Chantilly castle from the back


Chantilly castle from the back

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This view is taken from the back of the castle of Chantilly. From this basin, the castle looks impressive, yet elegant. This is the place where François Vatel, who was maître d'hotel of the Grand Condé, committed suicide before a meal attented by Louis XIV, simply because he feared the fish would not be delivered on time for dinner and was too consciencious to stand it. According to the movie I saw (where Vatel is played by Gérard Depardieu), the fish finally arrived on time and Vatel died in vain.

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