THE ELEGANT SUMMER RENDEZVOUS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
The fifth staging of the now-traditional Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille will take place on Sunday 30th June 2019. This Sunday rendezvous for fans of beautiful motor cars – but not only – has become a not-to-be-missed event for all lovers of the Art de Vivre à la Française.
Families, ladies, gentlemen, keen fans of the arts and gastronomy will be honoured with numerous free activities that have been specially devised to bring them all together for a Sunday in the country where pleasure and discovery will combine.
The simply curious as well as refined connoisseurs will be in seventh heaven with a new exhibition in the Condé museum devoted to La Joconde Nue for the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. They can also stroll around the château and visit the Horse Museum in the Great Stables where they will discover treasures of our French patrimony.
Equestrian art enthusiasts
Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille is firmly installed in the French capital of the Horse; and this year it will again spotlight equestrian art with pony rides for the kids and rides for the family in horse-drawn carriages from Versailles, which will set the rhythm for this day in the country. Pierre Fleury, a well-known artist and trainer, will put on a show with high-level acrobatics around the big central mirror. Surprise activities will also be laid on to entertain lovers of equestrian arts throughout the day.
Learn to make the perfect Chantilly with the Confrérie des Chevaliers Fouetteurs, take advantage of the Food trucks, participate in a cooking workshop for children with the Relais & Châteaux chefs, young and grown-up epicureans’ taste buds will be satiated. A huge garden party will fill the Le Nôtre gardens in which each one will be free to laze around in a refined ambience worthy of the most illustrious paintings of the Impressionists.
Ladies & Gentlemen
A Beauty Truck and hair-dressing and make-up workshops will help the most coquettish to look their attractive best. A reminder to the most daring: the prize for the most beautiful hat will be awarded in the afternoon to the woman who has donned the most sophisticated headwear. The “Maison” Veronica Marucci Chapeau is delighted to offer the winner a voucher for 500 € that can be exchanged in their boutique or for the hats on display at the event. Dandies too will be pampered by the Gentlemen 1919 barber’s as well as the famous shoe shiner George & George who will take care of lovers of exceptional shoes.
Pleasures that roll back the years
All generations can meet up around the activities on offer in the Chantilly domain including children’s games and games from the past. Small sulkies, pedal cars and playful make-up workshops will amuse the kids who will also come across a magician, a Guignols theatre and stands with retro fun fair games. Budding sailors can take part in a regatta for Optimists* on the Grand Canal or test their skills with radio-controlled sailing boats (small sailing dinghies for youngsters). For grown-ups games in wood and flower bars as well as trips in Caravelle yachts will revive their childhood memories. And if they feel like taking to the airs, first flights in balloons will be organised all day long.