This series of rooms filled with furnishings bearing witness to the sumptuous life of the castle, and the rich collections of paintings, prints, drawings, books and artworks, also inspire contemplation. They’re all arranged in chronological order in the style of 19th-century museums, as the Duke d’Aumale decreed.
Within these galleries you’ll come across some of the most famous paintings by Raphaël, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Poussin, Watteau and Ingres, which combine to makeChantilly one of the foremost collections of ancient paintings after the Louvre. Make sure to linger in the sacrosanct Sanctuario to admire Raphaël’s most iconic, artistically perfect painting, ‘The Three Graces’, with its divine beauties in a work radiating calm. All works are here in perpetuity and displayed according to the wishes of their collector the Duke d’Aumale, who remains the very soul of Chantilly. More than a museum, you’re visiting a house – a unique feeling.