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Chantilly is a commune in the Oisemarker department in northern Francemarker.

It is in the metropolitan area of Parismarker 38.4 km. (23.9 miles) north-northeast from the centre of Paris.

Chantilly and six neighbouring communes form an urban area of 36,474 inhabitants (1999 census).

The Château de Chantillymarker was home of the princes of Condé, cousins of the kings of France. Chantilly is also known for its horse racing track, the Chantilly Racecoursemarker, and the Living Museum of the Horsemarker, with stables built by the Princes of Condé. In 1995 Chantilly twinned with the racing town of Epsom and Ewellmarker in Surreymarker, Englandmarker.

Chantilly gave its name to Chantilly cream, popularised by the "maître d'hôtel"of the princes of Condé, François Vatel.


The local economy is mostly tourism.


Chantilly is served by Chantilly – Gouvieuxmarker station on Paris RER line D and on regional rail lines.

Places of interest

The Great Stables

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