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This week-end Horse Holidays France had the great pleasure of receiving a group of riders from Japan during 2 days. Saturday they discovered the beautiful bridleways in the Saint-Germain forest and Monday the enjoyed a nice ride in Versailles castle estate.

Saturday, July 1, discover the secrets of the history of Maisons-Laffitte aboard our carriage following the traces of Napoleon, Voltaire, Ernest Hemingway and Jean Cocteau. Listen to the surprising story of the Maisons-Laffitte hippodrome, its castle and the beautiful villas in the park. 

Ouir guide will introduce you to Maisons-Laffitte’s heritage and tell you her most amazing anecdotes. The walk ends around a glass of champagne in the castle park. This walk is accessible to all.

 

 

 

Rate 75 € per person.
A glass of champagne is included in the price.

Duration 2 hours

Date Saturday 1 Jult 2017 from 14H30 to 16H30.
Meeting point at the entrance to the park (avenue de Longeuil – avenue Eglé at 2:15 pm)

Booking Number of places limited.
By e-mail: contact@horseholidays.fr
By phone: 06 08 07 51 91

Confirmations are made by sending your check to “Horse Holidays France” at the following address:
Horse Holidays France
21, avenue de Condé
78600 Maisons-Laffitte

Saturday June 3, we invite you for a carriage ride from the park in Maisons-Laffitte, through the Saint-Germain forest.


We will take a break at the hunting lodge, Pavillon de la Muette, built under Lous XV but also frequently visited by Napoleon. The owner of this extraordinary place will personnaly guide you and make you discover this hidden tresure. After the visit we will have a nice typically French picnic prepared by a chef.

 

 

 

09H30 Meeting at Place Marine, departure 

11H00 – 12H00 Guided tour at Pavillon de la Muette

12H00 – 13H00 Lunch

14H30 Back at Place Marine

Price : 115 € / person

Bookings: Limitated number of seats.
E-mail: contact@horseholidaysfrance.fr
Phone: 06 08 07 51 91

 

 

We invite you to a surprising trip on horseback in beautiful and unexpected landscapes; immense forests, vast plains and magnificent castles surrounded by their royal estates. During this trail ride you will have the privilege to discover three beautiful castles and their parks on horseback: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Versailles and Maisons-Laffitte.

 

Sunday, April 2, 2017 we offer a full day trail ride from Maisons-Laffitte. We explore the forest of Saint-Germain passing by the Château de Val, just next to the Saint-Germain-en-Laye castle and the Mare aux Canes (a very cute Duck Pond in the forest). For lunch, our assistance team will prepare a nice pique-nique with French specialities.

The forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, area reserved for the royal hunts since Charlemagne, knew a great development from the sixteenth century and the reign of Francis I. The latter makes pierced alleyways crossing in a star to facilitate hunting, The “Capitainerie des Chasses de Saint-Germain”, created in 1559, was one of the largest in the Kingdom. It’s enormous area currently corresponds to the territory of about 140 municipalities, about twice the capacity of Fontainebleau. The hunting in the forest was practiced in the forest of Saint Germain until 1870 by the kings and emperors.

Today we have 77 km of well-maintained horse tracks. Welcome to spend a day on this exceptional playground!

Provisional program :

08.00 am Breafast at the stable and briefing

08.30 am Preparation of the horses

09.00 am Departure

 

12.00  Lunch

04.30 pm Back to the stable : Horse care and aperitif and snacks

05.30 pm End of the day

 

Level : This trail ride is open to confirmed riders able to control their mount at three paces; walk, trot and gallop.

Price: 150 € per person. Horse rental, coaching, breakfast, lunch and aperitif included. See Rates and Bookings for more information.

Schedule: 08.00 am – 17.30 pm including about 6 hours on horseback.

 

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017

Reservation required : Limited number of places.

By e-mail: contact@horseholidaysfrance.fr

By phone: 06 08 07 51 91

 

 

 

Sunday, February 12, 2017 we offer a full day trail ride from Maisons-Laffitte. We explore the forest of Saint-Germain passing by the Château de Val, just next to the Saint-Germain-en-Laye castle and the Mare aux Canes (a very cute Duck Pond in the forest). We will have lunch at La Faisanderie, an old hunting lodge, built under Louis XIII.

The forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, area reserved for the royal hunts since Charlemagne, knew a great development from the sixteenth century and the reign of Francis I. The latter makes pierced alleyways crossing in a star to facilitate hunting, and imposes a strict legal framework for questions relating to this “art of nobility”, a monopoly of the King and the nobles, which is now endowed with a special framework regulation ; the “Capitainerie des Chasses”.

The “Capitainerie des Chasses de Saint-Germain”, created in 1559, was one of the largest in the Kingdom. It’s enormous area currently corresponds to the territory of about 140 municipalities, about twice the capacity of Fontainebleau.

The hunting in the forest was practiced in the forest of Saint Germain until 1870 by the kings and emperors. To this end, buildings were built; “hunting lodges” of which the Faisanderie that we will make you discover.

Provisional program :

07.30 am Meeting at the stable and preparation of the horses

00.15 am Departure

08.30 am Meeting with other groups of riders. Breakfast behind the church of Notre-Dame de la Croix in the park of Maisons-Laffitte

09.00 am Departure

01.00 pm Raclette Lunch at the Faisanderie

04.30 pm Aperitif and snack in Maisons-Laffitte

05.30 pm Horse care

06.00 pm  End of the day

Level : This trail ride is open to confirmed riders able to control their mount at three paces; walk, trot and gallop.

Price: 150 € per person. Horse rental, coaching, breakfast, lunch and aperitif included. See Rates and Bookings for more information.

Schedule: 07.30 am – 18.00 pm including about 6 hours on horseback.

 

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017

Reservation required : Limited number of places.

By e-mail: contact@horseholidaysfrance.fr

By phone: 06 08 07 51 91