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Address: Avenue de l'ecole nationale d'equitation, 49411, Saumur, France (Formerly Avenue de l'ecole nationale d'equitation)
Phone Number: 0241535060
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Marvellous spectacle

No wonder this scores so highly as an attraction in the Loire Valley. We went to see a public performance and the horses and riders are amazing. Whole event was well organised... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Maureen B
Hockley, England, United Kingdom
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Hockley, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No wonder this scores so highly as an attraction in the Loire Valley. We went to see a public performance and the horses and riders are amazing. Whole event was well organised, unsurprisingly with military precision. Not many loos on the site so this could be a problem in busy days over the summer. No photography is allowed in the... More 

Thank Maureen B
Orleans, France
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103 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Start the morning with the visit with horses stable and at the tea time go to the show !!! You will know all abut the french horses franch school traditions .

Thank Alain P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited whilst staying in Saumur. Found the tour guide very helpful and informative, The environment the horses live in is superb and although my partner is not really a "horsey" person, he could not help but be impressed by the magnificent animals or the obvious love and respect that is shown to them. Whilst we walked from our hotel to... More 

Thank Adele P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you love horses, don't miss a visit to this place, we did this as a special surprise for our 10 year old daughter who loved the place, a must.

Thank KevWorcester
United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been scheming for a few years to take wife to see one of their displays. Found the chance, planning a few weeks visit to southern France via the Portsmouth/Saint Malo ferry into Brittany which for a great change meant avoiding some boring motorways around and to the east of Paris especially those claustrophobic low-roofed tunnels. Saumur itself is a... More 

Thank tonyr596
Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a great couple of hours here. Joined a tour where the language was French but our excellent guide did help by explaining points to us in English. There are English based tours but we decided not to wait for one of these.Saw a senior instructor in the main indoor arena putting an experienced dressage horse through its paces-what a... More 

Thank Hugh002
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Le Cadre Noir sounded pretty boring but it turned out to be quite different. This is the place where black-clad riders learn to do amazing things on their horses, There are various events you can attend but on an ordinary day there are guided tours around the entire place, with a history of how it came about. Our tour was... More 

Thank Possel
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The tour that we went on was interesting & informative, it's a very well run & fascinating plus we were up close & personal with the horses themselves as we toured the Stable blocks & tack room. We recommend this tour, it's interesting & our guide translated all of her speech for us.

Thank Peter D
Maine et Loire, France
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We as a family of 10 from Aged 6 months to 83 years of age thoroughly enjoyed the show on 7th July 2016. It was really entertaining and then we had a fabulous walk around the stables where all the horses were kept and had a chance to stroke their faces and to see how well this Establishment is kept... More 

Thank Rita and Ed K
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Not an attraction for small children and be aware that if attending the displays no photographs are allowed to avoid disturbing the horses, the airs above ground were amazing and the visit to the stables that afternoon not to be missed

Thank Wannabe21again

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