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"Le Pin" national stud

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Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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A very interesting insight into the history of the stud

Had a very interesting day here. Very informative museum and interesting guided tour of the stables... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Colin S
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Kettering, United Kingdom
Wonderful day visiting the famous horse stud created by Louis 14th.

We have been wanting to visit the stud for many years as we have a house near Vire and the journey... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nadine T
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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The Pin National Stud -often known as the "Versailles of the Horse" - was built on the orders of Louis XIV in a verdant setting covering more than 1000 hectares (2500 acres). Here you can walk through the heart of buildings dating from the 18th...more
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Haras national du Pin, 61310 Le Pin-au-Haras, France
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+33 2 33 36 68 68
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been wanting to visit the stud for many years as we have a house near Vire and the journey is only an hour and a half away. However, because we have a dog we can't leave at home we thought it wouldn't be...More

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Haras du Pin T, Responsable relations publiques at "Le Pin" national stud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nadine Thank you very much for your positive feedback - all the team here at the Haras national du Pin were delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience. Our next event is the Christmas Market in the Haras stables on the 15 and...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting side-trip if you’re in the Alençon area. We did a tour of this beautiful stud farm with its many stables and saddlery. Many thanks to our tour guide, Deirdre, who speaks both French and English. She was so knowledgeable and...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Our hostess at the Chateau de la Paternes told us about this. An extraordinary setting designed by the same architect as Versailles. A very old "horse chestnut" planted for Napoleon's visit. Our guide was very fluent in French and English. The stables and horses are...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

For the 2nd year in a row I brought some clients from the US to visit Le Haras du Pin and watch the Thursday show. The stud farm is beautiful , the buildings truly magnificent and for people who have never seen a French National...More

Thank Cyril P
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Visited 6th September 2018 and we 3 horse lovers disappointed with the show which was low calibre and repetitive. Everything scruffy with half dead plants in arena. We weren’t offered cushions which were available ( didn’t see till show over) and commentary inane and entirely...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Had a very interesting day here. Very informative museum and interesting guided tour of the stables and the chateau. Try and go on a Thursday as the day is finished with a great show of horsemanship, and a carriage display. Well worth a visit

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 17 July 2018

The Haras du Pin is the oldest, most aristocratic, most striking national stud in France. Founded by Louis XIV, its bears the nickname of ‘the equestrian Versailles’ and is well worth a visit! We were lucky enough to arrive on a Thursday afternoon when the...More

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Haras du Pin T, Responsable relations publiques at "Le Pin" national stud, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Bonjour! Thank you very much for your positive review of your visit to the Haras national du Pin, and we were very pleased to learn you enjoyed your tour in English so much. We really appreciate that you took the time to send us your...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place with some magnificent horses however the guided tour of the stables could be better. It felt very rushed and thought we could have seen more of the horses rather than a quick look into the stables, the guide quickly moved...More

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Haras du Pin T, Responsable commercial at "Le Pin" national stud, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to place a review on Trip Advisor, and we really appreciate your feedback following your visit to the Haras national du Pin. The visit you took was a French visit - we always offer our non-French guests...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

It s à beautiful muséum and horses show It s The myst if you love horses .The percheron are very impressive animals .The show is amazing

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

I went for an inpromtu visit. We were staying in Deauville and I caught a train on short notice and popped in on a weekday morning. I was put with a non-English speaking tour guide (it was still splendid and the non-English speaking guide was...More

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Haras du Pin T, service tourisme at "Le Pin" national stud, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are sorry you could not take one of your English guided tours, but we are very happy to hear you really enjoyed your visit to the Haras national du Pin. It is a "must-see" while in...More

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Response from Haras du Pin T | Property representative |
Bonjour! Thank you for your enquiry. Dogs are welcome on a lead for the guided tours of the Haras and stables. A small dog on a lead would be admitted to our outdoor Jeudi du Pin presentation on the condition that it did... More
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The nearest city is Argentan, located 14 km from the Haras du Pin. There is no public transport between Argentan and Haras du Pin. You can rent a car or hire a taxi. You have to take a taxi, here are the phone... More
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