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Abbaye de Chaalis

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Domaine de Chaalis, 60300 Fontaine-Chaalis, Senlis, France
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to this former abbey/chateau now a museum. Mdm. Jacquemart-Andre's collection gathered on her many trips all over the world is outstanding and varied. When she willed it to France it was with the stipulation that it cannot be changed. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 26 October 2017

There is a lot here. There are stunning Abbey ruins that are interesting, but especially beautiful. There is a lovely restored chapel. Also really good rose gardens, even in October. Lastly there is the Chateau which is eclectic. The one problem with it is that...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank huntejk
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This was the country home of Nelie Jacquemart, an avid collector of eclectic art. Many of the pieces contained in the museum were collected by her on her many forays around the world in the 19th and 20th century. This museum is a hidden gem,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Visit this abbey if you like old abbey ruins, and if you know the Jacquemart André Muséum, as this was the residence of Nelly Jacquemart. The two combined made a delightful day out for us, especially in a sunny day.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Tersparis
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This was local to where we stayed in Ermenonville and decided to have a look. The building is derelict but there is plenty of it being enjoyed by many nesting swifts. It must have been impressive when complete. The grounds are extensive but marred by...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank burgundyLondon
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The abbey at Chaalis, which flourished in the 13th and 14th centuries, subsequently fell into disrepair during the 16th century and later; rather like many English abbeys following Henry 8's dissolution of the monasteries, leaving the ruins that are visible today. In addition to the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank RossendaleMancunian
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful and serene place! Magnificent grounds to stroll in with beautiful ruins as well as the gorgeous chateau, Abbey and chapel the chapel is a real gem. Lovely tour of the Perfumery and workshop where you can see how perfume is made, what...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Pretty grounds and ruins of the abbaye, but the highlight is the chapel. Don't miss the quirky gargoyles (snail, dinosaur, etc.), and especially the restored inside frescoes from Primaticcio, the 16th-century italian painter primarily famous for his work at the Chateau of Fontainebleau.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank jhugon
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Loved this little place. Really tranquil and well worth a visit. The little tea room on site is reasonably priced and the museum is well worth a look around. The gardens are beautiful and the kids just loved running free. It wasn't overly busy so...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank LisaLEssex
Reviewed 13 June 2015

This a good visit to plan in the area. The chateau is a museum with lots of antiques and it offers a peak into the past of the house. It could do with a revamp but still worth it. There is a very nice rose...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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