This is the last leg of our expedition to the Château de Chantilly and the best part of le château; le musée/museum Condé.
This museum WAS founded in 1886 when the Duc of Aumale, owner of the château donated the building to a foundation called l’Institut de France. This is a foundation that regroup five academies of arts and sciences. In the musée Condé are collections of ancient paintings, drawings, “objets d’art”, stamps and even old photographs ( we missed that this time).
Scattered among apartments with old furniture. and artwork, there was an eyeful. It was easy to lose track of time admiring and wandering.
This is only a tiny sample:
Take a seat and admire.
I was LOVING this couple.
Bust of the founder of the art collection, the Duc d’Aumale.
Fancy embroidered chairs.
IIntimate little “cabinets”, with fancy chairs and paintings.
The flowered lady.
I loved this quaint music room in a sunny corner.
An “Oriental” themed paintings.
The restaurer’s brushes…
A restauration project.
I am sending the link foe the “domaine de Chantilly” in English, please, if anyone is interested in visiting this beautiful site:
Have a great weekend and hoping to see you on Sunday! We will post the drawing results on Sunday right after the drawing.