D’Artagnan is probably one of the most familiar of all French historical figures, known the world over thanks to his appearance in several novels, in particular those of Alexandre Dumas, as well as in several films that feature the character, who was famed for his panache, bravura and charm.
His image is also celebrated for embodying values of cooperation, solidarity, and the benefits of working in a group rather than alone. A skilled horseman, d’Artagnan, who was born in Lupiac in the Gers region of southern France and died at the siege of Maastricht, travelled across Europe on horseback in the service of Louis XIV. We are delighted to offer a trek covering part of his journey, exploring different landscapes on horseback as we ride across the Regional Park of the French Vexin, the Chantilly forest, the Halatte forest and the Compiègne forest. The trek begins at Marines and ends at Pierrefonds.