Book Review: A Day at Château de Chantilly
Embark on a comprehensive tour of the stunning Château de Chantilly from the comfort of your own armchair thanks to this splendid book. Chantilly’s incredible art collection and breath-taking gardens make it one of the most interesting and beautiful stately homes in France. The château was rebuilt after the French Revolution by Henri d’Orléans, the Duc d’Aumale and son of King Louis-Philippe, who intended it to be not just a home but a museum for his collection of furniture, books, arts and paintings.
These constitute the Condé Museum’s extensive galleries, with masterpieces by the likes of Raphael, Clouet and Poussin. It is also home to the French Gothic illuminated manuscript Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. The private apartments at Chantilly remain as they were in the Duke’s lifetime and as such are a wonderful example of Louis Philippe style. With gardens designed by André Le Nôtre and its opulent Great Stables, Chantilly is one of France’s greatest splendours.
‘A Day at Château de Chantilly’ by Mathieu Deldicque, published by Flammarion
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