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Occupying the mesmerizing Chantilly castle, Musée Condé is home to an extensive assemblage of nearly 2500 drawings and paintings. The museum also boasts of a library containing 1500 manuscripts, including 200 illuminated ones. The most popular one is the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry manuscript. Portrait miniatures, prints, antiques and decorative arts also adorn the museum shelves. Musée Condé also exhibits one of the country's most important display of old master artworks which consist majorly of French and Italian paintings.
Un château du XVIe siècle fut transformé en parc, centre d'activités, espace d'exposition, restaurant et boutique de cadeaux. Il y a même un musée sur les chevaux vivants, incluant plusieurs races de chevaux et présentant des spectacles équestres. Ce château de la Renaissance à Chantilly est situé dans des collines vallonnées couvertes de hêtres. Alors profitez d'une journée par ici, c'est fait pour rajeunir!
Apart from castles and gardens, France is also known for its lush green forests along the picturesque countryside. One such forested area is the Ermenonville Forest in Oise. One of the large forested areas in the region, it houses many species of flora and fauna. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, the forest is probably well known for its location being the site where the Turkish Airline Flight 981, crash landed in the forest causing 346 causalities. The forest has a small memorial for the victims of this accident.
A gigantic establishment in the Essonne department of France is the Chateau de Chamarande. The present estate belongs to the 17th Century when it will expanded by Jean Hurault. He added more residences to the original structure and today the place also has a commanderie or a les communs. It is an underground well maintained area which houses many exhibitions and art shows. Beyond the estate is the castle lawn or garden which is touted as one of the most remarkable gardens in France. It hosts many events, story-telling contests, and film and dance concerts.