Cultural Activities

Chantilly Arts & Elegance

For the past few years, the Domaine de Chantilly has served as the exceptional venue for the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille — an automobile competition featuring the world’s most beautiful vintage cars organized by Peter Auto. The next show will return to Chantilly in July 2019 (the event is now held in odd numbered years).

Equestrian Performances

The Great Stables (Grandes Écuries) at the Domaine de Chantilly are an architectural masterpiece of the eighteenth century designed by the architect Jean Aubert and commissioned by Louis-Henri, Duke of Bourbon. This “horse palace” houses the Museum of the Horse and is home to a team of talented riders and their horses, donkeys, and ponies. Currently led by Artistic Director, Sophie Bienaimé, the troupe has delighted and entertained thousands of visitors for over thirty years with equestrian shows and dressage demonstrations performed under the majestic dome of the Great Stables.

The Best of the Great Stables

In 2019, this remarkable ensemble will present the following schedule of performances:

  • December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019: “Songe d’une nuit d’hiver ” (A Midwinter’s Dream)
  • March 31, 2019 – June 30, 2019: “Nature”
  • July 17, 2019 – August 18, 2019: “Fantaisies équestres” (Equestrian fantasies)
  • September 15, 2019 – November 3, 2019: “Nature”
  • December 1, 2019 – January 5, 2020: “Contes et légendes de Noël” (Christmas tales and legends)
 To learn more about the riding troupe behind these captivating productions, explore the Grandes Écuries blog or their Facebook page.

Chantilly Flower Show

May 17, 2019 – May 19, 2019

In 2015, the Domaine de Chantilly assumed the organization of the semi-annual Flower Show previously held at the Domaine de Courson. The arrival of the Flower Show to the gardens and parks at Chantilly has been met with great success with a crowd exceeding 30,000. Over 250 exhibitors – nurseries, horticulturists and professionals from the plant trade – offer visitors the possibility to purchase plants, flowers, shrubs and to obtain advice on maintaining their gardens. Several workshops and conferences are also organized on several horticultural subjects. The next edition will be held May 17, 2019 – May 19, 2019.

 To learn more about the Chantilly Flower Show, please visit the Domaine de Chantilly website.

Pique-nique en blanc

For the first time, the Domaine de Chantilly is hosting a festive evening inviting members of the public to come dressed in white and to dine on the grounds of the Château in the enchanting English garden which will be illuminated for the occasion. The event this year took place on Saturday, June 23 2018.

For more information about this event, please visit the Domaine de Chantilly website.