1. Learn all about the Château de Chantilly
With its elegant turrets and wide moat, the Château de Chantilly could be straight out of the Loire Valley, rebuilt in Renaissance style in the 1870s. It was here that the Duke of Aumale lived after more than twenty years’ exile in London following the 1848 revolution. The son of the last King of France, Louis-Philippe, he is considered the ultimate collector of his time, and the range of paintings at Chantilly is second only to that of the Louvre.