Chantilly private tour with pick up hotel

Private tour with skip the Line

If you have already visited Versailles and you would like to know more about the French Monarchy, explore the Estate and Palace of Chantilly, located 1 hour from Paris, France. An hidden gem steeped in history, former property of princes of the most powerful Royal family, related to King Louis XIV, and foremostly his cousin, the Grand Condé.

Chantilly is Located in the tranquil French countryside, surrounded by forests. Enjoy a day out under the fresh air, discovering a new page of French history.

The Grand Condé splendidly transformed the Palace and its grounds, making it the centre of the aristocratic society with its grandeur, extravagant balls and events. What you will find here today are incredible treasures, the second largest antique art collection outside the Louvre Museum put together by the Duke of Aumale, the son of King Louis Philippe, the last King of France.

Chantilly also owns the largest stables in Europe, world-famous for its equestrian training and horse shows.

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From 190€/pers for 6

Opening Days
6/7 (every day except Tues)

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Meeting-Point
Your hotel

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Duration
5Hrs (half day)

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Access
Skip the Line

Transport
Executive car (on option)

Type of tour
Private, up to 25 people

What is included in this tour

  • Entry ticket to the Gardens and the Palace of Chantilly.
  • We escort you (round trip) from your hotel to the Palace.
  • Relax in our executive car with Chauffeur.
  • Enjoy a private tour with a friendly French Monarchy expert really dedicated to you. (the guide does not drive)

What to see during this tour

  • See the 2nd largest collection of antique paintings after the Louvre Museum.
  • Find out about the fascinating history of famous princes of the most powerful Royal family in France.
  • Stroll in one of the most beautiful gardens of Andre Le Notre (landscape designer of Versailles).
  • Enjoy a relaxing day out in the French countryside.
  • Admire the largest and the most beautiful Royal Stables in Europe.

Chantilly located in France about 20 miles from Paris is not only famous for its two most prized horse races, the Jockey Club and the Grand Prix de Diane founded in 1838 and 1842, which take place every year on June.

Chantilly Palace was the property of Louis II, the Grand Condé, cousin of the famous King Louis XIV, of one of the most powerful Royal families of France. If you are interested in the French Monarchy and history, this tour will not leave you disappointed. Hear the stories how once a Renaissance fortification became an elegant Palace. Under the ownership of the Grand Condé, the chateau was the epicentre of majestic balls and celebrations, attracting even King Louis XIV to practice his dance steps!

Go on exploring the French style gardens which were designed by the famous André Le Notre, who was also responsible for creating the gardens of Versailles. Walk along the uniformed, symmetric pathways to admire the vast flower beds surrounded by immense bodies of water reflecting the sky. Just like the princes would do after hunting, take a retreat in the Hamlet of Chantilly surrounded by the lush Anglo-Chinese gardens. This unique part of the gardens contains 5 rustic cottages which were the inspiration for Marie-Antoinette to build her Hamlet in Versailles.

What you will find inside the Palace today is the Condé Museum, showcasing the rich collection of art and books of Henri IV of Orléans, Duke of Aumale. Take the unique opportunity to travel back in time to visit a 19th century styled art gallery, the Condé Museum! The Duke of Aumale, had 2 wishes when he bequeathed his collection to the Institute of France, one, that the layout of his collection must remain unchanged.
From masterpieces of the famous Italian artist, Raphael, collection of Renaissance portraits of the kings and queens of France to a pictures illustrating the chronology of history of art, everyone will find something to their taste.

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To experience something more distinctive, walk down with your guide to the Psyche Gallery and admire the 44 stained glass windows decorating this space. Most stained glass windows you came across probably depicted religious scenes, but not these ones! They tell the story of Psyche, the goddess of soul in Greek mythology. Let your guide bring her story alive while exploring the stunning windows. Apart from the arts, the Duke of Aumale was an avid book collector, with a total of 60.000 books coming to his possessions! You won’t see all of them today but you will certainly view his impressive Reading Room with 19.000 of books on display.

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Let your guide take you on a promenade in the Large Suites, and admire the 18th style gold and white decoration and motifs. Much of the interior was looted during the Revolution but thanks to the dedication of the Henri IV of Orléans to his family’s heritage, he managed to gather periodical items giving back the glory to the rooms.

Your visit cannot be complete without seeing the masterpiece of 18th century architecture, the Great Stables of Chantilly, also the largest stables in Europe. Today it houses the Horse Museum, telling the special relationship between men and horses since the beginning of our times.

Price list – Chantilly countryside tour

Number of people Total Price all included
2 people 425 € / pers
3 people 315 € / pers
4 people 260 € / pers
5 people 220 € / pers
6 people 190 € / pers
More than 6 people On request

Customization & Options – Chantilly holiday packages

This tour that we propose you is fully included. We can also add a specific option to optimize your experience and surprise your partner & family:

  • 1. Taste the famous Chantilly cream!
    Close your relaxing day out with a bit of indulgence! The famous Chantilly cream (sweetened whipped cream) was invented in the 18th century, during the time of Louis-Joseph Bourbon-Condé at Chantilly. The sweet cream with fluffy but firm texture left his guests mesmerised, wishing for more! Indulge your taste buds with this well-known treat either at The Capitainerie, inside the chateau or in the Hameau restaurant in the inspiring model village.
  • 2. Visit to the Chantilly Lace Museum
    Chantilly lace became famous around the world due to its fine, delicate nature, made of silk. Highly fashionable from the 17th century and even worn at the court of King Louis XV and later by the famous French Queen, Marie Antoinette. Visit the Chantilly Lace Museum to learn about the history and the making of this beautiful fabric and for a real treat, see an artist demonstrating lace making by hand!

Please feel free to ask us by email. We’ll be delighted to build a customized visit for you.

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