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Cadre Noir de Saumur (Riding School)

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The Cadre Noir de Saumur is the prestigious French National Equestrian Academy, which trains the country's future professionals, instructors, and competitors in the world of horse riding. It's unique in Europe, with 400 horses, extensive stables, five Olympic-size riding schools, and miles of specially laid tracks. Try for a morning tour, which includes a chance to admire the horses in training. The horses put on a full gala display for enthusiastic crowds during special weekends in May, July, and October, reservations are a must.

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  • Address: Av. de l'Ecole Nationale d'Equitation, Saumur, 49400
  • Phone: 02–41–53–50–60
  • Cost: €8
  • Hours: Guided tours only, mid-Feb.–mid-Nov., Mon. 2–4, Tues.–Fri. 9:30–11 and 2–4, Sat. 9:30–11; closed during performances of Matinées
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  • Location: Saumur
Updated: 03-24-2013

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    We took a tour because it was raining and what a pleasant surprise. Even not being horse people we enjoyed it very much.

    The show was great and the horses more beautiful than you can imagine. It is a "world class" facility and it shows.

    by TPAYT, 3/29/11

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