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Le Haras de la Vendee

#1 of 5 Outdoor Activities in La Roche-sur-Yon Features Animals
120 boulevard des Etats Unis, 85000, La Roche-sur-Yon, France
+33 2 51 37 48 48
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I'm not sure what happened with the other reviewer who said everything was in French, our... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
via mobile

Been trying to get to this place for the last few years,however me managed it this year.... It was... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Brian H
Chorley, 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, the Haras de la Vendée is dedicated to the equestrian arts. It reveals the secrets of life of the horse with horse shows, interactive educational workshops, master classes and artists.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“riding” (3 reviews)
120 boulevard des Etats Unis, 85000, La Roche-sur-Yon, France
+33 2 51 37 48 48
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Reviewed 19 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

Thank brennainfrance
Reviewed 12 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

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 1 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.

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 31 July 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

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 22 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

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Interesting place to visit to give you a break from the beach, It is one of the best haras in France and children will get to pet and clean the horses if you are lucky to be on time. The shows at night time are...More

Thank Christabelle243
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Another review from a couple who turned up at 3.30pm and still thought that €5 each was worthwhile. Two demos seen - enjoyed ourselves. Would be enjoyable for those who know what they're looking at (who doesn't love a nose around someone else's yard) and...More

Thank RCollins83
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

We visited this site as my wife owns and spends a lot of time around horses. "Haras" is French for Stud so basically translated turns into "Stud of the Vendee" You can stroll through all the stables of which there are loads! There are grounds...More

Thank Dave0302
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We went on a day which was pouring down with rain but this didn't dampen our enthusiasm. Large number of fine horses and donkeys, very well schooled and you could stroke them all without any issue. Because of the torrential rain the displays were cancelled...More

Thank Hemmo1968
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Excellent value (only 5€ entrance for adults), Lovely old buildings, enjoyable displays and shows. It's worth checking the website to find out what's on and when, but I'd absolutely recommend this to anyone who likes horses.

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