By: Nick Cannone
Chateau de Chantilly
The Chateau de Chantilly is located in Chantilly, France. The town of Chantilly is a small town located 23 miles northeast of Paris. The complex is comprised of two buildings, the Petit Chateau and the Grand Chateau. The Grand Chateau was destroyed during the French Revolution, though it was rebuilt in 1870. The Petit Chateau, the oldest part of the complex still in existence and was designed by Bullant. The Petit Chateau was built in 1560 for Anne de Montmorency. Today, the Chateau de Chantilly is owned by the French Art Institute, and houses the Musee Conde, one of the finest collections of art in the world. The Chateau de Chantilly represents the shift to humanism during the time period. The Chateau embodies many statues of people and animals, no gods. I find this piece interesting because not only is the combination of the building's architecture on land and over the water sensational, but the fact that it is still standing today while many other buildings of its kind are not is truly amazing. Some interesting facts about the Chateau de Chantilly is that President Nixon deeply admired it, and wished that he could visit it more frequently. Also, many movies have been filmed at the Chateau, most notably are The Pink Panther and multiple James Bond movies.
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