Monday, 1 August 2011
The Castle of Chantilly
From 1386 to 1897, the estate was handed down to various branches of the same family, but never sold.
The Orgemont (fourteenth-fifteenth century), Montmorency (XV-XVII century), one of the most powerful families in the kingdom, which has greatly contributed to its development, particularly at the time of the Constable Anne (1493-1567), familiar kings Francis I and Henry II, who built the Castle by Jean Little Bullant, then the Bourbon-Condé (XVII-XVIII century), cousins of the kings of France, the most famous, the Grand Conde, was drawing the park by André Le Nôtre, finally Henri d'Orleans, Duke of Aumale (1822-1897), son of King Louis-Philippe.
The Duke of Aumale Chantilly inherited his great-uncle, the Prince de Conde, the age of eight in 1830. He rebuilt the Great Castle, razed after the revolution, to install its rich collections of paintings, drawings, art, books, etc.. In 1884, the Duke of Aumale, no direct heir, bequeathed his estate of Chantilly to the Institut de France (*) subject to the Condé Museum open to the public. As requested by the Duke of Aumale, the resources of the area used to operate, maintain and restore this great heritage: the Castle, the Condé Museum, but also the Great Stables, home since 1982 the Living Horse Museum, and the park, whose activities are diversifying.
*: The Institute of France, created in 1795, brings together five academies: the French Academy, the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres, Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy of moral and Political Sciences. (site of the castle)
A virtual visit of castle:
The discovery of Castle: