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Paris: Chateau of Chantilly Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

1. Paris: Chateau of Chantilly Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Visit the entire Domaine de Chantilly at your leisure, 7,800 hectares located in one of the largest forests in Paris.  Explore the Château, which houses the Condé Museum. This is made up of the princely suites, an exceptional collection of paintings (over 800 masterpieces by artists such as Botticelli, Raphael, Poussin, and Delacroix), and a library and archives conserving over 13,000 works.  Visit the gardens for a magnificent panorama of the art of the Western garden, with the French-style garden designed by Le Nôtre in the 17th century, the 18th-century Anglo-Chinese garden housing the Hamlet that served as a model for Marie-Antoinette's Hamlet in the Petit Trianon in Versailles, and the 19th century English garden. Discover the Great Stables, which are a masterpiece of 18th-century architecture. They house the Museum of the Horse, which is home to over 200 objects and works of art dedicated to the equine world. All year long, the Great Stables propose magical equestrian shows.

Great Stables of Prince de Conde & Palace Chantilly

2. Great Stables of Prince de Conde & Palace Chantilly

On this 6-hour interactive tour, visit the famous Great Stables and the Living Museum of the Horse, getting close to the most expensive racers in the country before plunging into the history of the great noble family and broadening your knowledge of European history, architecture, art, ceremonies, traditions, and cuisine. Have a chance to see the masterpieces from Raphael, Poussin and few others in a stunning gallery before sitting down for a 3-course lunch in the restaurant which includes a starter, main, and dessert. Visit a library that has almost 1,500 manuscripts, making it the second-largest library in France for illuminated manuscripts after the National Library of France. This is the most famous and most admired "treasure" of the Château de Chantilly's collections and there over the 60,000 volumes of books.

Paris: 4-Day Museum Pass & Hop-On Hop-Off Seine River Boat

3. Paris: 4-Day Museum Pass & Hop-On Hop-Off Seine River Boat

See everything Paris has to offer with this 4-day hop-on, hop-off Seine cruise and museum pass. Spend 4 days visiting top museums like the Louvre and Centre Pompidou and see Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower from the river. With your 4-day Paris Museum Pass enjoy a golden ticket to the city's artistic and historical legacy. Enjoy access to: • Musée du Louvre • Arc de Triomphe • Musée d’Orsay • Musée de l’Armée • Tours de Notre-Dame • Musée national de l’Orangerie • Tombeau de Napoléon 1er • Centre Pompidou • Conciergerie • Musée Rodin • Sainte-Chapelle • Panthéon • Musée national d’Art modern • Musée national des Arts asiatiques • Guimet • Les Arts décoratifs • Musée des Arts et métiers • Musée de l’Assistance Publique, Hôpitaux de Paris • Musée du quai Branly • Musée Picasso Paris • Chapelle expiatoire • La Cinémathèque française • Musée du Cinéma • Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie • Musée national Eugène Delacroix • Musée des Égouts de Paris • Musée national de la Marine • Musée de la Monnaie • Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine • Musée national des Monuments français • Musée Gustave Moreau • Musée national du Moyen Âge, Thermes et hôtel de Cluny • Cité de la Musique, Musée de la Musique • Crypte archéologique de Notre-Dame • Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération • Musée des Plans-reliefs • Musée de la Poste See these sights: • Châteaux de Versailles et du Trianon • Château de Rambouillet • Maison d’Auguste Rodin à Meudon • Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis • Villa Savoye • Château de Vincennes • Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace • Musée d’Archéologie nationale de Saint-Germain-en-Laye • Musée national de la Céramique de Sèvres • Abbaye royale de Chaalis • Musée et domaine nationaux du Château de Compiègne • Musée Condé, Château de Chantilly • Musée départemental Maurice Denis • Château de Fontainebleau • Château de Maisons-Laffitte • Musée national des Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau • Château de Pierrefonds • Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs • Musée national de la Renaissance • Château d’Ecouen Complement your visits to Paris' art and historical sights with a 4-day ticket for a hop-on hop-off cruise. Stop at: • Notre-Dame Cathedral • Jardin des Plantes • Hôtel de Ville • Louvre Museum • Place de la Concorde • Eiffel Tower • Notre-Dame Cathedral • Saint-Germain-des-Prés • Musée d'Orsay • Invalide

Paris: Private Transfer from or to Beauvais Airport

4. Paris: Private Transfer from or to Beauvais Airport

Forget the stress or getting to your hotel or airport by booking a private transfer between Beauvais Airport and Paris, or the other way round. Easy pickup, directly at the arrival terminal of your flight! The meeting point is directly at the flight arrival terminal, our driver can be recognized by the name panel. Transfer service is available every day, from 7:00 AM until 21:00 PM. - exceptions may be applied for different times, national and international holidays. When you arrive at the airport, enjoy a comfortable and relaxing transfer service from Beauvais Airport to your hotel or apartment in Paris. Your driver will take care of you and will guide you to your destination in total comfort and safety. Please provide us you flight details. If you need a transfer for your flight departing from Beauvais Airport after your stay in Paris, book a transfer with a comfortable car which will take you to the airport from your hotel. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the landscape along the way.

Outdoor show : Discover the White Queen's castle

5. Outdoor show : Discover the White Queen's castle

Writer belonging to the romantic current and cursed poet, Gérard de Nerval grew up in Valois, this region located around Compiègne, Senlis and Chantilly. Shortly before his death, in his last collection of short stories, Les Filles du feu, he looks back on the happy memories of his youth, the dreams and disillusions of love, in a story that is both full of charm and tinged of nostalgia. Let yourself be taken to the Etangs de Commelles in Coye-la-forêt, where the White Queen's Castle is located. This haven of peace in the heart of the forest of Chantilly is one of the places where Nerval wliked to go and which he takes as the setting for his novel, Sylvie . The actress will play Aurélie, an actress adored by Nerval, whom she rejected for another. After the writer's death, she returns to a place he loved and perhaps regrets missing out on a great love. It is seated at the edge of the pond, in peace, that you will hear excerpts from Les Filles du feu and poems by Nerval. This story will transport you to the romantic 19th century and you will be able to relive the legends around the castle of the White Queen.

Discover the region of Chantilly through 2 outdoor shows

6. Discover the region of Chantilly through 2 outdoor shows

Let yourself be guided along a romantic itinerary that will make you discover the Oise as you have never seen it before. The artist invites you to follow the wanderings of Gérard de Nerval, a local child, from the Commelles ponds, a hidden place in the heart of the Chantilly forest, to the Jean-Jacques Rousseau park in Ermenonville. You can extend the walk to the majestic ruins of the abbey of Châalis by taking the writers' path. Two shows will be offered during this itinerary: Nerval and his muses at the Château de la Reine Blanche, located on the edge of the Etangs de Commelles; Rousseau and Nerval at Ermenonville. If you wish, two walks on footpaths are possible: the first (30 minutes) between the charming wash house of Coye-la-forêt and the ponds of Commelles, the second (1 hour) on the writers' path which connects the park Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Abbey of Châalis.

Discover Ermenonville through a show about famous Rousseau

7. Discover Ermenonville through a show about famous Rousseau

It was in Ermenonville that Jean-Jacques Rousseau spent the last of his life. He is buried on Poplar Island in a park that now bears his name. This English garden was designed according to the principles set out by Rousseau in La Nouvelle Héloïse . The artist offers you a stroll around the pond with a view of the most emblematic sites of this garden, in particular the cenotaph of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The artist will play Sylvie, eponymous character from the short story by Nerval, and great love of the writer. A tribute to Rousseau will be paid through the writings of Nerval ( Les Filles du feu ), a great admirer of the brilliant writer. Through the mouth of Sylvie, you will hear excerpts from La Nouvelle Héloïse which recounts the loves of Julie and Saint-Preux ... and recalls those of Nerval and Sylvie. Course of the event: - from the meeting point at the entrance to the park, the artist will take you to the edge of the pond. - you will then begin a walk around the pond with 4 picturesque stops, which will allow you to admire the most remarkable sites of the park while listening to extracts from the texts of Nerval and Rousseau.

Treasure Hunt in Paris

8. Treasure Hunt in Paris

With the SPIRALE EXPRESS, live a strong experience made of haunted places and other mysteries that populate the history of the city of light. During this race, teams of 2 to 6 people maximum, will compete on a titanic 5 kilometers course, divided into 1 quest on the 4 boroughs and 18 districts of the capital. Using your smartphone, find traces of the past, solve puzzles and reach goals that will allow you to harvest a maximum of fleur-de-lys and get the 2 artifacts from the Child tablet. These precious objects, unique in the world, represent the symbols of royalty but also hide a secret over 1000 years. By gathering them, you will be revealed the different locations of the legendary golden bees of Childeric and his treasure. If you reach the end of the game and the number of flowers of Lys requested, you will be rewarded with a magnificent weekend in Chantilly, tickets to an amusement park or passes to visit the Castles of our country. But be careful, as soon as the game starts you have very little time to face the trials of the SPIRAL EXPRESS, while avoiding in your race against time, this mysterious cult of assassins named the nameless order. If you do not arrive in time and time before closing the doors of each stage you will not get any reward to leave can be a dramatic end. Good luck!

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4.6 / 5

based on 242 reviews

The palace is beautiful and the place is like staying one night in the place and then doing the tour! The only thing is that you have to get to the place and if it is difficult to get there, it would be better if the same agency took you.

Great experience. It was a beautiful day, the castle and its huge and beautiful park must be visited. A tip, try to book the restaurant in the castle because at 14 the kitchens are closed, even in the restaurants of the town.

The castle is beautiful there were almost no people! When we left the castle, we went out to the gardens with a beautiful view of the castle. I felt like I was in a 100% recommended movie.

Chateau de Chantilly is beautiful. Plan to spend at least a few hours there. The grounds are lovely and the surrounding town is quaint.

It was a pity that the park closes at 20.00. But if not all was great!