“Domaine de Chantilly”

Chic and bucolic

A garden party feel on Sunday 10 September for the 4th edition of Chantilly Arts & Elegance, a partner of La Biennale Paris. Rendezvous at the Domaine de Chantilly for this event celebrating l’art de vivre, French style of course. One of the world’s most prestigious automobile races… An anticipated 15,000 visitors, collector’s cars and haute-couture gowns galore, concept cars and models with aerodynamic curves, hair-raising rallies and a forest of fancy hats, whether in felt or straw, bumping into one another on the lawns designed by Le Nôtre… No, you’re not dreaming: you’re well and truly plunged in the pastoral yet motorised décor of Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille, an event held every year in the gardens of the Château de Chantilly. A fête that dares the daring and sets the eye-catching in its sights, combining the most loyal adherence to traditions and the most innovative ideas around. For four years, this event, taking place on the eve of the Biennale’s opening, sets out to be the world’s most prestigious rally of collector’s cars. “The vehicles permitted to take part in this event are all exceptional,” remarks Patrick Peter, president of the company Peter Auto, which organises the day. “Every year, we welcome collectors from all over the world who come to Chantilly to admire them.” An open-air museum Sometimes, very little separates one ephemeral museum from another… While people go to La Biennale Paris to contemplate silent works, they head for Chantilly for the very opposite. It’s to the gentle sound of purring engines that Sunday strollers can admire some of the most beautiful cars in the world, specially gathered for the occasion. As every year, three competitions in honour of the most stunning vehicles are at the heart of the event. The most prestigious of...

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