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Château de Chantilly

Saga James Bond
Movie A View to a Kill John Glen (1985)
James Bond (Roger Moore) and Sir Godfrey Tibbett (Patrick Macnee) go undercover to the Château de Chantilly.
Château de Chantilly
Château de Chantilly (Photo credit: SofieLayla Thal from Pixabay)

“- Another wealthy owner?

– Who know. But she’d bear closer inspection.

– We’re on a mission.

– Sir Godfrey, on a mission I am expected to sacrifice myself.”

Sir Godfrey Tibbett (Patrick Macnee) and James Bond (Roger Moore)

The sumptuous mansion is the lair of Max Zorin (Christopher Walken), an industrialist with a passion for horses, suspected of doping them by James Bond (Roger Moore) and Sir Godfrey (Patrick Macnee). The two men manage to get themselves invited undercover to Zorin’s horse sale at the Château de Chantilly.

Bond officially meets Zorin, May Day (Grace Jones), Scarpine (Patrick Bauchau) or Jenny Flex (Alison Doody) and Stacey Sutton (Tanya Roberts).

Tibbett poses as Bond’s butler, aka James St John Smith. There is a small nod to The Avengers, the series in which Patrick Macnee plays the title role, when Tibbett takes Bond’s luggage upstairs and Bond takes an umbrella under his arm.

After discovering Zorin’s secret laboratory and warehouse, Tibbett is killed by May Day and Jenny Flex, and then the sumptuous Rolls-Royce is thrown into the lake with Bond aboard. The latter manages to survive by using the air in the car’s tires.

354HYK

The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Series II seen in the film is registered 354HYK. In reality its real plate was CUB1 since it was the car of the producer Albert R. Broccoli, Cubby to his friends. Patrick Macnee, who was at the wheel of the vehicle, remembers how the producer kept an eye on his prized car, worried especially about the castle’s equestrian routes.

Scene at the Château de Chantilly in A View to a Kill
Scene at the Château de Chantilly in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)
Scene at the Château de Chantilly in A View to a Kill
Scene at the Château de Chantilly in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)
Scene at the Château de Chantilly in A View to a Kill
Scene at the Château de Chantilly in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)
Scene at the Château de Chantilly in A View to a Kill
Scene at the Château de Chantilly in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)
Scene at the Château de Chantilly in A View to a Kill
Scene at the Château de Chantilly in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)
Scene at the Château de Chantilly in A View to a Kill
Scene at the Château de Chantilly in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)
Scene at the Château de Chantilly in A View to a Kill
Scene at the Château de Chantilly in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)

Château de Chantilly

The current Château de Chantilly is a 19th century reconstruction of an older building.

In 1830, the Duke of Aumale, the penultimate son of King Louis-Philippe I, inherited the Chantilly estate. In 1875, Henri d’Orléans (1822-1897) undertook to rebuild the castle identically.

Originally built in 1358, the plans were kept and entrusted to the architect Honoré Daumet. After 10 years of work, the Duke of Aumale installed his collections in the sumptuous building.

Widowed and having lost his two sons, Henri d’Orléans decided to bequeath the estate and its collections to the Institut de France on the condition that it be turned into a museum, the Condé Museum.

Today, it is still possible to admire the second largest collection of ancient paintings, after the Louvre, the immense library and the private apartments of the duke.

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By Damien Duarte

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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