Equestrian Academy of Versailles


Created in 2003 by Bartabas at the Grande Écurie of the Château de Versailles, the Académie Équestre de Versailles is a unique corps de ballet, based as much on transmission as on the art of performance.

Within the walls that once housed King Louis XIV's steeds, the Académie équestre de Versailles brings together some thirty horses and the equestrian and artistic activities that have made it a recognised institution.

In the Manège de la Grande Écurie at the Château de Versailles, the Académie presents "La Voie de l'écuyère", choreographed by Bartabas and a reflection of this school company. Lasting one hour, this show is not simply a dressage rehearsal set to music, but a poetic representation of the rider-horse couple's apprenticeship.

Dates and times:
From 21 February 2024, every Saturday (6pm) and Sunday (3pm), as well as Wednesdays during school holidays outside the summer (3pm).

Details :
Show lasts 1 hour. Suitable for children aged 6 and over. Free tour of the stables after the show for ticket holders.

General information

Accessible for wheelchairs with assistanceAccessible for self-propelled wheelchairsDoors >=77 cm widePossibility of drop-off in front of the siteReception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
CouplesChildrenCycle 1: nursery schoolCycle 2: elementary SchoolSpecial rate for disabled peopleSpecial rate for jobseekersCycle 4: middle SchoolWelcome for business/incentive groupsHigher EducationStudents


From 18/02 to 20/08, every Saturday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.
Exceptional openening on Wednesdays during French school holidays.

From 16/09 to 31/12, every Saturday and Sunday.
Exceptional openening on Wednesdays during French school holidays.


Full price: from 30 €
Reduced price: from 22 €
Child: from 16 €
Disabled: 22 €.

Free entry for the drivers, teachers.

For group rates (adults or children), contact Charlotte De Smet on 01 39 02 62 75 or c.desmet@acadequestre.fr.

Contactless payment


Unguided individual tours on request Guided individual tours on request
Unguided group tours on request Guided group tours on request


  • Lift
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  • Educational visits
  • Room hire
  • Booking obligatory
  • Shop
  • Guided tours
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Meeting facilities

Concert/events Family Reception/drinks reception Exhibition/trade fair
Un écrin de bois et de miroirs, subtilement éclairé par des lustres en verre de Murano, est conçu comme une salle d’opéra. Vos invités assisteront au spectacle assis dans les gradins de bois. Puis, votre réception se fera sur le sable doré avec un dîner assis ou un cocktail. Maximum capacity : 1 person
Le salon Nuno Oliveira est une galerie chaleureuse, avec vue imprenable sur le Château de Versailles, agréable aussi bien pour un cocktail que pour un dîner assis. Maximum capacity : 1 person
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Contact details

Equestrian Academy of Versailles
1 Avenue Rockefeller
78000 Versailles