Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Chantilly, a town of France, in the department of Oise, is situated on the Nonette. It is celebrated for its silk lace, the manufacture of which, however, is now dwindling. It is also the centre of French horse-racing. It was here that Conde built his splendid chateau, which the mob pulled down at the revolution. Rebuilt by the Duc d'Aumale, it is now reckoned, with its grounds, park, and forest, with an area of over 6,000 acres, to be worth about £2,000,000.