Château de Chantilly
Château de Chantilly
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Château de Chantilly is one of the finest jewels in the crown of France’s cultural heritage. It is the work of a man with an extraordinary destiny: Henri d’Orléans, Duke of Aumale, son of the last King of France, Louis-Philippe. This prince, who is considered to be the greatest collector of his time, made Chantilly the showcase for his countless masterpieces and precious manuscripts.
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  • Katie H
    Chattanooga, Tennessee16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chateau de Chantilly is beautiful and fascinating.
    We loved this chateau because there were very few people there. It is fascinating from a historical point of view, and beautiful from a purely esthetic point of view. The grounds are also really beautiful. We spent so much time in the chateau that we didn't have time to go to the stables, unfotunately. We did visit the cafe and had coffee and tea. Everyone there was very friendly and helpful.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 November 2023
  • Kelsey
    Plymouth, United Kingdom47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, huge castle
    What an incredible castle! We came twice as there was so much to see, all of which was worthwhile. The museum was breathtaking and interesting, especially surrounded by the beautiful Christmas decorations. We also enjoyed the whimsical gardens. My only small suggestion would be to update the signs for the seasons. Google and the signage at the stable said it opened at 10 when it was in fact 12, and tee didn’t know the toilets in the gardens were shut until we got there. Id highly recommend a visit
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 December 2023
  • Yllar
    57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent visit
    A great castle, with nice architecture and a large art collection. Complete interiors as well as a valuable art collection are exhibited. The art collection makes up the majority of the exposition. There was also an excellent exhibition of furniture by André Charles Boulle during our visit. The audio guide was also good. The park is on a large territory, and to explore it, I recommend renting an electric car at the entrance gate. The park did not surprise visually with anything very special, but apparently on a guided tour, hearing explanations and stories, the tour there is significantly more exciting. We didn't go everywhere in the park and only stopped a few times to take pictures, but it took us 1 hour by car. NB! When renting an electric car, payment is made only by card and a deposit of €500 is taken, which was promised to be released within a week, it has been 6 days now and it is still deposited. Why do they have to hold onto the money for so long, what claims do they expect during the week (parking and speeding fines?). We didn't get to go to the stables NB! It is stated on the internet that the castle restaurant is open all day, but at 15:00 we couldn't eat there because the waiter said they were already closed.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2024
  • Sara R
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Idéal pour une sortie familiale
    très bonne experience. Le château est accessible depuis la gare de Chantilly en bus (attention cependant aux indications sur les arrêts de bus pas toujours claires).. Le domaine est très grand et très impressionnant. Le prix pour une journée est très raisonnable puisque nous avons pu visiter le château, les jardins, les Écuries et assister au spectacle équestre (qui était très beau également). On y passe facilement une journée et c’est un cadre idéal pour une sortie en couple ou en famille pas loin de Paris.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 July 2024
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tracey k
Redmond, WA755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
I enjoyed visiting this chateau more than Versailles for several reasons....less crowded, more to do, and most importantly this property has more cultural, historical, and artistic relevance. I learned a lot watching a movie they offer, located in the chapel inside the chateau, subtitles in English. I watched it before touring, which I recommend, about 12 minutes long. Be aware that the audio guide is downloaded to your phone so you need earbuds. I recommend downloading before you visit because my download so slow I was done before download complete. The walk from train station LONG, at least a mile one way, some shade. If you have mobility impaired guests, get taxi or drive. I ate lunch at the restaurant inside the chateau and enjoyed very much. I lived the Stag Room/dining room, perhaps my favorite. I was here 4 hours, could have spent more time. So glad I came, worth leaving Paris for!
Written 4 July 2022
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Dear 207traceyk, Thank you very much for your comments, we are delighted that you have enjoyed your visit of the Château de Chantilly ! We hope to see you soon ! Regards
Written 1 August 2022
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Traveller masis
Istanbul, Türkiye242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
The chateau has a very long history. Some parts are rebuilt or added at different times. The architecture is worth seeing and there is large collection of paintings in the chateau. The visit can take about 2 hours. Also you can enjoy the gardens. It's a smaller version of Versailles.
About the acces. There is a combined ticket including the entrance and train ticket for 25€. It's 25 minutes from Gare du Nord. The chateau is 2 km away from the Chantilly train station. There is a bus connection which isn't frequent. Walking through the town is also interesting.
Overall, Chantilly can be a nice excursion from Paris.
Written 1 February 2020
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Dear gs1905masis, Thank you very much for your comments, we are delighted that you have enjoyed your visit of the Domain ! We hope to see you soon !
Written 5 February 2020
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LNS383
Paris, France436 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We loved it but the person at the entrance of the château was rude. We were having problem with WiFi and he didn't care. He was looking at his phone. I have a Turkish phone, my daughter American so there was no free Wifi as it's written and he didn't know the password. So we couldn't have the headphones for the visit. I prefer like Vaux Le Vicompte with real headphones for the foreigners who don't want to ruin themselves with the roaming Data usage. However, the guide for the private apartments was excellent. His name's Pol (Paul). We really enjoyed it. He also recommended the strawberry tart with chantilly cream at the farm café which is open till 6 pm. Other café restaurant is closed at 5h30 pm. We didn't have time for lunch but if you are late there's no savoury dish, only sweet.
Written 16 July 2022
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Dear LNS383, Thank you very much for your comments, we are delighted that you have enjoyed your visit of the Château de Chantilly! We feedback your observation to the service concerned. The welcome and satisfaction of our visitors are essential to us! We hope to see you soon ! Regards,
Written 1 August 2022
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nigel r
Colchester, UK275 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Spectacular chateau and grounds with amazing art work at a reasonable entrance fee, however signage is very poor to the point that you are directed out towards the gate to view the horse museum only to find the gates locked and you have to walk back to the main gate which is quite a distance especially with young children. ( we were not the only ones !) Apart from that it is well worth a visit even on a wet day though we had great weather.
Written 1 June 2023
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Hello 2011npr, Thank you for your comment, we are delighted that you have enjoyed your visit of the Château de Chantilly! Your comment has been forwarded to the relevant department. We hope to see you soon , Regards,
Written 5 June 2023
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Ricardo L
Minneapolis, MN365 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
We rented a car from Paris to go. We spent a lot of time driving from downtown Paris just to find out that the parking lot did not take my credit card for a €5 payment. I tried both gates and it did not work. I pressed the “help” button in each and nobody answered. We had to drive back.
Written 27 May 2022
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Dear Ricardo L, We are sincerely sorry for the inconvenience encountered during your visit to the Château de Chantilly. The satisfaction of our visitors is very important to us. Do not hesitate to contact us, at the following mail address : publics@chateaudechantilly.fr, ours teams are at your service. Nevertheless, we hope to see you again very soon. Best regards,
Written 21 July 2022
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Ben W
Bristol, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The Chateau de Chantilly is not exactly what it might appear... it looks to all intents and purposes as if it has stood for centuries, but in fact it's a late 19th century building, rebuilt after the original chateau was torn down during the French Revolution. Made more famous by the James Bond film "A View To A Kill", the building is a real beauty, and houses one of the finest art collections in France, including works by Raphael, Joshua Reynolds and Hans Holbein among others. Although we had a bit of rain, the walk round the expansive grounds was also a real treat, and the ticket also includes access to the wonderful stable complex on the edge of the town centre.
Written 28 November 2022
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Dear BenW1169, Thank you very much for your comments, we are delighted that you have enjoyed your visit of the Château de Chantilly ! We hope to see you soon ! Regards
Written 14 December 2022
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Yllar
Viljandi57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
A great castle, with nice architecture and a large art collection.
Complete interiors as well as a valuable art collection are exhibited. The art collection makes up the majority of the exposition.
There was also an excellent exhibition of furniture by André Charles Boulle during our visit.
The audio guide was also good.
The park is on a large territory, and to explore it, I recommend renting an electric car at the entrance gate.
The park did not surprise visually with anything very special, but apparently on a guided tour, hearing explanations and stories, the tour there is significantly more exciting.
We didn't go everywhere in the park and only stopped a few times to take pictures, but it took us 1 hour by car. NB! When renting an electric car, payment is made only by card and a deposit of €500 is taken, which was promised to be released within a week, it has been 6 days now and it is still deposited. Why do they have to hold onto the money for so long, what claims do they expect during the week (parking and speeding fines?).
We didn't get to go to the stables
NB! It is stated on the internet that the castle restaurant is open all day, but at 15:00 we couldn't eat there because the waiter said they were already closed.
Written 7 July 2024
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CASECHI
Austin, TX142 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The location is gorgeous but actually very close to the town, but you don't see that in photos. The grounds were not that well kept and there were weeds in the gardens when you actually were up close to see them. The rooms you tour are limited and you don't see the kitchen or a bedroom. Has a big art collection but chances are you've already been to the Louvre to see similar period artwork. Long walks from parking and from town to get in.
Written 5 April 2022
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Dear CASECHI, We are sorry to read your disappointment following your visit to the Château de Chantilly. The visit of the castle invites you to visit the Large Suites of the Princes of Bourbon-Condé, the Reading Room, the Art Galleries (which is the second largest collection of antique paintings in France, after the Louvre Museum) and the Chapel. You can find all informations on our website: https://chateaudechantilly.fr/en/chateau/. You can also visit the private apartments of the Duke of Aumale in addition to your entrance ticket. We hope to see you soon for a new visit. Regards
Written 15 April 2022
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h_schamhardt
The Netherlands211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Many times have seen the signs driving down to Paris, but never made it here yet.
Although a wet period and therefore the gardens were less appealing, the castle made more than up for it.
Whilst most of it has been built only after the French Revolution, it looks it’s part and is said to have caused the King to build Versailles as this was so beautiful.
The last owner spend all his time collecting (books, manuscripts, drawings and paintings) and made sure they were beautifully shown in his castle. And he made sure now they cannot be moved around!
We also did the tour of the private apartments (fully in French) which gave a nice insight into both the owner and how he was living there.
Did not get to the stables or show (was sold out) so that (and the gardens) will have to be another visit.
Written 1 January 2023
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Dear h_schamhardt, Thank you very much for your comments, we are delighted that you have enjoyed your visit of the Château de Chantilly! We hope to see you soon! Regards,
Written 12 January 2023
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J. Alexandro C.
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Not only the chateau has incredible views, but as well as an incredible showcase of very important types of art, specially on the paintings.
It is a very important place to know, and know its history.
I feel that it has and had a very good influence on diffusing art in several forms.
Written 11 March 2022
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Dear alex0cruz, Thank you very much for your comments, we are delighted that you have enjoyed your visit of the Château de Chantilly ! We hope to see you soon ! Regards
Written 15 March 2022
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