Chantilly: The Musée Condé remembers Henri IV.
The Musée Condé at the Château de Chantilly, less than an hour north of Paris and accessible by the RER train line, commemorates the four hundredth anniversary of the assassination of the French king Henri IV with an exhibition devoted to this perennially popular monarch. Rich in paintings of the family, lovers, enemies, and friends of the first of the Bourbons, the show also includes drawings, engravings, coins, medals, miniatures, and sculptures that elucidate the myth-making surrounding the ruler best remembered (whether he said it or not) for quipping, “Paris is well worth a mass.”
Henri IV: Portraits of a Reign · Musée Condé, Domaine de Chantilly · through August 16 · www.chateaudechantilly.com
Photo: Henri IV on Horseback, 1600–1610. Musée Condé, Château de Chantilly, Réunion des musées nationaux (RMN), France.