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.
The French Republican Guard and the Cultival teams wish to offer you a safe, warm welcome and guarantee respect for physical distancing and protective measures to ensure your peace of mind.
For everyone's safety, our guides will be wearing masks.
Wearing a mask (not provided) is compulsory for visitors over 11 years old, and the tour circuit is designed to respect a one-way traffic flow.
It is forbidden to touch anything during the visit.
BE CAREFUL For security reasons, you will be asked to fill in an information sheet with the surnames, first names, places and dates of birth of the participants in the visit maximum 3 days before the visit. Any visitor who has not completed the form within this period will not have access to the visit.
An identity document will be requested at the entrance.
Individuals : forbidden to children under 8 y.o. – Groups : forbidden to groups with children under 12 y.o.
Respect of the site activity:
Do not approach horses less than 1 m - Photos allowed (no flash)
The summer season is a moment of rest for horses, therefore there is a limited number of horses on the site in summer.
No access to the forge on Saturdays.
The Republican Guard being a place of work, riders will not necessarily be training during these visits.
Une belle expérience qui donne envie de revenir pour voir les chevaux à l'entraînement.
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- The Republican Guard
- 18 bd Henri IV
- 75004 Paris
- Métro : Sully Morland (ligne 7) ou Bastille (Ligne 1,8)
- Disabled access
- Taxi stand