The Living Museum of the Horse, Chantilly City

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The Living Museum of the Horse is dedicated to equine art and culture. The museum is housed in Grandes Écuries, also called the Great Stables with 31 rooms with exhibits of over 1,200 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics. Equine topics include horsemanship, horse-drawn transport, art, history, equine health, and riding equipment. The museum is "Living" because it houses over 30 different live breeds of horses. Plan your The Living Museum of the Horse visit and explore what else you can see and do in Chantilly City using our Chantilly City vacation app.
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  • The horse shows are the highlight, along with the stables where they are kept. The museum itself if of modest interest for the non-specialist 
    The horse shows are the highlight, along with the stables where they are kept. The museum itself if of modest interest for the non-specialist  more »
  • A must visit for the history of Chantilly. I found it a little less interesting than most of my friends who are Equestrians, but all the same, I believe they had a lot more vested interest in it... 
    A must visit for the history of Chantilly. I found it a little less interesting than most of my friends who are Equestrians, but all the same, I believe they had a lot more vested interest in it...  more »
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  • The horse show is terrible. 1st reason is the show is in French that you don’t understand anything, second thing is you dont see anything interesting. Horses dont jump or I dont know, they dont do anything interesting. They are just walking. You can see walkers horses anywhere in a rural area. No need to pay for this show.
  • DONT NOT RECOMMEND the horse show. Extreme cultural appropriation. It's not enough to name every country during the show but there are some stolen arts without any credit given. I see a lot of schools bringing kids for these shows, you don't want to teach them that it's ok to steal arts from other country and make money out of it. Example of a stolen art - from India, the "Kuthirai Aattam" is an actual Indian folk danse that doesn't involve a real horse. But a dancer wearing wooden horse. If you are going to steal it as part of your show, give credit to it's origins. There were some other examples from other countries as well Also the show was more about playing dress up and dancing than actual skills on horses. Culturally insensitive.

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