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Explore Chantilly: A Day Trip Gem From Paris

Embark on a Chantilly day trip from Paris for a delightful escape to this historic town, just a short distance away. Chantilly enchants visitors with its rich history, picturesque landscapes, and cultural treasures, including the magnificent Château de Chantilly and its surrounding gardens.

Photo: Château de Chantilly / Jan Wlodarczyk / Alamy Stock Photo


Start your journey by taking a direct train from Gare du Nord to Chantilly-Gouvieux station, a convenient 25-minute ride. From there, a short taxi or shuttle drive of about 10 minutes transports you to the heart of Chantilly. If you prefer driving, the scenic route from Paris to Chantilly takes approximately 45 minutes, covering 50 kilometers (31 miles). To enhance your visit, opt for our Chateau de Chantilly Private Tour Package. This includes convenient transportation from Paris to Chantilly and back, ensuring a hassle-free experience.


Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the beauty of Chantilly. Explore the majestic Château de Chantilly, a masterpiece of French architecture surrounded by sprawling gardens designed by André Le Nôtre. Marvel at the art collections housed within the château, including the Condé Museum with its impressive paintings and manuscripts.

Auberge du Jeu de Paume

For a luxurious stay, consider the Auberge du Jeu de Paume. Nestled amidst tranquil surroundings, this elegant hotel offers comfortable accommodations, a spa for relaxation, and gourmet dining experiences. It’s the perfect retreat after a day exploring Chantilly.

Dining Options

When it’s time to dine, Chantilly offers a variety of culinary delights. Indulge in French cuisine at La Capitainerie, a restaurant overlooking the Grand Canal with dishes ranging from €15 to €25 per person.

Complete your gastronomic journey with a visit to L’Auberge du Jeu de Paume’s own restaurant, offering gourmet meals averaging €50 to €100 per person.

Living Horse Museum (Musée du Cheval)

Beyond its historical splendor, Chantilly invites exploration of its cultural attractions. Visit the Living Horse Museum (Musée du Cheval) to learn about the equestrian heritage of Chantilly, or stroll through the Chantilly Forest for a peaceful nature walk.

Chantilly offers a blend of history, natural beauty, and culinary delights. Whether exploring the Château de Chantilly, savoring French cuisine, or unwinding at the Auberge du Jeu de Paume, this day trip promises a memorable escape from Paris. Include Chantilly in your Parisian itinerary for an enriching experience. Contact us today to plan your perfect Chantilly day trip!

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