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Haras of Vendee

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Lovely time

Spent the afternoon exploring the stud. Great value at only €10 for our family of 5. Enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
County Dublin, Ireland
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Make sure you see the afternoon show

We didn't plan to visit here but very glad we did (my youngest daughter is horse mad) but it would... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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Enter the intimacy of the relations between Man and horse. Discover the only conservatory of horses in the world, and the unique expertise of saddlers and marshal-shoeings of the Haras nationaux.Located in a park in the heart of La Roche-sur-Yon...more
120 boulevard des Etats Unis, 85000, La Roche-sur-Yon, France
+33 2 51 37 48 48
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Attraction was interesting for our young kids, coming up close with various horse breeds and especially the horse and pony rides. There is plenty of space to roam and run. Gardens are well kept but not elaborately designed. We did not come on a day...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Spent the afternoon exploring the stud. Great value at only €10 for our family of 5. Enjoyed the horse drawn carriage and pony ride (€2 for each child). Nice cafe and shop. Shows are in the afternoon and are entertaining. Pity there is no English...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

To say this is a Government owned establishment which is in a pretty run down state. The entry fee - 5 euros - is fair enough but if you don't speak fluent French you'd be pretty lost. You get to see some of the horses...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Shanhire
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We came here on our one rainy morning during our 2 week stay in the Vendee. Our daughter loves horses and the entry price is extremely reasonable. We didn't time it very well as there was lots happening in the afternoon but not enough to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SEH910
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We didn't plan to visit here but very glad we did (my youngest daughter is horse mad) but it would not have been the same if we hadn't seen the afternoon show which was just amazing!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank adeytaylor
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure what happened with the other reviewer who said everything was in French, our experience couldn't have been better. I was given a complete guide in english and both guides tried their best to make me feel as included as possible. The horses...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Brenna122
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Been trying to get to this place for the last few years,however me managed it this year.... It was in my view a bit of a disappointment...The parking initially is on he road outside of the venue,so first come first served.Secondly which is a fundamental...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Brian H
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Had a lovely afternoon looking around the stables and watching the shows. The grounds are lovely and you can just wander and see horses in their stables. The shows were very entertaining and overall it was good value. Also, parking just outside the gate.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Sean M
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Found this by chance on something of a mystery tour. We arrived just in time to see the live display of some very skilful and often humorous riding skills...The horses were lovely, when I say riding skills there was more than that, one scene had...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Paul W
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews we thought it would be worth a visit as only 40 min drive and we weren't disappointed. The stables were immaculate and staff friendly. The shows were great fun and even though we didn't understand what was being said. The enthusiasm of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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