The Cavalry of the French Republican Guard (Célestins)

The Republican Guard
Enter the Celestins district and come discover the training area of the cavalrymen of the French Republican Guard.

Constructed in 1895, the district houses the headquarters and the cavalry regiment of the French Republican Guard. Its stables are home today to the 140 horses of the 1st squadron and to the brass band of the Republican Guard. You will start your guided tour with the Traditions Room, housed in a former stable, dedicated to the history of the Republican Guard from 1802 until today.

You will be captivated by the magnificent Eiffel Tower style structure of the riding stables where the cavalrymen train daily. Inside the Main Stable and the Major’s Stable your guide will explain the characteristics of the majestic horses. An unusual guided tour in the heart of Paris that takes you behind the scenes of the cavalry of the Republican Guard.

Please note: During the winter season, the Republican Guard doesn't give access to the forge after 4 p.m. Since the guided tour is mainly outside, we advise visitors to wear warm clothes.
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Min. billing : 1 per person - Max per group : 25 per person

For preferential rates related to age, proof of identity will be required. Access may be refused in case of non compliance with the age limits.

Essential information

ID requested at the entrance • Do not approach horses less than 1 m • Photos allowed ( no flash) • Videos prohibited
Guided tour Individuals : forbidden to children < 8 years old • Guided tour Groups : forbidden to groups with children < 12 years old • Do not approach the horses at less than 1 M • Be careful about allergies due to the presence of horses as well as the storage of fodder and cereals • You have the right to take pictures without a flash • The summer season is a moment of rest for horses, therefore there is a limited number of horses on the site in summer. For safety reasons, safety regulations are applied within the military site of the Republican Guard .
Upon confirmation of your reservation , thank you to indicate for each participant the following information:
- Name + first name
- Date + place + country of birth

A taste of the visit

"garde républicaine"
Reviewed 28/04/2019 by NANOU1723
Une belle découverte au coeur de Paris , des chevaux magnifiques et un guide agréable.
Une belle expérience qui donne envie de revenir pour voir les chevaux à l'entraînement.
merci. » more

"Tres interessante visite"
Reviewed 25/03/2019 by jacquotte
Belle decouverte de ce corps de gendarmerie très méconnu du public.
Apres de tres completes explications de la guide, nous avons decouvert les differentes ecuries et le musée (la forge ne fonctionne... » more

Additional informations

  • Address
    • The Republican Guard
    • 18 bd Henri IV
    • 75004 Paris
  • Access
    • Métro : Sully Morland (ligne 7) ou Bastille (Ligne 1,8)
  • Practical information
    • Disabled access
    • Taxi stand
The French Republican Guard (Célestins)

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