National stud farm of Cluny

Between tradition and show, the horse in all its facets

With the creation of the deposit’s stallions of Cluny, city recognized in the whole world thanks to the last radiation of its abbey, in 1807 by Napoleon I, it was natural to place the first stallion in the Saint-Hugues stables attached to the abbey of Cluny. The buildings which shelter today the horses were built between 1814 for the oldest stable and 1880.
The horse, bond between sport and culture, become not only one union feature between an important project of cultural valorization of the abbey but also the factor of a sporting horse pole development, Equivallée, validated and carried by the department.
The National stud farm is today one of the essential components of this vast project, supported by the District council of Burgundy, the General advice of Saône-et-Loire and the municipality. This project aims at connecting in the same unit, the National stud farm, the racecourse and the Horse Club.
A new era starts for the establishment of the National stud farms which is brought closer to the prestigious National school of riding of Saumur, to give rise to the French Institute of the Horse and riding.

Guided tours to discover this place and its occupants. For children, interactive family visit based on a trail of the senses. In the summer, two attractions offer a unique encounter with the horses : Cluny Thursdays offering a presentation of the horses, equestrian show..., and the equestrian cabarets, a dinner-show in the prestigious setting of the Stud Farm.


Guided tours

Individual visits

- from 1 April to 30 June and from 1 to 30 September : every day at 2.15pm and 4pm (closed on Mondays and Sunday 16 April : animation Paqu’O Haras). Additional departure on May 08,
- from 1 July to 31 August : departures every day at 10.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm and 5pm (closed on Mondays),
- from 21 October to 05 November : every day at 2.15pm (closed Mondays and 1 November)

Prices :
- adults : 7€,
- reduced price : 6€,
- free for less than 16 years

Visits for groups (from 20 persons.)

All year round by appointment

Prices :
- adults: 5,50 €,
- children (4 to 15 years) : 2,50 €
- reduced price : 4,50 €.

OPTION HAS THE GUIDED TOUR : demonstration commented by the work of an equestrian artist in residence at the end of the visit. Duration: 30 min.

Conditions :

- from April to September, after each guided tour on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays,
- for groups: on request.
Price :
- 3 €/person, free for less than 16 years.

Family visits

- during the school holidays of Easter and All Saints’ Day, Wednesdays at 10.30 am,
- during the summer school holidays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am.

Prices :
Adults and children : 5 €

Educational activities - children’s groups

- La chevauchée des Sens : Guided tour of the Haras animated by workshops around the five senses.
- Les Trésors du Haras : A play of track allowing the children, divided into teams, to discover the site in an autonomous and playful way.
- La Course d’Obstacles : The discovery of the Stud, in all its facets, is carried out thanks to a guided tour followed by a life-size board game.
- Le P’tit Trot Ecolo : An educational activity in the tune of time that highlights the link between horse and respect for the environment.
- A la découverte de l’attelage : A sharing with an agent of the National Stud of Cluny which makes discover, during this activity ludic, his passion for the carriage.
- A la découverte du spectacle équestre : A moment in company of an equestrian artist in residence who proposes an activity to approach the universe of the equestrian show.

Duration: between 1.15 and 1.45 depending on the activity
Activities available all year round by reservation for a group of children (minimum 20 people)
Price: 4,50 € / child

Attractions 2017

Family entertainment

Three animations are proposed to share a moment with family or friends :
- Paqu’O haras : games, pony rides, animations, free visits ... are proposed during the Easter weekend - Sunday 16th and Monday 17th April from 10.30am to 6pm
- Pique-nique au Haras : Sunday 25 June - from 12pm,
- Haras’lloween : a new survey at the Haras is to be conducted through a giant cluedo - Tuesday, October 31 from 10:30 am to 5 pm.

Mercredis du Haras

New formula to spend an afternoon at Haras with different presentations, workshops and animations.
Dates 2017 : every Wednesday, from July 19 to August 30 from 2 pm to 6 pm

Individual prices :
- adults : 9,50 €,
- children (4 to 15 years) : 5,50 €,
- reduced rate: 8,50 €
To book click here

Group prices (from 20 people) :
- adults : 8 €,
- children (4 to 15 years) : 4,50 €,
- reduced rate: 7 €

Cabarets and equestrian shows

Equestrian cabarets

During the weekend, the Haras offers meal-shows, an unusual way to spend time with family, friends or as a couple. Under tent (heated if necessary), the public is set up for a meal animated numerous numbers equestrian.


- Tuesday, February 14 at 8 pm, Sunday, May 7 at 12:30 pm, Friday, May 26 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 27 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, June 4 at 12:30 pm - Duration: 2 hours.
To book click here
For more information, contact us.

For groups, we offer "Equestrian Cabaret" days with a guided tour and lunch-show package. Under tent (heated if necessary). Upon reservation. For more information, contact us.

Equestrian shows of the summer

At nightfall, the courtyard of the Haras lights up and turns into a stage of spectacles. The equestrian artists in residence and the agents of the National Haras of Cluny propose an equestrian spectacle where combine harness, dressage, aerobatics, work in freedom, dance and music.


- Every Tuesday and Friday at 8:30 pm, from July 18th to September 1st - Duration: 2h

Prices :
- From 10 to 20€.

To book click here


The National Stud of Cluny offers exhibitions, between May and September, available during guided tours.

Contact "Pôle culturel et touristique" :

Haras national de Cluny
2 rue Porte des Prés - 71250 CLUNY
Tél. +33 (0)3 85 59 85 19 - Fax : +33 (0)3 85 59 54 54
Site web

Training offered on the site by the IFCE

The National Stud of Cluny offers training courses for breeders, managers and employees of equestrian centers, amateurs or professionals of the equine or even non-equitable sector.

Consult the training program proposed by IFCE in the first half of 2017

Contact "Service formation" :

Haras national de Cluny
2 rue Porte des Prés - 71250 CLUNY
Tél. +33 (0)3 85 59 85 03 - Fax : +33 (0)3 85 59 24 54