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Equestrian Academy of Versailles

Installed in the former royal stables at the Château de Versailles, Bartabas’s Equestrian Academy presents exceptional shows of horsemanship that will mesmerise the whole family.

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Description

In 2003, the legendary French trainer and impresario Bartabas decided to combine his love of artistry and horsemanship and create a riding school: the National Equestrian Academy of Versailles, based in the former royal stables. Here, as well as riding, students are trained in fencing, dance, singing and kyudo (Japanese archery). Set just opposite the Château de Versailles, the prestigious stables, which include the Great Stables, the Small Stables and the Galerie des Carrosses, or Coach Gallery, provide a perfect backdrop for the troupe.

One-of-a-kind shows

On the weekends, in the magnificent wooden training area of the Great Stable, the Academy presents “La Voie de l’Écuyer” (The Equerry’s Way), a unique, multidisciplinary Baroque equestrian ballet. After the show, visitors are allowed to visit the stables.

Old and young (from 5 upwards), may also enjoy the “Matinales des Ecuyers” (Equerries’ Mornings), a guided visit that gives you a chance to catch a glimpse of daily life for the riders and watch them training with the company’s horses (Sundays, from 10am to noon).

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Community facilities

Access and contact

1 Avenue Rockefeller
78000 Versailles

Days and opening hours

From 01/02 to 2208, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Closed exceptionally on May 1st.
From 1609 to 3112, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Prices

  • From 01/02 to 22/08/2022 Full price: 5 to 28 € (Show : 25€ Visit on sundays : 15€ Heritage visit : 5€) Reduced price: 5 to 22 € (Children, students, teenagers, people with disabilities
    Show : 22€ (except children : 16€) Visit on sundays : 15€ (except teenagers and students) Heritage visit : 5€) Child: 16 € Group adults: 5 to 22 € (Show : 22€ or 20€ for Companies Guided tour : 12€ Heritage visit : 5€) Set price group children: 130 to 150 € (130€ elementary schools 150€ high schools).
    From 1609 to 31/12/2022 Full price: 5 to 28 € (Show : 25€ Visit on sundays : 15€ Heritage visit : 5€) Reduced price: 5 to 22 € (Children, students, teenagers, people with disabilities
    Show : 22€ (except children : 16€) Visit on sundays : 15€ (except teenagers and students) Heritage visit : 5€) Child: 16 € Group adults: 5 to 22 € (Show : 22€ or 20€ for Companies Guided tour : 12€ Heritage visit : 5€) Set price group children: 130 to 150 € (130€ elementary schools 150€ high schools).
    Free entry for the drivers, teachers.

Facility

  • Lift
  • Toilets
  • Parking

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Room hire
  • Booking obligatory
  • Shop
  • Guided tours

Activities

  • Shows

Tour

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Guided tour languages

  • English
  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • English
  • French

Bulletin board languages

  • English
  • French

Single mean time tour

45 mins

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours on request
  • Guided individual tours on request
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Accessibility

  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Doors >=77 cm wide
  • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities