Bring your kids or friends to the Château de Chantilly – everyone will appreciate and enjoy it. The Château de Chantilly is lots of places at the same time. Firstly, it is a grand chateau with exquisite gardens designed by André Le Nôtre, the renowned landscape architect and gardener to Louis XIV. Le Nôtre rated his work at Chantilly above even his gardens at Versailles and Fontainebleau. Chantilly is also home to museums, a library and an expansive forest. And, of course, not forgetting the world-famous culinary experience that is Chantilly whipped cream.
If you’re interested in the equestrian world, then head to les Grandes Écuries, which houses the Musée du Cheval, a highly regarded horse museum. Horses are more than history here though – listen for the sound of hoofs because this is a living, working museum housed in the impressive palace of the Duke of Bourbon. Be transported to the magical world of equestrian shows where classical dressage of the Haute-Ecole is king. The show ring at Chantilly is topped by a 90-feet-high (28-metre) dome, which adds a grandiose feel that perfectly encapsulates an equestrian art that has been mastered here at les Grandes Ecuries.