Valentine's Day a year ago was our last day in Paris. It was a cold, rainy, windswept day. We decided to spend that day at Chateau de Chantilly, 30 minutes north of Paris by train. The chateau's art collection is second only to Le Louvre in France, but the reason we really wanted to go there was to eat...
especially the desserts. Chateau de Chantilly is where Chantilly Cream was accidentally invented!
The tables in the charming stone-walled dining room at the downstairs restaurant Les Cuisines de Vatel were decorated for the special occasion.
My niece's husband was also color-coordinated!
After our bellies were full, we toured the chateau.
and admired the mosaic tile floors...
and looked out through the windows to the formal gardens.
The Chateau de Chantilly even has its own chapel.
Soon enough it was time to walk down the cobbled road and catch the bus back to the train station...