A veritable temple to the glory of the horse, this architectural masterpiece was built between 1719 and 1735 by Jean Aubert. Designed to house up to 240 horses and 500 dogs, it is made up of two naves 70 m long around a dome culminating at 28 m in height. The equestrian soul of the Duke of Aumale will make the place sublime. From 1830, he refurbished the Grandes Ecuries to house the horses acquired during his stay in Algeria. He destroyed the stalls in the East wing to build a carousel and had 5m by 5m boxes rebuilt in the West wing. At the same time, he gave birth to the hippodrome: the first races took place in 1834, and the Prix de Diane was created in 1843. 300 years later, from the statue representing him on his mare Pélagie at the West entrance to the small plaques black horses bearing the name of its former horses, passing through the Horse Museum: the Grandes Ecuries bear the unfailing imprint of the Duke of Aumale The Grandes Ecuries of the Château de Chantilly are home to 30 show horses and offer daily equestrian and three shows a year! Discover the Horse Museum, inaugurated in June 2013 in the 15 rooms of the Cour des Remises des Grandes Ecuries. Both an art museum and an ethnological museum, its aim is to discover the importance of the relationship between man and horse since the beginning of civilizations. Nearly 200 objects and works of art: paintings, prints, sculptures, manuscripts, equestrian equipment...


  • Specific thematic animation
  • Children's workshop


  • Guided tour: no
  • Free visit: yes

Tour languages

  • French
  • English



  • Restaurant


  • Bar, cafeteria, tea room, snack bar
  • Bathroom
  • Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Toll parking


Child rate 17 €
Child rate 24 €
Adult rate 22 €
Adult rate 30 €

Means of payment

  • Bank card
  • Bank checks
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash

Specific information

Information medium


Visit booklet



From 21 January to 24 March
Monday Open from 10h30 à 17h
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Open from 10h30 à 17h
Thusday Open from 10h30 à 17h
Friday Open from 10h30 à 17h
Saturday Open from 10h30 à 17h
Sunday Open from 10h30 à 17h
From 24 March to 22 October
Monday Open from 10h à 18h
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Open from 10h à 18h
Thusday Open from 10h à 18h
Friday Open from 10h à 18h
Saturday Open from 10h à 18h
Sunday Open from 10h à 18h