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Cadre Noir

BP 207 - Terrefort, 49411 Saumur, France (Formerly Ecole Nationale d'Equitation)
+33 (0)2 41 53 50 50
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Saumur
Type: Equestrian Trails
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Rouillac, Bretagne, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Spent a great morning at the "presentation" of the Cadre Noir. The horses and trainers were superb, the show was well presented and we passed an excellent morning. We returned in the afternoon for the "guided tour" and were unfortunately, a little disappointed. We were in a group with between 40 and 50 other people. It was more than a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had the privilege of visiting Cadre Noir during one of its formal presentations. The horses were beautiful and their performance was first class. We went to the stables after the show and enjoyed our time visiting with the horses.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were in Saumur in June when one of the Cadre Noir demonstrations took place. It was a truly wonderful display with some additional highlights. The whole audience were appreciative of the skill of the riders and the relationship between the horse and rider. It was nice to be able to walk around the stables afterwards and see the beautiful... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had a tour of the facility and was totally impressed, especially if you are a horse lover! We had the opportunity to see a performance there and my grand daughter absolutely loved it! Class performance by beautiful horses and professional riders! Very enjoyable!

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We arranged a visit around the morning demonstration, and got to look around the stables and see them warming up - absolutely stunning insight into the School. The demonstration was brilliant - even for those who are non-horsey! A must if in the area.

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Battle, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Film show and tour guide in all languages. The Cadre Noir do training performances - check out website. These are very popular so worth booking beforehand. We were lucky and got in with returned tickets. The performance was better than expected

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Boulder, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I rated this five stars because my wife loved it. I'm afraid I know nothing about horses and I'd like to keep it that way. Yeah, they jumped over stuff, but apparently they also walked in some special way. If you know anything about horses, then I think you'll love watching these puppies.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The site was very interesting and the guide was superb with a mult ilingual repertoire of intersting anecdotes

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We went to one of the morning demonstrations in the enormous indoor arena where the horses and riders showed their skills in Grand Prix dressage including the 'airs above the ground' like the Capriole and Levade. There was a demonstration showing how a young horse is trained to jump on long reins, another military style act with jumping. A highlight... More

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

While being nearby we just stopped in and had the luck to have a guided tour just starting. This is a historic place that embodies all of French equestrian tradition and perfection. It is a must see in the area if you are into horses and actually even if you are not. The whole history of the place and its... More

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