Friday, November 15, 2013

Chateau de Chantilly

Another day off and we headed off to visit another Chateau.  This Chateau was different from the other places we have visited.  The grounds themselves are beautiful.  There has been a structure here since the 1200's, but the existing chateau is from the mid 1800s.  The real highlight of this chateau is the stable.  The horses were very neat to see in their stables and the horse museum was very interesting.  It would be worth coming back when they have one of their shows scheduled.

A family photo!  The kids loved the audio guides.  The art collection here was very impressive.  

Sitting outside the main house.

Getting out and about with a 3 week old has its challenges, but he only needed to eat once on this little excursion.

Nannie surprised the kids with their own plastic horse figures.  

I meant to bring a carrier for Malachi, but I left it sitting in the kitchen.  Instead we got to push a stroller on cobblestones, I will not make that mistake again.

One famous thing about Chantilly is the fact that it is the home of whipped cream.  We grabbed a treat on the way out of town, a warm waffle with fresh whipped cream on top.  Yum!

Interesting fact, if you think of Chantilly Lace when you hear the name, this is the place the lace originated, but it has not been made or sold here since the 1700s.  There is another city in France and a city in Belgium where you will find the lace made today.

1 comment:

  1. Our favorite of the several we have been to. Loved how inhabitable it was compared the colder, darker typical chateau.
    Lovely weather it appears too...:)