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Versailles Royal Stables

Equestrian shows were a central feature of palace life at Versailles during the reign of the kings. Witnessing the Royal Stables and the Equestrian Academy is a rare, magical step back in time with a modern-day twist. Our expert storyteller will guide you through the magnificent 17th century compound. The Academy, founded in 2003 by the celebrated maestro Bartabas, is home to a troupe of superb horses, including blue-eyed Lusitanians, a favorite breed of Louis XIV, the “Sun King” who built Versailles. After a private visit of the Royal Stables, you’ll have reserved seating for the show “La Voie de l’écuyer,” or “The Way of the Cavalier,” a blend of horsemanship, singing, fencing, choreography and Kyudo, the Japanese art of archery. A glass of Champagne in the privileged company of one of the performers completes the experience.

YOUR EXPERIENCE

A PRIVILEGED WELCOME at the foot of Louis XIV’s equestrian statue by our expert storyteller

A PRESENTATION of the different types of horses with the storyteller

A PRIVATE VISIT to the Grand Stable of the King and the Academy founded by Bartabas

LEARN how Bartabas transformed the royal riding arena into a stage for his choreography

SEE the show “The Way of the Cavalier” with reserved seats in the third and fourth rows

MEET A RIDER from the troupe while enjoying a flute of Champagne in the foyer overlooking the palace

A DISCUSSION of the techniques of dressage that you just saw during the show

THE GIFT of a special souvenir linked to the Equestrian Academy of Versailles

Every Saturday, from 4:30 pm to 7 pm

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SANITARY MEASURES IN PLACE DURING OUR JOURNEYS

Small private groups

Physical distancing

Face masks provided

Hydroalchoholic gel available

ALL CARRIED OUT WITH THE UTMOST CARE FOR YOUR HEALTH & SAFETY