  • The reading room, the large suite, and the Living Museum of the Horse are all accessible to people with disabilities.
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  • La Capitainerie: Located within the grounds of the château, La Capitainerie offers a charming dining experience with indoor and outdoor seating options.
  • Le Jardin d'Hiver: Situated near the château's entrance, Le Jardin d'Hiver is a cozy restaurant serving traditional French dishes.
  • Le Hameau: Nestled within the Great Stables complex, Le Hameau offers a rustic dining experience in a charming setting, reminiscent of a French countryside hamlet. This restaurant is only open at the busiest times of the year (April to October).
  • Auberge du Jeu de Paume: Adjacent to the château's grounds, Auberge du Jeu de Paume is a luxury hotel with a gourmet restaurant offering fine dining experiences. 
Chateau de Chantilly rules
  • Only baby buggies and child carriers without frames are permitted inside Château of Chantilly. 
  • Except for guide dogs, no animals are permitted inside the Château of Chantilly.  
  • Photography without flash and tripods is permitted inside the Château of Chantilly. However, photography is not allowed during equestrian shows and demonstrations. 
  • Plan your visit to Château of Chantilly around 2:30 PM so that you can see their equestrian shows.  
  • It is a good idea to check the weather on the day of your visit so that you can comfortably explore the palace and its grounds. 
  • You can enjoy a picnic in the English Garden, the playground and the Hamlet. Picnic tables are available in these areas. 
  • Chantilly Forest: The Chantilly Forest offers scenic hiking and biking trails, as well as opportunities for horseback riding and nature walks. 
  • Le Potager des Princes: Enjoy some quality time with your family in this historic park that has been transformed into a garden.
  • Eglise Notre-dame De Chantilly: Completed in 1691, the church's consecration marked the official founding of the town
  • Pavillon de Manse: The Pavillon de Manse, located on the Nonette River in the heart of Chantilly, was constructed by the Prince of Condé at the end of the 17th century.
  • Hippodrome Princes de Conde: If you love horse riding, this is an excellent place for you to explore, with its vast track of 2,400 meters.
  • Abbey of Royaumont: Located a short drive from Chantilly, the Abbey of Royaumont is a beautiful Cistercian abbey dating back to the 13th century.
  • Parc Astérix: Families with children may enjoy a day trip to Parc Astérix, a popular theme park inspired by the beloved French comic book series Asterix. 
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  • Budget: The Avenue Chantilly (1.4 km), Hôtel Kyriad Chantilly (2.1 km), Campanile Chantilly (2.1 km). 
  • Mid-range: Best Western Plus Hotel Du Parc Chantilly (1.7 km), Le Grand Pavillon Chantilly (2.1 km), Le Château De La Tour (4.4 km). 
  • Luxury: Auberge du Jeu de Paume (400 m), Château de Montvillargenne (4.3 km), Château Hôtel Mont Royal Chantilly (8.9 km). 

Frequently asked questions about Château de Chantilly tickets

Are skip-the-line tickets available for Château de Chantilly?
How long does it take to explore the Château de Chantilly?

It is recommended to spend 5 to 6 hours seeing all the attractions properly. This includes the travel time and the time spent exploring the castle and its grounds. 

How many gardens are there at the Chateau de Chantilly?

There are three gardens at the Chateau of Chantilly: Andre Le Notre’s French-style garden, Anglo-Chinese Garden, and The English Garden.

How many art galleries are there in the Chateau de Chantilly?

There are seven galleries at the Chateau of Chantilly. These are the Stag gallery, the Psyche gallery, the Giotto room, the Closet room, the Tribune, the Santuario, the Gallery of Painting, and the Rotunda.

Are wheelchairs available for rent at Chateau de Chantilly?

Unfortunately, wheelchairs are not available for rent at the Château of Chantilly. However, the attraction is accessible for wheelchair users. The floor is paved cobbles, there are adapted toilets and there are reserved parking spaces for people with reduced mobility. The stables and museums are also accessible at ground-level.  

What is the best time to visit the Château de Chantilly to avoid crowds?

On weekdays, plan your visit between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. If you want to visit the attraction on the weekend, go between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. 

What is a must-see attraction in the Chateau de Chantilly?

The Great Stables and its daily equestrian shows are a must-see when you visit the Chateau de Chantilly

What is the Musuem of the Horse at Chateau de Chantilly?

The Museum of the Horse is located in the Great Stables and depicts the interaction between humans and horses since the dawn of civilization.