For other uses, see Chantilly (Virginia)
Take the A1 Autoroute du Nord (Paris - Lille motorway) northwards from Paris, take the Chantilly exit, southwards from Lille, take the Survilliers exit. Alternatively, drivers can take the RN 16 or RN 17 trunk roads. Chantilly is usually less than one hour's drive from Paris (depending on traffic).
- from the Gare du Nord in Paris - SNCF Grandes Lignes (27 min)
- from Châtelet les Halles - RER Line D (45 min)
To walk from the terminal (at the head of the SNCF lines), get off at the Chantilly stop and walk to the château from the terminal, around 30-35 min.
There is a Cariane bus from the train station to Senlis that also stops at the entrance to the château. The fare within the city of Chantilly is free.
To access the château from Chantilly station, you can take a taxi from the station (€6).
- 1 Parc Astérix. The world class Asterix amusement park has got up to 14 millions visitors since its opening in 1989. Many attractions are designed after the famous Asterix comic strips by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. In the park beautiful and green setting 35 km north of Paris, seven adventure areas, 27 attractions and 6 shows are waiting to thrill, excite and entertain you. The Asterix amusement park has plenty to offer young children such as many merry-go-rounds and a dolphin theater. It also has a very diverse set of attractions for adults: Tonnerre de Zeus, the biggest wooden roller-coaster in Europe, Goudurix, one of the most impressive loop-the-loops in Europe, and many others. The park is open from the 8th of April to the 15th of October. To get there, take RER B3, get off at Charles de Gaulles airport terminal 1 and take the Parc Astérix shuttle (it leaves every 30 min). It is better to buy the Forfait Loisirs card that offers a reduced price combination: a transport ticket for the return journey by RER (+ metro from Paris) and the shuttle bus to the Park, and a coupon for admission to the Parc Astérix. On arrival at the ticket desks, you'll exchange your coupon for an admission ticket. It is also possible to buy the entrance tickets together with shuttle bus ticket at the CDG Terminal 1 at the "Information" stand. The best time for visit is in the morning, earlier than crowds, so that you could enjoy all the attractions without queue. Nevertheless, you spend some time waiting for your turn especially to get to Tonnerre de Zeus and Goudurix (all the adults go there first and then to all the other attractions). In summer, it is practically impossible to avoid the crowds and to visit all the attractions in one day (so much time that you spend in the queues).