Château de Chantilly
Location: Chantilly, in the Oise departement of France (Picardie Region).
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Private property.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00114578
Notes: Château de Chantilly is located in Chantilly (Oise), France, in a remarkable site of the Nonette Valley, a tributary of the Oise. Except for the "Little Castle", built in the sixteenth century by Jean Bullant, the current castle is a reconstruction of the nineteenth century to plans by the architect Honoré Daumet for the penultimate son of King Louis-Philippe I, Henri d'Orléans, Duke of Aumale (1822-1897), heir to the estate, who installed his collections of paintings, drawings and old books. He bequeathed the whole of the Institute of France, in the Musée Condé name. The castle occupies the site of a medieval fortress. "The Grand Stables", built from 1719 to 1740 the architect Jean Aubert masterpiece now house the museum of the horse. The gardens are one of the most remarkable creations of André Le Nôtre. The city of Chantilly developed west of the castle during and after the French Revolution. The castle and its outbuildings are the subject of several protections as historical monuments in 1988 after a first protection by order of 2 April 1963 canceled.
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