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Chantilly Castle is a former residence of the Kondeusz family related to the Bourbons. It is a Renaissance castle picturesquely located on the canal and surrounded by a landscape park with a Chinese, French garden, an artificial grotto and a waterfall. The castle has one of the largest paintings in France from the Renaissance to the 19th century.
The castle was built in the 16th century by Prince Anne de Montmorency. From the seventeenth century it belonged to the Kondeusza, who gathered here a huge collection of Italian and Dutch paintings. Its expansion was continued from the 19th century by the French Institute. The castle presents works of such masters as Botticelli, Rafael or Dalacroix. In addition, you can visit the prince's apartments furnished in the Renaissance and Baroque spirit.
In addition to the two-part Petit Chateau and Grand Chateau, the residence also includes stables that could hold up to 200 horses and 300 dogs. Their interiors are decorated with baroque sculptures. Today, part of the area is occupied by the Horse Museum. In the park surrounding the castle you can see terraces with fountains, Garden pavilions and the Island of Love located on the pond.