Hameau de Chantilly
- This article is about the folly at the Château de Chantilly; for the Parisian hameau, see Hameau de Chantilly (Paris)Hameau de Chantilly (Paris)The Hameau de Chantilly in Paris was a group of cottages in the gardens of the Élysée Palace in Paris constructed by Bathilde, duchesse de Bourbon in 1787 in imitation of the Hameau de Chantilly at the Château de Chantilly, her principal residence.With the Revolution, she left the Élysée in 1792,...
The Hameau de Chantilly ('hamlet of Chantilly') is a folly
In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but either suggesting by its appearance some other purpose, or merely so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or other class of building to which it belongs...
in the park of the Château de Chantilly
Château de Chantilly
The Château de Chantilly is a historic château located in the town of Chantilly, France. It comprises two attached buildings; the Grand Château, destroyed during the French Revolution and rebuilt in the 1870s, and the Petit Château which was built around 1560 for Anne de Montmorency...
built in 1774 and consisting of seven rustic thatched cottages with luxurious interiors set in a garden.
Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé had his architect Jean-François Leroy
Jean-François Leroy was a French architect. For the Prince of Condé, he worked on the Château of Chantilly, the Palais Bourbon, and the Hôtel de Lassay, where he replaced Claude Billard Bélisard in 1780.- Biography :...
design seven rustic cottages for the grounds of the Château de Chantilly in 1774: le Salon 'the parlor', le Billard 'the billiard room', la Salle à manger 'the dining room', la Cuisine 'the kitchen', le Moulin 'the mill'; l'Étable 'the stables' and le Cabinet de lecture 'the reading room' no longer stand. The contrast between the rustic exteriors and the richly decorated interiors surprised and astonished guests. The success and reputation of this hamlet inspired Queen Marie-Antoinette
Marie Antoinette ; 2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793) was an Archduchess of Austria and the Queen of France and of Navarre. She was the fifteenth and penultimate child of Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I....
's Hameau de la reine in the gardens of the Petit Trianon
The Petit Trianon is a small château located on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles in Versailles, France.-Design and construction:...
at the Château de Versailles. The Revolution
The French Revolution , sometimes distinguished as the 'Great French Revolution' , was a period of radical social and political upheaval in France and Europe. The absolute monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed in three years...
spared the hamlet, which was restored by Henri d'Orléans, Duc d'Aumale when he returned to Chantilly in 1870.
In 2007-2008, the exteriors of the cottages were restored using period watercolors and engravings to guide the work; the original rich interiors, however, had disappeared during the 19th century.
Currently the mill houses a restaurant, Aux Goûters Champêtres.
In 1787, Bathilde d'Orléans
Louise Marie Thérèse Bathilde d'Orléans, Princess of Condé , was a French princess. She was sister of Philippe Égalité, the mother of the executed duc d'Enghien and aunt of Louis-Philippe King of the French...
, whose main residence was the Château de Chantilly, built a similar hameau in the gardens of the Élysée Palace
The Élysée Palace is the official residence of the President of the French Republic, containing his office, and is where the Council of Ministers meets. It is located near the Champs-Élysées in Paris....
, the Hameau de Chantilly (Paris)
Hameau de Chantilly (Paris)
The Hameau de Chantilly in Paris was a group of cottages in the gardens of the Élysée Palace in Paris constructed by Bathilde, duchesse de Bourbon in 1787 in imitation of the Hameau de Chantilly at the Château de Chantilly, her principal residence.With the Revolution, she left the Élysée in 1792,...