The Pavillon de Manse built in 1678 is also called Moulin des Princes. It houses the Great Waters Machine of the princes and the hydraulic machines of the Duke of Aumale.

Admire the Manse machine (named after the hydraulic engineer Jacques de Manse) which was used to raise spring water from a well to a reservoir to distribute it to the fountains, waterfalls and water jets that adorned the princely garden "Great Waters".

This exceptional machine was reconstructed by the Pavillon Jacques de Manse association, which now manages the premises.

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Watch the Duc d'Aumale's ballet of machines and listen to the song of the water flowing through the rooms. Their function was to supply drinking water to the town of Chantilly.

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End with the Duke's laundry, one of the most modern for the end of the 19th century!

A leap in time, a visit to an unknown industrial heritage, playful, accessible to all and fun with experiments to carry out to understand everything about the operation of the Mill.

Family entertainment

During the school holidays, the Pavillon de Manse organises science workshops, family visits, family workshops, treasure hunts...Find out more about the programme on their website:
More informations

The Pavillon de Manse is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to 6pm, closed on Mondays.
Closed on Mondays, May 1, December 24-25-31 and the whole month of January outside school holidays.

Until 30 June 2023 :

Tuesday to Friday:
Free tour (approx. 45 min): Tuesday to Friday from 2pm to 6pm (last entry at 5pm)
Guided discovery tour (approx. 45 min): Tuesday to Friday at 4.15pm (except 18-19 May)

Saturday and Sunday:
Visits at 2.15pm (except 25 June), 3.15pm and 4.15pm.
Meet in the paved courtyard of the Pavilion.
Weekend visits are guided (except 20-21 May and 10-11 June).
Exceptional closure on the weekend of 17-18 June.


From 15 May to 30 June
Monday Closed
Tuesday Open from 14h à 18h
Wednesday Open from 14h à 18h
Thusday Open from 14h à 18h
Friday Open from 14h à 18h
Saturday Open from 14h à 18h
Sunday Open from 14h à 18h

Closed on the weekend of 17 and 18 June

From 19 September to 29 December
Monday Closed
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thusday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Child rate 3 €
Child rate 3 €
Child rate 3 €
Child rate 8 €
Adult rate 7 €
Adult rate 10 €
Adult rate 12 €
Adult rate 8 €



Pavilion of Manse – Moulin des Princes
34 Cascade Street

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