Château de Chantilly is bequeathed to the Institut de France by the duc d’Aumale

Henri d’Orléans, duc d’Aumale, bequeathed the Château de Chantilly to the Institute on Octobre 25th, 1886.

The estate, one of the jewels of French heritage, includes the château, the stables, the park and the forest of Chantilly, as well as the collections of the Musée Condé. The Institut de France strictly respects the wishes of the Duke of Aumale: its mission is to maintain the estate, to open it to the public, and to preserve the collection by neither moving the exhibited works nor lending them. Today, visitors can still discover this extraordinary site as the Duke of Aumale imagined and designed.

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