A Day at Château de Chantilly: The Estate and Gardens of the Duke of Aumale
Written by Adrien Goetz and Mathieu Deldicque, Photographed by Bruno Ehrs
A comprehensive tour of the magnificent Château de Chantilly, its superlative art collection, important stables, and beautiful gardens.
The Domaine de Chantilly is an exceptional treasure of French culture and heritage, rebuilt after the Revolution by Henri d'Orléans, duc d'Aumale--son of King Louis-Philippe--as a home and museum for his unrivaled collection of furniture, decorative arts, books, and paintings. These constitute the Condé Museum's extensive galleries--second only to the Louvre in France--with masterpieces including paintings by Raphael, Clouet, Poussin, and Ingres; the illuminated manuscript Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry; furniture; porcelains; drawings; and early photographs.
Chantilly's elegant private apartments, kept precisely as they were during the duc d'Aumale's lifetime, are beautifully preserved examples of the uniquely French Louis Philippe style; its recently restored garden was designed by celebrated landscape architect André Le Nôtre; and the still-active Great Stables are the largest and most opulent in Europe.
This slipcased volume offers rare access to one of France's most complete and beautiful stately homes and its world-class art collection that is carefully conserved today by the Institut de France.
About The Author
Mathieu Deldicque is a paleographical archivist and curator at the Condé Museum. Adrien Goetz, art historian, art critic, and member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, is author of several books including A Day with Claude Monet in Giverny.