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I didn't see any Chantilly lace or eat any Chantilly cream while in Chantilly but we did visit the Chateau de Chantilly. We got there a little later in the day than I had planned as we made a diversion to see the Chateau de Pierrefonds which ended up being closed, I didn't read the fine print that said it was closed on Mondays starting in September. Then there was the diversion because of roadwork and what seemed like a short diversion turned into a couple of hours.
Of the Chateau we saw on this trip and the previous trip in July, Chantilly, Vaux le Vicomte, Versailles and Fontainebleau, I thought Chantilly would have been the one I would have cut if I had to make a choice. The exterior is perhaps one of the most lovely in France but the gardens at all of the others were more impressive and the interior visit was the one with the least access. The draw for many people may be the equestrian activities but we were there too late in the day to see anything besides the gardens and the chateau.
The chateau, which is actually two separate chateuax joined with a common entrance, is the fifth located on this site. The Grand Chateau dates from the 19th century and the Petit Chateau dates from the 16th century. The chateau is closed on Tuesdays and we were there on Monday which is why we didn't save the chateau visit until the next morning.
One of the rooms on the interior of the Chateau that I found interesting was the chapel, be sure to find the information... more travel advice
After visiting the chateau, we visited the gardens, access to the gardens is included with admission to the chateau, not... more travel advice
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