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What you'll do
Duration of the experience : 5h30
During this half day devoted to the equestrian art, go back in time to discover a very different facet of the Château de Versailles, that of the Royal Squires. A privilege that very few people can access.
From 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Horse riding in the Parc de Versailles
Raphaele is one of the few people who can obtain the necessary authorizations to offer you an exclusive horse ride in the park of the Château de Versailles.
For this occasion, horses that have been carefully hand-picked and specially chartered by truck will be at your disposal to discover the majestic setting of the Château’s park.
A privilege sure to make you go back in time and feel like you are a part of Parisian royalty.
From 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm
To recover our spirits before the throw of the final bouquet, we will give ourselves a gentle break in the park of the château, near a fountain, a pond or next to a sculpture… I will tell you about my life’s story and share my passion for horses since a young age.
From 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm
The Gallery of the Coaches of Versailles
Before going to the equestrian show, we will head to an exhibition of coaches, where the majestic coaches and small carriages for Marie Antoinette’s children, sedan chairs and sleds make up a wonderful collection that is a true testimony to the splendor of court life during the Ancien Régime, the Empire and the Restoration.
From 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Shows of the National Equestrian Academy
We will then attend one of the most prestigious shows led by the pioneer of Equestrian Theater, Bartabas.
The squires will showcase their repertoire in the magnificent riding arena of the Grand Ecurie, through the spectacle of “La Voie de l’Ecuyer”. An experience combining technique, finesse, ease and virtuosity.
From 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Visit of the Royal Stables of Versailles
At the end of the show, the Royal Stables will open their doors to us, allowing for a discovery of the largest royal construction site ever undertaken to house horses. You will be fascinated by the location and sheer scale of these stables, which bear witness to the importance given to the horse under the Ancien Régime.
see the gallery
From 1 to 5 people
For a request of more than 5 people, please contact us
What is provided
Horse riding equipment
Entrance to the show
Participants must be at least 12 years of age and have a first experience on horseback.
Transportation from Versailles and Paris is not included.
The show is only available on some Saturdays and Sundays.
We can propose this according to the season and the possibility to attend an international equestrian competition in case of unavailability.
Château de Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles
In front of the gates to the Château de Versailles
All details and contact information will be transmitted to you upon completion of your reservation in order to facilitate the meeting with our expert.
If you wish to cancel the reservation:
- At least 5 days before the scheduled time of the experience, 50% of the total amount of the reservation will be reimbursed.
- Less than 5 days before the scheduled time of the experience, 100% of the total amount of the reservation is due.
About our expert
Raphaele was born in 1987 in Metz, in the east of France. A passionate rider and horse lover, she has won numerous national and international titles in show-jumping competitions with different horses. Notably, she was the Vice-Champion of France in the Young Seniors category, and several times finalist at the French Championships of Cavalières. She proposes a unique discovery of Paris on horseback in the Bois de Vincennes. A relaxing and unexpected experience a stone’s throw away from the center of the City of Lights.