Region and surrounding area: A campus at the heart of a fascinating region

The Campus benefits from an exclusive setting: historic heritage, equestrian tradition, and exceptional forest.

Chantilly, exceptional city

The city of Chantilly boasts a rich historic heritage. Born of a château, it was progressively developed in the 18th century. Starting from the 19th century, the equestrian activity accelerated the city’s renown.

The Domaine de Chantilly, an exceptional site

The heart of the Domaine de Chantilly, its château, now houses the Musée Condé, France’s premier museum (after the Louvre) for ancient painting pre-dating 1850. Composed of more than a dozen rooms, it contains more than 800 masterpieces of French, Italian, Flemish and British painting. Additional attractions at the estate include a horse museum and 115 hectares of parks and gardens designed by Le Nôtre.

A forest worth a fairy tale!

Owned by l’Institut de France, the Forêt de Chantilly stretches across 6,300 hectares. It is home to numerous fauna, including stags, does, roebucks, wild boar… But it is best known for its 47 kilometers of sandy walkways, used as training tracks by race horses at the Chantilly race track.

It can be crossed on horseback, on foot, or on bicycle.

Equestrian disciplines, the soul of Chantilly

Chantilly is one of the most beautiful places in the world for horse racing, with:

  • the Chantilly racetrack, created in 1834, on 65 hectares at the edge of a forest, in front of the Grandes Écuries, who organize numerous events each year (the Grand Prix du Jockey-Club, the Prix de Diane, etc.).
  • an intensive training center for race horses with more than 3,000 “pure-blood” horses,
  • the Polo Club installed on a 205-hectare world heritage site, which offers many services to companies: sponsoring, races, training sessions, dressage and other events throughout the season.