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.

shows and visits

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
Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 3pm to 1 July 2018. Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 5pm from 8 July to 12 August.
Duration: 1hr 10 followed by an unaccompanied tour of the Stables. 
Price: from €16 to €25

There is no shows from 1st of January to 17th of February 2018

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Buy a combined ticket with a 2-Day Passport and entry to La Voie de l'Ecuyer - Opus 2017 for €40, and save €6*.
With this package, attend the equestrian show on Saturday at 6pm or Sunday at 5pm in addition to your visit with a 2-Day Passport ticket.
*Offer valid until 16 December 2017

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Guided tours of the Great Stables

Every Sunday 10:30pm
Duration: 1hr 15
Price: €15
Reduced price under eighteen: €10

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Heritage visit

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

Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Single ticket price: €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