Behind the scenes at the royal stables of the Château de Versailles

Equestrian Arts Academy - Versailles

  • Type : Guided tour
  • Duration : 1h15

At the end of the 17th century, Jules Hardouin-Mansart built the Royal Stables at Versailles. It was home to the king’s horses, as well as the horsemen, grooms, pages and so on. Two hundred years on, the Grande Ecurie houses the Equestrian Arts Academy, directed by Bartabas.

Over the course of your visit, discover the stables with its 40 horses, including the famous Lusitanians, a favourite of Louis XIV. Wander through the schools and admire the magnificent, wooden, Italian-style arena, where you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the riders in training. You will also learn about the history of the ‘Haute Ecole’, whose primary ambition is to provide top-level training combining equestrian dressage with other artistic disciplines.

To complete your visit, discover the Château de V(...)

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Min. billing : 1 per person - Max per group : 25 per person
Adult : €12.00 per person
Child (-18years) : €9.00 per person

Private tour : From €240 / / group onwards
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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.

Good to Know

No flash photography. Horsemen are not obliged to train during the visit

Description Guided tour Equestrian Arts Academy

At the end of the 17th century, Jules Hardouin-Mansart built the Royal Stables at Versailles. It was home to the king’s horses, as well as the horsemen, grooms, pages and so on. Two hundred years on, the Grande Ecurie houses the Equestrian Arts Academy, directed by Bartabas.

Over the course of your visit, discover the stables with its 40 horses, including the famous Lusitanians, a favourite of Louis XIV. Wander through the schools and admire the magnificent, wooden, Italian-style arena, where you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the riders in training. You will also learn about the history of the ‘Haute Ecole’, whose primary ambition is to provide top-level training combining equestrian dressage with other artistic disciplines.

To complete your visit, discover the Château de Versailles. Do not hesitate to ask us for the Castle’s entry ticket.

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Informations Equestrian Arts Academy

  • Address

    Equestrian Arts Academy

    1 avenue Rockefeller

    78 000 Versailles

  • Access

    Metro: Versailles Rive Gauche (RER C)

  • Practical information

    Disabled access

    Taxi stand

    Parking

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