Versailles Royal Stables Behind the Scenes Tour
Product Code: 2638-114064
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Visit the splendid Royal Stables at Versailles
  • • Discover the history and architecture of Versailles
  • • Go behind the scenes at the Equestrian Arts Academy
  • • See the horses selected for shows
Tour Code
2638-114064
Duration
75 minutes
Departure City
Versailles
End City
Versailles
Tour Type:
Sightseeing Tours
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Cultural, Historical

Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides

Group Type: Small group

Take an intimate and semi-private trip with a small group

Activity Level: Moderate, Easy

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking; Perfect for any fitness level

Accessibility: Partly accessible

Tour has wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions for foldable wheelchairs

Itinerary

Versailles Royal Stables

At the end of the 17th century, Jules Hardouin-Mansart built the Royal Stables at Versailles. It was home to the king's horses, as well as the horsemen, grooms, and pages. Two hundred years on, the Grande Ecurie houses the Equestrian Arts Academy, directed by Bartabas.

Over the course of your visit, discover the stables with its 40 horses, including the famous Lusitanians, a favorite of Louis XIV. Wander through the schools and admire the magnificent, wooden, Italian-style arena, where you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the riders in training. You'll also learn about the history of the Haute Ecole, whose primary ambition is to provide top-level training combining equestrian dressage with other artistic disciplines.

To complete your visit, discover the Chateau de Versailles.

Tips:
The tour ends inside the Cour d'honneur.

Admission to Versailles is not included.

Visiting Attractions

Meeting Point
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11:20AM Versailles Equestrian Arts Academy 1 avenue Rockefeller, 78 000 Versailles
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Guided tour in English
  • Admission ticket to the Equestrian Arts Academy
  • Exclusive access to the Equestrian Academy

Package Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up, drop-off
  • Optional tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Admission to the Palace of Versailles
Special Notes
  • No flash photography.
  • Horsemen are not obliged to train during the visit.
  • Latecomers will not be accommodated; nor will they be eligible for a refund.
  • For preferential rates, proof of identity will be required. Access may be refused in the case of non-compliance.
  • For security or technical reasons, the itinerary may be modified on the day of the tour, if so instructed by Grande Ecurie of Versailles, without giving rise to a refund.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 19 and older
* Child: 5-18 years of age
* Children younger than 5 are not permitted.
* Tour prices are based on Euros (EUR) and converted into US dollars (USD). Constant fluctuations in the exchange rate cause prices to change on a regular basis. You will be charged the price based on the applicable exchange rate at the time of payment. All transactions are final. We do not offer discounts or compensation to those citing lower prices at a later date. Bookings will be subject to penalties when cancelled.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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