Chantilly, together with six neighbouring communes, form an urban area of 36,474 inhabitants (1999 census). This urban area is a satellite city of Paris.
Chantilly is made famous by the very picturesque Château de Chantilly, home of the princes of Condé, cousins of the kings of France. Chantilly is also known for its horse racing track, the Chantilly Racecourse, and the Living Museum of the Horse, with luxurious stables built by the Princes of Condé. In 1995 Chantilly became twinned with the prominent racing town of Epsom and Ewell in Surrey, England.