The Château de Chantilly, the cream that bears its name, and the horses are all symbols that demonstrate the attractiveness of this town with its particular charm in the Hauts de France region.
There is so much to see and do in this destination near the capital of Paris, which is about 40 kilometres away. We tell you here what to visit in and around Chantilly:
The Château de Chantilly is a must-see for those who choose the destination. Indeed, it is likely to impress and enrich those who take the time to discover it.
The 16th and 19th centuries have left their mark on the two parts of the castle, the small castle and the new castle.
Its moat, its courtyards, its art galleries hosting the Condé Museum, but also its library and its gardens, are all places that make it exceptional and unforgettable for the visitor.
The big stables
The large stables await horse enthusiasts for magnificent dressage demonstrations and shows.
This 18th-century building also houses the Living Horse Museum, which contains numerous relics related to these magnificent horses, ranging from paintings and drawings to various objects related to their breeding.
The Chantilly racecourse
Horses continue to play an important role in the life of Chantilly. The proof of this is its racecourse, which is one of the most important in the whole country.
The Beauvais Hotel
This is a building that must be included in the list of sites to visit in and around Chantilly. It claims to be the oldest building in Chantilly, dating from the 16th century, but you will find many others in the Rue du Connétable, the address of this historic building.
You should also not forget to visit the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, which has a rich interior in works of art and decorative styles. It was built in the 17th century.
The surroundings of Chantilly
The attractions that await you during your stay at our Mercure in Chantilly go far beyond the boundaries of this charming town.
Indeed, you will also come here for the richness of its natural environment, within the forest that bears its name and the Nonette valley.
You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the unique atmosphere of characterful villages such as Coye-la-Forêt, which is home to the castle of the Reine-Blanche.
Finally, you may be tempted to extend your tour further into the towns surrounding Chantilly.
Apremont, Senlis, Creil, Gouvieux, La Chapelle-en-Serval... are all nearby and will satisfy your appetite for discovery once you have visited the centres of interest in your destination town.