September 1914 – Chantilly, a small tourist town, is transformed into a rear-front town. In a few months Joffre's General Headquarters settled in town with hundreds of soldiers replacing the tourists and the racing public.

Chantilly became the place for all military and strategic decisions. As for the inhabitants, they gradually discover the curfew, the military hospitals and ambulances, the refugees, the camouflage workshops, the German prisoners...

So many upheavals evoked by this visit, from the Hôtel du Grand Condé to the Villa Poiret, passing by the statue of Marshal Joffre and the war memorial to discover a crucial period in our local and national history.


  • From 20 people





à partir de 10 €

The price includes

The guided tour by a certified guide-lecturer.

The price does not include

Transportation and personal expenses.

Specific information

Options and particularities

- Supplement on Sundays, public holidays and from 6 p.m.:
20 € for the group.
- Visit in English possible with a supplement of €20 for the group.

- Visits possible every day by reservation.
- Bring good shoes
- Beyond 30 people, a second guide will be requested.