Created in the Great Stables of the Palace of Versailles in 2003, the National Equestrian Academy is a major innovation in the field of live entertainment. A high-level higher education institution, it attaches huge importance to passing on expertise in creating equestrian shows.

the academy

The Academy is an institution dedicated to excellence, built on the transmission of expertise and fertile exchange between different artistic disciplines. A place of creativity and sharing with the public, it was born of a unique adventure shining a spotlight on the equestrian arts in a contemporary way.

Bartabas, the founder of the project, transformed the Royal Stables into a stage. The horseman dreamed of creating his own equestrian ballet company, an exceptional troupe in which each artist could reveal their own talents and excel in original and unusual scenarios.

Outside of Versailles, the Academy also performs its “La Voie de l’Écuyer” show across France and abroad. The troupe puts on original shows in unusual locations and in collaboration with artists from different backgrounds.


La Voie de l’Écuyer

The Academy presents its repertory show, taking the form of a new Opus each year combining the art of dressage, singing, stage fencing, kyudo (Japanese archery), and dance.
The performance is followed by an unaccompanied tour of the Stables. 

Not recommended for children under 5

• On Saturdays at 6pm : from 15th of February to 4th April, on 2nd and 9th May, from 13th June to 8th August, and from 26th September to 26th December 2020.

• On Sundays at 3pm : from 16th February to 5th April, from 14th June to 9th August, and from 27th September to 27th December 2020. Be careful, during July and August, Sundays shows start at 5pm.

• At 3pm, Wednesdays 21st and 28th October, 23rd and 30th December 2020.

Duration: 1hr 10 followed by an unaccompanied tour of the Stables. 
Price: from €16 to €28

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Palace Ticket + Tour of the Equestrian academy of Versailles

This ticket gives you access to the Palace of Versailles, including the Palace's exhibitions, the Coach Gallery and a tour of the Equestrian acadamy.

20 €

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2-day Passport + Show "La voie de l'écuyer"

This ticket gives access to the whole Estate for 2 days in a row and it also gives access to the Equestrian show.

43 €


52 €





Heritage visit

Discover the King's Great Stables, home to the National Equestrian Academy, a truly contemporary Pages’ school.

  • Saturdays from 1:30pm to 4:30pm : from 19th February to 16th December 2020

    Single ticket price: €7
    Free for children under 5

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Contact:  01 39 02 62 70


Commented place

The Gallery of Coaches

A unique place with its collection of vehicles


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The official Palace of Versailles app.

The app includes the audioguide tour of the Palace and an interactive map of the Estate. It can be used without an Internet connection.

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