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Living Museum of the Horse (Musée Vivant du Cheval) Tours

Living Museum of the Horse (Musée Vivant du Cheval)
The majestic Grandes Écuries (Great Stables) at Château de Chantilly were designed by French architect Jean Aubert in 1719 for the eccentric horse lover Prince Louis-Henri de Bourbon. They are a masterpiece of neo-classical architecture and are still the largest stables in Europe, with stalls for 250 horses as well as kenneling for dogs. The stables have a circular manège (riding school) where equestrian shows are held daily and are also home to the revamped Living Museum of the Horse (Musée Vivant du Cheval), which re-opened in 2013 and is one of the few museums in the world dedicated entirely to horses. Displays examine the historical relationship between man and horse through times of war and peace and are crammed with equine portraits and sculptures, gaily painted carriages, carousel horses and racing trophies – but the highlight of any visit is the chance to get up close and personal with several rare breeds of horses and ponies.

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Located at 60500 Chantilly. Open November-March, Wednesday-Monday from 10:30am-5pm, and from April-October, daily from 10am-6pm. Admission costs adults €16, while concessions are €9.50 and include an audio guide and dressage show. Chantilly is 20 minutes from central Paris by train from the Gare du Nord.
 
Address: 7 Rue du Connétable, Chantilly, France
Hours: Vary
Admission: Adults: €16
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France's Local Jewel: Private Day Trip to Chantilly

France's Local Jewel: Private Day Trip to Chantilly

Escape the modern sights and city life and step into an enchanting scenario at Chantilly. Go with your favorite local which is also an amazing storyteller, on a day trip outside of Paris and straight from a royal fantasy! Chantilly is located in the middle of a vast forest and is home to a fascinating château that used to belong to the princes of Condé, cousins of the Kings of France. Feel like part of the royal family as you step inside into this luxurious residence. Your favorite local will transport you to the old times with their amazing storytelling skills. This charming town is also known for its horse racing track, the Chantilly Racecourse, where prestigious races are held for the Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix de Diane. This town is really proud of this tradition that they even have a museum dedicated to their horses. Treat yourself with amazing sights, enchanting stories, and an amazing atmosphere. Plus a local delight is included!
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  • 6 hours
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Enchanting Chantilly Private Family Day Trip with a Local

Enchanting Chantilly Private Family Day Trip with a Local

Escape the modern sights and city life and fall into an enchanting scenario at Chantilly. Go with your favorite local, which is also an amazing storyteller, on a day trip outside of Paris and straight from a fairy tale! Chantilly is located in the middle of a vast forest and is home to a fascinating château that used to belong to the princes of Condé, cousins of the Kings of France. Feel like part of the royal family as you step inside this luxurious residence. Feel free to feed the ducks! Along the way, you and your family will enjoy fascinating stories and magical places. Chantilly is also known for its horse racing track, the Chantilly Racecourse, where prestigious races are held for the Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix de Diane. And this town is really proud of this tradition that they also have a museum dedicated to their horses. Visit both of these places and also enjoy a magical horse ride in a carriage. This will definitely enhance the fairy tale vibe!
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  • 6 hours
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Price varies by group size
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Price varies by group size
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Living Museum of the Horse (Musée Vivant du Cheval) hours of operation: Vary. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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