D & I took a combined pass that gave us visits to not only the château ( also called Musée/ Condé Museum), but also the Horse museum & the huge park. This is located in a city called Chantilly, in the Picardie region ( a half hour’s train ride from gare du Nord in Paris).
We did the first two but just partially for the Museum and no time for the park.
I am letting D open the festivities with some of his photos of the Horse museum. He did a better job on his camera in the poor inner light than I did.
The horse museum is in two parts; the grandes écuries/ great stables with real and very beautiful horses, ponies and a mule in their boxes.
These are a few highlights from the museum part, courtesy D:
Wooden horse the entrance to the museum rooms.
Leather chaps for a cowboy!
Spurs from the US.
Algerian spurs. These super pointy ones did not reassure us.
Uniform for a rider of the equivalent of the French “pony express”.
Detail on an army of tin soldiers.
Royal horsemen and their horses.
An authentic jockey weighing station!
My personal favorite of the museum, merry-go-round horses!
Tu as fait du beau travail, D/ Great job, honey!
I have some real horses for the next time. Have a wonderful Monday.