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"Le Pin" national stud

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Haras national du Pin, 61310 Le Pin-au-Haras, France
+33 2 33 36 68 68
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It s à beautiful muséum and horses show It s The myst if you love horses .The percheron are very... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Kind, friendly serivice; beautiful setting; stunning horses

I went for an inpromtu visit. We were staying in Deauville and I caught a train on short notice... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Dyersburg, TN
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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 century, including stables that house different breeds of horse, the saddlery of honour, and some exceptional horse-drawn carriages. Your visit continues on a route which allows you to explore stable no. 1, where you get to know more about the world of the horse and the Pin National Stud. The chateau, built at the beginning of the 18th century, houses some superb 17th century tapestries as well as animal paintings in its rooms. Come and watch the amazing shows of horses and carriages held at 3.30pm every Thursday between June and September, on Le Pin Thursdays. An artistic equestrian show also takes place in the stud riding arena, every Wednesday afternoon in April, and each weekend from 8th April to 1st October 2017 at 3.30 pm.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“guided tour” (4 reviews)
“horse lovers” (4 reviews)
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Haras national du Pin, 61310 Le Pin-au-Haras, France
+33 2 33 36 68 68
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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

Thank 555xavierd
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

Thank tallchic2
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

Reviewed 19 September 2016

We visited this place during our stay in Normandy. The day we went it was very hot and sunny. First we did a tour of the museum were there are some information notices in English and found it interesting. upstairs there was a good photography...More

Thank swift-simba
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Visited today (Thursday) as it was show day, which was very enjoyable, the only down side is the show was all in French, this is why it is 4 stars and not 5, however this didn't detract from the display of horses or riders on...More

Thank Sam G
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We are a family of horse lovers and visited the stud yesterday. The horse show was disappointing: too many people, all sitting inside on plastic chairs (if you were lucky to have a chair), very difficult to see anything etc. The acts themselves were short...More

Thank roxycar
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Big cart horses, one show jumping horse, two donkeys. No English spoken. Kids would find it very hard work. No ice creams or any fun type things. Rip off.More

1  Thank bryan v
Haras du Pin T, Responsable commercial at "Le Pin" national stud, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

We regret that the visit and the show were not as good as you expected it to be. In our “Jeudi du Pin” show, around twenty horses, ponies and donkeys from different breeds, are presented in various scenes. They are shown either alone or in...More

Reviewed 14 June 2016

Had a great visit. Interesting and informative from a local guide who spoke excellent English. Walked around the grounds and museum. Visited the stables to see the stud stallions. Magnificent beasts. Learnt of the history of the stud supplying horses to the military years ago...More

Thank salisburybob
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We visited on a Thursday so got to see the show. I wasn't expecting it to be indoors but it was quite good. The stunt rider Morgon was brilliant. It was all in French so you need a bit of the language to understand the...More

Thank Tunleytraveller
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Came to watch the horse show with the kids. It was OK but not brilliant. The show was indoors and so space a little little limited. We didn't look at the buildings and so can't comment on the rest.More

Thank justbruce
Haras du Pin T, Responsable relations clients at "Le Pin" national stud, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

We are pleased to have welcomed you at the Haras National du Pin, and we appreciate the time you took to let us know your opinion. Since the 1st January 2016, the Haras National du Pin has become a Public Administrative Establishment, jointly managed by...More

Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Haras are now in private hands. Tour was crowded and we only got to walk around staals and look at horses from distance. The show was very good and amusing. Expected more about the breeding and role of the haras.

Thank patrick l
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5 May 2016|
Response from Haras du Pin T | Property representative |
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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