Side Trips from Paris Sights

Grandes Écuries (Grand Stables)

  • 7 rue du Connétable Map It
  • Chantilly
  • Fodor's Choice

Fodor's Review

The grandest stables in France were built by Jean Aubert in 1719 to accommodate 240 horses and 500 hounds used for stag- and boar-hunting in the forests nearby. Now with 30 breeds of horses and ponies living here in straw-lined comfort, the palatial stables function as the Musée Vivant du Cheval (Living Horse Museum). This fascinating facility, which reopened in 2013 after a two-year renovation, isn’t just for horse lovers. Equine history is explored through an array of artifacts, prints, paintings, textiles, sculptures, equipment, and weaponry. Visitors can also enjoy the elaborate horse shows and dressage demonstrations scheduled year-round. Check the website for dates and times.

Sight Information


7 rue du Connétable, Chantilly, 60500, France

Map It



Sight Details:

  • Stables included in château ticket; horse shows €21; dressage demonstrations €11
  • Apr.–Oct., Wed.–Mon. 10–5; Jan.–Mar., Wed.–Mon. 1–5; Dec., Wed.–Mon. 2–5


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Side Trips from Paris

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss



No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.