Home > Chantilly: France's castle of princes

News
Chantilly: France's castle of princes

Description

Every year, almost half a million visitors flock to Chantilly, one of France’s most beautiful castles. Located an hour from Paris and built in 1358, its princes greeted Louis XIV for sumptuous banquets. In the 19th century, Henri D’Orléans, Duke of Aumale, restored the château and turned it into an exceptional museum, containing the second-largest collection of paintings in France after the Louvre and more than 45,000 books. From restorers to gardeners and horseriders: behind the scenes, more than 100 people work every day on the upkeep of Chantilly. FRANCE 24 takes you to meet them.

Added on the 28/01/2022 19:35:00 - Copyright : France 24 EN

To customise your video :

Or Create an account

More videos on the subject

  • Behind the scenes at France's majestic Chantilly castle

    FRANCE 24 takes you behind the scenes at the magnificent Chantilly castle and gardens. Located in France's Oise region, north of Paris, they attract 500,000 visitors every year. Several hours before the doors open, the gardeners are hard at work in the beautiful grounds designed by André Le Nôtre. We also take you on a private guided tour of the castle with the chateau's curator. Finally, we tell you about the origins of Chantilly whipped cream!

    16/03/2018 - France 24 EN
  • In France's Loire Valley, gardens of Chambord castle get second life

    Since the end of the 18th century, the French-style gardens of the Château de Chambord, in France's Loire Valley, had disappeared. But months of hard work have brought these 6.5 hectares back to life. From lawns to flowerbeds and rows of trees, FRANCE 24 takes you behind the scenes of a model of perfection where there is no room for approximation.

    25/10/2021 - France 24 EN
  • French villagers mobilise to save their castle from Ukrainian owner who 'pretends to be dead'

    After a money laundering affair and alleged €12 million fraud, the owner is now in prison awaiting trial where prosecutors accuse him of pretending to be dead to escape justice.

    12/10/2021 - Euronews EN
  • A fairy tale of a French castle: The Château de Breteuil

    Located some 35 kilometres from Paris in the Chevreuse Valley, the Château de Breteuil offers a journey through the history of France. Visitors learn the story of the Breteuil family of aristocrats, who served the greatest French monarchs. The castle also brings to life the world-famous fairy tales of French author Charles Perrault, such as "Cinderella" and "Puss in Boots". FRANCE 24 takes you behind the scenes.

    11/10/2021 - France 24 EN
  • Ligue 1: PSG arrive by bus at Parc des Princes to face Lyon

    The PSG team bus arrives at the Parc des Princes where fans await Lionel Messi's debut against Lyon in Ligue 1 on matchday 6. IMAGES

    19/09/2021 - AFPTV - First images

More videosNews

Watch video of  - DemainEntreprendre - épisode 12 - Label : Economie wallonne -
News

DemainEntreprendre - épisode 12

29/04/2021 12:55:32