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 Château de Chantilly. Not only are the château and its gardens beautiful, but the château is also an important museum of art. The combination of excellent paintings displayed in beautiful surroundings would be a sufficient reason to visit, but make sure to walk around the grounds and enjoy the water features, too.
- 1 Parc Astérix (By car: Access directly from the A1 autoroute, 9km south of junction 8 (Senlis). By train from Paris: RER B3 to Charles de Gaulles airport terminal 1 and take the Parc Astérix shuttle bus). 1st Apr–5 Nov: open every day 10:00–18:00. World-famous amusement park designed after the Astérix comic strips by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. Seven adventure areas, 27 attractions and six shows are waiting to thrill, excite and entertain you. The park has plenty to offer young children such as many merry-go-rounds and a dolphin theatre. It also has a very diverse set of attractions for adults, including Tonnerre de Zeus, the biggest wooden roller-coaster in Europe, Goudurix, one of the most impressive loop-the-loops in Europe. On the gate, adult: €49, child (aged 3-11): €41; reserved at least seven days in advance, adult: €41, child (aged 3-11): €38.