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Eight centuries of History

The Château de Chantilly is the work of one man: Henri of Orléans, the Duke of Aumale (1822-1897), who, throughout his life, was constantly paying tribute to the rich culture of the domain and to his illustrious predecessors, in particular the Montmorency family and the Princes of Condé. The Château de Chantilly belonged to several princely dynasties who contributed to its development down through the centuries.

A domain that is central to History

Shaped from the Middle Ages to the 19th century by its various owners, the history of the Château de Chantilly is closely intertwined with the History of France.

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The home of a prince and collector

The Château de Chantilly is one of the finest jewels in the crown of France’s cultural heritage. It is the work of a man with an extraordinary destiny: Henri d’Orléans, Duke of Aumale (1822-1897), fifth son of Queen Marie-Amélie and King Louis-Philippe, the last King of France. Thanks to the precautions taken by the Duke of Aumale in his will, Chantilly remains, more than a century later, a showcase of preserved works where the charm of the 19th century continues to reign.

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The men who left their mark on Chantilly

The Château de Chantilly always belonged to princely dynasties that were close to royal power but also rivalled with it. These dynasties were deeply committed to the upkeep and embellishment of the domain, according to the fashions of their time.

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