The third edition of the French Chantilly Arts & Elégance was held in the beginning of September this year. The weekend full of automotive art and exclusive displays traditionally took place at the ‘Domaine de Chantilly’, a historic chateau situated North of Paris.
The action-packed weekend involved a classics rally, supercar rally and a Bonhams auction on the 3rd of September. To underline the exclusiveness of the weekend, the event organizers introduced a dress code for both exhibitors and visitors. Enfin, the dress code and the slightly disappointing weather didn’t seem to be a huge drawback for the annual event as well over 13.000 visitors came out to have a look at all the automotive specialness.
Photographer [Photos by SLDesign] managed to capture a few cool shots of the classics really showing both elegant classics against the beautiful background that is the French countryside.
The posh automotive event saw an increase in concept cars that entered the competition this year. No less than eight concept cars made it to the Concours d’Elegance, including creations from manufacturers such as BMW, Aston Martin, Bugatti, DS, Lexus, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz and Rolls Royce. A total of four prizes were awarded, with the Mercedes-Maybach 6 Vision concept car taking the ‘Prix Public’.
In the end, a total of 800 cars were on display in the castle gardens of Domaine de Chantilly. Photographer [Photo by Kero Photography] took the following photos for us to enjoy.