The unspoilt treasures of a 19th century prince
Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille is an opportunity to enjoy, in addition to the event itself, what the Chateau de Chantilly, one of the finest jewels in the crown of France’s cultural heritage offers. 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.
The gardens designed by famous Le Nôtre and the various ponds features are the majestic backdrop to the festivities offered by Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille.
Bicentenary of the birth of the Duc d’Aumale 1822 – 2022
To mark the anniversary of the duc d’Aumale’s birth, the Condé Museum, which he founded, has put together a programme reflecting the life and work of this incredible collector.
The second largest collection of antique paintings after the Louvre
In keeping with the Duke of Aumale’s wishes, the layout of the paintings remains unchanged since the 19th century, providing a unique possibility to travel back in time and discover the typical museography of the time. Almost 1,500 manuscripts are kept in the Reading Room, making it the second largest library in France for illuminated manuscripts after the National Library of France.
An exceptionnal panarama of the art of the western garden
With an overall surface area of 115 hectares, the grounds of the Chateau de Chantilly are the result of several creations according to the fashion of each period: the French-style garden created by André Le Nôtre in the 17th century, the Anglo-Chinese Garden in the 18th century and the English Garden in the 19th century.
The largest stables in Europe
A masterpiece of 18 th century architecture, the Great Stables are a veritable horses’ palace. The building houses the Museum of the Horse, which presents the relationship between men and horses since the beginning of civilisation. The Great Stables offer equestrian shows throughout the year, devoted to the art of Haute-Ecole horse training.