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October 04 2013

A weekend in the countryside between Senlis and Chantilly

Beauty, nature, history, equestrian sport and good food near Paris ?

Plume Voyage takes you for a weekend between Senlis and Chantilly, in the valley of the Nonette , near the forest of Halatte for you to discover the charm of this countryside rich in good addresses.

Alley in Senlis
Texts & photos: PLUMESenlis map
  • Senlis and Chantilly

    Cobbled streets, mysterious gates behind which lurk magnificent mansions, a Gothic cathedral and Gallo Roman ramparts, half-timbered houses, Senlis preserves a legacy of discreet luxury and charm. We must hang on the outskirts of this small town and visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame representative of the Gothic era, built between the XII and XII century and built on the model of the Basilica of Saint Denis. Abbey, castle, college, old arenas, monasteries and hotels reflect a rich heritage that the city preserves “protected area” in order to preserve the historic character.

  • Côté Jardin, a building of the 16th century

    It is in a 16th century mansion near the town hall of Senlis that Francine Patenotte installed its guest house “I dreamed of making this twenty years ago! “. After selling the Porte Bellon restaurant, the owner finally realized her dream there two years ago, helped by his mother and his brother and opened this charming address. The five rooms have been created in the central part of the house between a courtyard and garden. Careful and attentive care has been taken to each all with views of the cathedral, on the roofs of the old town or the teeming garden. And little more significant because very rare in Senlis summer, a wooden pool, hidden in the garden can accommodate guests of this house like no other .
    25, rue de Paris 60300 Old Senlis
    tel: + 33 3 44 53 69 04


  • Association Renaissance, a charity shop in Senlis

    Nana welcomes in this flea market boutique in the middle of dozens of cats. She offers treasures, furniture, lamps, vases, fireplaces from Picardy, doors from the 13th century, art deco dresser, provided by donors for its Association Renaissance. For 16 years, the association is responsible for isolated and dependent people, young and old, and creates a bond with them, offering a listening caregivers in administrative procedures, nourishing and housing. Nana also motivates them to use art and culture as a basis for action.
    13 Rue Léon Fautrat
    60300 Senlis
    03 44 55 29 71

  • Aunette Cottage

    This boutique hotel, located in Chamant, two kilometers from Senlis gives the feeling of being with friends. Installed in typical long houses in the area, the rooms are individually decorated and bright. They overlook a garden in the middle of the forest, or on paved courtyards. The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Madliger and nephews get your family at home.
    9-11 Rue Alain de Rothschild 60300 Chamant
    Tel: +33


  • Auberge du Jeu de Paume, a Relais & Chateaux in Chantilly

    Located between Chantilly Castle Park and the Great Stables, the hotel opened its doors in 2012. It is listed in the guide for Relais & Chateaux and has achieved a Michelin star for his restaurant’s table Connétable with the control of the young chef Arnaud Faye.
    Toile de Jouy , Italian marble Louis XV style furniture, velvet and park views of Chantilly or courtyard for all rooms and a new spa with care cream Chantilly welcome visitors.
    4 Rue du Constable 60500 Chantilly

  • The Open House is a firm favorite

    Bernard Sagliocco initially officiated restaurant Bains Douches with the Thai chef Thiou, who had eponymous restaurants in Paris, worked in Pacific Palisades, 80s must address, before returning to his native region to create the Open House with its wife Marie, near the Polo Club Apremont. He made one of the best restaurants and one of the most sought after addresses in the area with the menu, natural, seasonal produce, meat quality oysters Sorlut, the king crab house Petrosian. Veal chops with mushrooms and crying tiger, revisited how Bernard and friendly welcome in a comfortable setting, a must in the country!
    2 Rue de la Haute Pommeraie 60300 Apremont
    Tel: 03 44 26 49 90

  • The Polo Club Apremont

    Apremont installed on the grounds of the Institute of France , with nine playgrounds of 205 hectares on the outskirts of the forest of Chantilly and Halatte the Chantilly Polo Club is one of Europe’s biggest clubs. It organizes the most prestigious tournaments including the Open de France. This weekend will host the finals of the championship of France. Open to all, it also offers polo lessons for beginners and has a pony club for children.
    Farm Apremont Polo Club de Chantilly Rue de Verneuil, 60300 Apremont France. Tel: 00 33 (0) 3 44 64 04 30

  • The Castle of Chantilly and its park created by André Lenôtre

    The domain of Chantilly spreads out on 7800 hectars in the middle of the forest of Chantilly and is composed of the garden “à la française” created in 17th century by André Lenôtre for the Prince of Condé. Water fountains 5 meters high, a multitude of water places, an anglo-chinese garden,a little forest , sculptures and floors ” à la française” surroundind the castle in a very different way than the old gardens with a centre axe which does not go through the castle. Lenôtre transforms the place and uses numerous natural sources and the differents ground levels to create water places and gardens. Th domain is also composed of Le Potager des Princes, les Grandes Ecurie, the Musée Vivant du Cheval, the Maison de Sylvie, the Château d’Enghien, the Pavillon de Manse or the moulin de Princes that owns the hydrolic machine of Pinces of Condé.
    And to celebrate the 400 th anniversary of Lenôtre birth , the Domain of Chantilly created a perfume,”Jardins de Le Nôtre” by Irène Farmachidi and édited a catalogue for the exhibition “André Lenôtre and the Gardens of Chantilly” in the 17th and 18th century, a book by Nicole Garnier-Pelle, conservator of the Musée de Condé and organizing the exhibition,with the editions Somogy. The show “Ecuyères” that relates the dressing of “Haute Ecole des écuyères”of the Versailles court offers two visits at night on the 12 and 26 october of 2013.
    7 Rue du Connétable 60500 Chantilly
    03 44 27 31 80


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