© William Curtis Rolf

Chantilly stables, early 18th century, overview

Facing south, the stables line the racecourse, with the prominent pavilion of the riding area in the centre and the main entrance marked by the famous arched gate, which inspired the design of many other stables. At the end of this wing, visitors can see one of the two side entrances which open directly to the naves where the houses are lodged. To the east, on side of the road from the château, the portico of the riding area furnished with the Count's weapons and the arches marking the village's gate complete the composition.