Musée Vivant du Cheval
Potager des Princes
This is part of the Grand Château’s parkland.
Château de Chantilly
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Chevaux en Fête Animation Équestre
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Lonely Planet review
The Grand Château’s Grandes Écuries (Grand Stables), built between 1719 and 1740 to house 240 horses and over 400 hounds, are next to Chantilly’s famous Hippodrome (Racecourse), inaugurated in 1834. Today the stables house the Musée Vivant du Cheval , whose 30 pampered and spoiled equines live in luxurious wooden stalls built by Louis-Henri de Bourbon, the seventh Prince de Condé, who was convinced he would be reincarnated as a horse (hence the extraordinary grandeur). Displays, which were under renovation at the time of research, cover everything from riding equipment to horse toys to portraits, drawings and sculptures of famous nags. The last tickets for the museum are sold one hour before it closes.