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Academy of Equestrian Arts

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Having walked through the majestic main courtyard of the Royal Stables, you enter a disarming place of luxurious simplicity.Founded in 2003 by Bartabas inside the Royal Stables of the Palace of Versailles, the Academy of Equestrian Arts is a very...more
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Avenue Rockefeller | Royal Stables of the Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles, France
+33 1 39 02 62 70
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

There is quite a bit of dressage in the show, with horses that preform well with bits and spurs. The part of the show that was most impressive was when they let the horses run free and show the audience what it is like to...More

2  Thank Debbie L
Reviewed June 25, 2018

The royal stables at Versailles were restored about 15 years ago and they're certainly fit for a king. Bartabas, the great horseman, famed for his company "Zingaro," directs the school which trains young riders in the highly stylized forms of dressage.The magnificent horses are Lusitanians....More

Thank MaureenLCBMM
Reviewed April 2, 2018

I’ve never seen anything like this before! Fencing, Japanese Kyudo, dancing horses, AND opera all in one show! I could not take my eyes off it! The staff were lovely, as soon as we went in they noticed my walking stick and offered us front...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

If you have any interest in horses and dressage this is a fabulous thing to do. Located at the gates of Versailles in amazing old stables - the display lasts about 75 minutes and includes Lusitano horses and Quarter Horses. The displays include in hand...More

Thank I7196LJdeborahb
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure what I would be seeing... can now say, it was a night of surprises and pure joy. I loved every part of it. To see such talented young people interacting with beautiful horses was enough. The surprise for me was to hear...More

Thank Robyn K
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Enjoyed this visit with my 2 kids...It is not only interesting for adults but also for kids..Especially if they like horses!

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Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

The show was lovely, but it honestly isn't anything you can't see any stable near where you live. Save the money and time and enjoy so much more the palace has to offer

Thank Mike R
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Since Trip Advisor did not recognize this site, I had to sneak it in. Located next to the "horse show" is a small museum/gallery that has examples of the king's coaches. Incredibly ornate, not your typical horse and buggies....LOL...and this place is absolutely free to...More

4  Thank spikoulos .
Reviewed September 27, 2016

The show starts off with people not on horses shooting arrows at a target. Later on it shows the individuals walking and trotting on horses. They are doing basic moves where the riders are supposed to have an equal distance between them and to perform...More

2  Thank sabrina_lane03
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Unfortunately we did not see the show as 'les chevaux sont en vacances' but we were entranced for half an hour as we watched a male rider work with a beautiful grey in the sand arena in the carpark > beautiful horsemanship on a beautful...More

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August 20, 2018|
Response from Acadequestre | Property representative |
Hello Laurie, Unfortunately we are closed until the 29th september because of our tour in La Seine Musicale, in Boulogne. (Besides, we are usually performing on the weekend only.) However we are exceptionally open to free... More
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August 12, 2016|
Response from Amos B |
You should be fine. It's about 1-1.5km uphill and it will depend on the size of the crowd still heading out towards the public transport and exits. Also the horse show appeared to have finished last weekend maybe it will... More