Dine in style at Domaine de Chantilly near Paris
A new tour to discover the art of French fine dining as it was for the Princes of Chantilly is now available at the Domaine de Chantilly, close to Paris, for groups of up to 25 people. The site was built up from the Middle Ages and today it is home to a château, gardens and the Great Stables.
The tour takes you on a voyage of discovery through the history of French fine dining, its tableware and its conventions. During the reign of Louis XIV, the Château de Chantilly was the focal point for great celebrations and sumptuous dinners orchestrated by François Vatel, the famous maître d’hotel of Louis II de Bourbon, Prince of Condé – the Grand Condé.
As part of a discovery workshop, a table will be dressed for the occasion, and activities will include reading menus, handling cutlery and an introduction to the niceties of polite dining.
Options include an introduction to the famous Chantilly cream with the experts of the Confrérie des Chevaliers Fouetteurs de Crème Chantilly, a self-guided tour of the Château de Chantilly (The Great Apartments, Art Galleries, Library and Chapel) and a self-guided tour of the Park and Gardens.