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Pavillon de Manse, Moulin des Princes

34 rue des Cascades, 60500 Chantilly, France
+33 3 44 62 01 33
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You must visit this to understand the once grandeur of the Chantilly castle

This once was the pumping station that provided a constant flow of water to the fountains and... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
SeimenBurum
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Disappointing hours

This was advertised as being open from 2 to 6 pm. We rushed to visit before it closed, but found... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Gaye M
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On the Nonette River, in the heart of chantilly, the Pavillon de Manse was built at the end of the 17th century by the Prince of Condé and transformed during the 19th century buy the duke of Aumale. Designed by J.H Mansart and listed as a historicmonument, the old mill houses the Prince of Condé's Machine des Grandes Eaux (1679) and the Duke of Aumale's hydraulic machinery room
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6 Jul 2017
“You must visit this to understand the once grandeur of the Chantilly castle”
3 Sep 2016
“Disappointing hours ”
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34 rue des Cascades, 60500 Chantilly, France
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+33 3 44 62 01 33

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

This once was the pumping station that provided a constant flow of water to the fountains and canals of the Chantilly castle miles away. You get an interesting insight in the history of the building and can see pumps from various periods still working. In...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This was advertised as being open from 2 to 6 pm. We rushed to visit before it closed, but found it all locked up at 5.35pm. There was a nice little children's playground next door.

Thank Gaye M
Pavillon_de_Manse, Gérant at Pavillon de Manse, Moulin des Princes, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Good afternoon, Actually we are open from 2 to 6 pm, but lock up the doors 30 min before, at 5.30 pm. It is written on the ads, sorry for the misunderstood. We will make sure the information is clear. Best regards,

Reviewed 19 May 2016

To show how the water was capted and then directed to all the different canals, fountains etc in the gardens

Thank Martine B
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We visited here as part of a day trip to gardens at Chantilly as we wanted to understand as much as possible about the engineering behind the various waterworks. The basement features a reconstructed pumping engine which is now run by electricity, make sure you...More

Thank Polyolbion A
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Nice and interesting place to visit also if You want to understand how fountains of the castle work around 300 Years ago. No explanation in Dutch, only English

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Reviewed 16 August 2012

The Pavillon de Manse is the place of Science exhibitions once a year and it is interesting to attend the mini conferences and at the same time enjoy the explanations on the water wheel mechanisms;

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Pavillon_de_Manse, Gérant at Pavillon de Manse, Moulin des Princes, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2012

Thanks for your visit at the Pavillon de Manse. We are glade that you enjoy your trip in Chantilly.

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