Le musée de Condé (le château de Chantilly)

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:

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Take a seat and admire.

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I was LOVING this couple.

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Bust of the founder of the art collection, the Duc d’Aumale.

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Fancy embroidered chairs.

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IIntimate little “cabinets”, with fancy chairs and paintings.

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The flowered lady.

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More glimmer…

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I loved this quaint music room in a sunny corner.

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An “Oriental” themed paintings.

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The restaurer’s brushes…

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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:

http://www.domainedechantilly.com/en

Have a great weekend and hoping to see you  on Sunday! We will post the drawing results on Sunday right after the drawing.

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6 thoughts on “Le musée de Condé (le château de Chantilly)

  1. Lovely place with a very classical background. I love taking pictures of strangers in museums and other touristic places, just to capture the look of wonder on their faces.

    1. Hi Zhu,
      I like classical places because of several reasons. One is just the sheer pleasure of seeing beautiful objects & surroundings.
      People are very interesting in such places… Their wonder is often a pleasure to experience.
      Bises.

  2. OH my gosh…..I just opened the link and saw how HUGE and gorgeous and overwhelming it is! Well, overwhelming in a good sense…..you could spend the week plus and never see it all! WOW.
    I was feeling overwhelmed with the content of the first room you showed and the ornateness of the architecture–holy cow! What an amazing place.

    1. Hi Mel,
      Oh yes; a visitor would need more than a day to completely enjoy the expérience. I understand you; it is kind of trippy to be a rooom full of fine art everywhere! Where to look? So many beautiful things
      To experience.

      It is quite an experience for the price of a ticket.
      Have a nice weekend xo.

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