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Wonderful hotel in Chantilly – Auberge du Jeu de Paume *****

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Want to live like a prince or a princess for a day? In romantic and calm surroundings. Then no need to search anymore. Only 45 min. from Paris at the historical site Chantilly, the 5 starred hotel Auberge du Jeu de Paume invites you to an unforgettable experience filled with magic, well-being and gastronomy in lavish surroundings. Discover it with me here.

The historical Domaine de Chantilly

When I arrived at Chantilly I was met by a big and beautiful forest area. The silence was spreading and the noise and pollution from the city were replaced by birdsong and fresh air.

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The luxurious hotel Auberge du Jeu de Paume ***** 

I checked in at the amazing 5 starred hotel Auberge du Jeu de Paume. The perfect point of departure for exploring the Chantilly Castle, the Great Stables and the hippodrome…and an extraordinary place it itself. A hotel not to miss out on. 

Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly *****As I walked down the long white corridors it was with the body full of excitement…

Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly *****And when I entered the elegant luxury room time stopped for a while. I sad down on the king size bed and thought to myself “what an amazing place”. A piece of heaven. I haven´t experienced a calm like this for a long time. And this is when I discovered the private terrace overlooking the beautiful garden of the Chantilly castle. I opened the doors and a big smile appeared on my face! Amazing!! I felt like a princess who had just arrived at her favorite castle.

5 starred hotel in chantillyAnd I guess I was not the only one who felt like that…

Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly *****I loved the room´s decoration. A wall with Jouy fabrics in warm colors that reminded me of them from a castle, but sophisticated and modern. Wherever I looked refined luxury materials caught my eyes…Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly *****Even when I stepped into the bathroom I was met by shining marble…I loved this place. Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly *****

Romantic dinner at the chic “Jardin d´hiver” bistro.

After having enjoyed my amazing room, I went downstairs to have dinner at the chic bistro “Jardin d´hiver” – the winter garden. A fabulous place to enjoy your dinner in romantic and quiet settings.

Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly ***** I looked out at the beautiful winter garden with a dreamy look while a glass of excellent Louis Roederer rosé champagne from 2011 was being served…

Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly *****  And what a delight to see the dinner being prepared just in front of me. Like entering the universe of the grand chefs and being trusted a part of their secrets: How to prepare an exquisite french cuisine based on fresh and seasonal products. Amazing.

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Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly *****The amuse bouche – a Zucchini cream with chive oil was being served. Its soft texture made it to lay on the tongue and cover it like a soft duvet.

Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly ***** And the starter, a Confis fois gras with marinated strawberries and grains of paradise was served. I appreciated the harmony between the soft fois gras, the crispy bread and the sweet strawberries. A real delicacy.

IMG_3407 Then I tasted the white asparagus from Southwest with bottarga and creamy arugula. Fresh and tasty, with a touch of pepper. I couldn´t get enough of those. 

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Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly ***** And in the choice of water, I found the ‘Chateldon’ perfect for the occasion. This water was recommended by the king’s doctor for its good properties. 

Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly *****For the main course I chose a nice glass of Pomerol red wine. Round and strong, with a taste of very mature cherries. Perfect for the meet.

Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly *****The “Black angus” beef steak with shallot jus and sweet potatoes. Very tender. It almost disappeared in the mouth without any effort. I loved it. Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly *****For dessert I had a Rhubarb and vanilla cake..again a great combination between bitter and sweet.

I can only say that when I went back to my room I thought “if only I could go back and experience this dinner once again”.

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Relaxation at the wonderful Valmont spa.

Next morning I went directly to the luxurious Spa Valmont at the Auberge du Jeu de Paume Chantilly.

Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly *****A magical place filled with calm and well-being…where my senses were taken on a spellbinding journey.

Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly ***** The time stood still from the moment I dived into the turquoise blue water with a perfect temperature. 

Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly *****And surrounded by a Middle East inspired decoration. I felt like traveling even further. An etraordinary moment of relaxation.

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Amazing breakfast at the terrace

After the Spa I had breakfast on the terrace. Here I reached the peak of happiness. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the peace from the idyllic Chantilly castle´s garden brought me back to nature. An ephemeral breeze made me feel like a bird flying over the garden, inhaling the fresh air. Liberating.

Auberge du jeu de paume Chantilly *****And the breakfast in itself was delicious. Fresh juice, coffee, pancakes, croissant, eggs etc. Everything you can dream of for a morning meal. And the good news is that when you order your breakfast YOU CHOSE your meal.

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The splendors of the Domaine de Chantilly.

After a good morning meal, I went out to explore the area. 

First I visited the Château de Chantilly, which has been home to both Orgemont, Montmorency, Condé and Aumale…Auberge jeu de paume

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The Duke of Aumale, son of King Louis-Phillip was one of the greatest collectors of his time. Thanks to him you can discover more than 3000 works in the Library. And the Condé Museum, which is considered to hold the richest painting collection in France after that of Louvre.

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After the visit I rented a golf car for an hour. An excellent way to discover the beautiful garden of the castle. I had great fun.

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Chantilly is also known for its horse racing track, where prestigious races are held for the prix du Jockey Club and the prix de Diane. I was impressed by the big stables, built by the Princes of Condé. Here you can see the beautiful horses and ponies.

Auberge jeu de paumeAfter my visit it was time to leave the hotel. They parked our car in front of the hotel and as I stepped into it and waved goodbye it was with a nostalgic look in my eyes. It had been such a pleasure to be there, so it was difficult to leave again.

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You can find the wonderful Auberge du Jeu de Paume Chantilly here.