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. This high-level higher education institution attaches huge importance to passing on its expertise through equestrian shows, guided and unaccompanied tours.

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Shows

La Voie de l’Écuyer

Choreographed by Bartabas and the equestrians of the Académie équestre de Versailles, La Voie de l'écuyer - Opus 2021 illustrates the spirit and sensibility of the school-company, which has been based in the Grande Ecurie of the Palace of Versailles since 2003.

Based on the transmission of knowledge, the show sees the new class of equestrians evolve on new choreographies and revisit the emblematic tableaux of the Academy, such as the fencing on horseback, the ballet of sorayas with long reins, or the singing carousel.

The performance is followed by a free tour of the stables. 

All ages from 5 years old

Unheated carousel.

Reopening on 5 June 2021.

Every weekend, Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 3pm. During July and August, Sunday performances are exceptionally at 5pm.

Duration: about 1 hour followed by a free tour of the stables.
Price: from 16 to 28 €.
Every weekend, Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 3pm.

Way of the Equerry - La Voie de l’Écuyer

The squires present in the beautiful riding arena of the Great Stable, the show “Way of the Equerry”; a repertoire constantly enhanced.

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Visits

Heritage visit (unaccompanied tour of the Stables)

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

Heritage in complete freedom.

Built under the direction of the architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart and completed in 1682, the Grande Ecurie is one of the remarkable buildings of the Versailles estate because of its size and the nobility of its architecture.

Unguided visit.

Reopening on 9 June 2021.

Price: 7€. Free for children under 5.

Ticketing link :

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Groups welcome

For groups of more than 20 people, guided tours with a tour guide on request.

Contact the Academy: Charlotte De Smet on 01 39 02 62 75

The National Equestrian Academy of the Estate of Versailles

 

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