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  • Exhibitions


    Exhibition program at the palace of Versailles

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  • Extramural Exhibitions


    Discover the extramural exhibitions of the Palace of Versailles

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  • Festivities and Entertainment

    The infinite variety and ingenuity of entertainment provided at Court.

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  • The publications

    Catalogue of the publications of the palace of Versailles

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  • Salles Louis XIV


    In prelude to the visit to the Grands Apartements, the restored Louis XIV Rooms are now open.

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  • The Coach Gallery

    Reopening on 10 May 2016

    The collection of coaches will be exhibited in an entirely redesigned space.

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  • Redevelopment of the Pavillon

    A new visitors’reception area

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  • The Queen's State Apartment

    Closed for works

    New visitor tour from 5th January 2016

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  • Versailles in photo in CDG

    A photo exhibition dedicated to the Palace of Versailles organized in the airports of Paris

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  • Restoration and refurnishing

    Restoration and refurnishing works at the palace of Versailles

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  • The acquisitions of the Palace

    The last acquisitions of the palace of Versailles

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  • Archaeology in Versailles

    20 years of archaeological excavations in Versailles

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  • Symposiums and workshops

    The scientific activities of the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles

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  • Concerts in videos

    Discover the concerts recorded at the Palace of Versailles

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  • Centre de musique baroque

    Missions and program for the musical season

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  • Equestrian Show Academy

    A centre for equestrian shows and training, directed by Bartabas

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  • Versailles Festival 2016

    Versailles Festival 2016

    Concerts, operas, masked balls and shows : discover the programmation.

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Equestrian Show Academy



The National equestrian Academy of Versailles

Founded in 2003 in the Grande Écurie (royal stables) of the château de Versailles, the Académie du spectacle équestre (Equestrian Arts Academy) introduced a major innovation into the live entertainment sector. This high-level further education institution gives pride of place to training for shows displaying the equestrian arts.

The Great Stables of the Palace of Versailles

Shows & Tours

"La Voie de l’écuyer"

The Academy proposes its repertory show, which is presented in a new revamped version each year, combining the art of dressage, song, artistic fencing, Kyudo – Japanese archery – and dance.
The show is followed by a tour of the Stables.
Time : 1h15 - (Not suitable for children under five)

Starting from 17 JulyOn Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 3pm.

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"Les Matinales"

The Academy offers to discover the Royal Stables and the work of the contemporary Squires School. Into the intimacy of work sessions, witness the rider's daily training.

Every Sundays from 10am to 12am from 25 September.
Tour every 20 min. (last visit at 11.20am)

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Visit of the Royal Stables

Wednesdays from 01:30 PM to 05:30 PM and Saturdays from 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM.

Price : €5

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Guided tours of the Royal Stables

Guided tours on request organized by the partner Cultival from January to August 2016.
Time : 1h15.

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All details and booking : +33 825 05 44 05 or online.


The Academy

The Academy is an institution dedicated to excellence based on the transmission of know-how and the reciprocal fertilization of various artistic disciplines. A place of creativity which it shares with the public, it is the result of a unique adventure that puts the spotlight on the equestrian arts in a very contemporary dimension.

Bartabas, the founder of this project, took over these royal stables as the scene for his 21st century choreography. This rider had dreamed of creating his own equestrian ballet group, an exceptional troupe in which each performer could reveal their talent and surpass themselves in original and unusual artistic scenarios.

Apart from its presence in Versailles, the Academy also presents La Voie de l’écuyer around France and abroad. The troupe likewise puts on original shows, usually in untypical venues and in collaboration with artistes from very varied horizons.

All the information you need on the Equestrian Arts Academy: www.acadequestre.fr

See the location of the Great stable on a map

Equestrian Show Academy

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