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.
from 12 to 23 February : departure at 15:30 except week-end,
April 1st and 2nd : Pâques au Haras (see event),
from 3th April to 1st July and from 28 August to 30 September : Tuesday to Saturday, departure at 3.30pm and Sunday at 11am and 3.30pm,
from 2nd to 13 July : departure at 11am and 3:30pm, except Monday,
from 14 July to 26 August : departure at 11am, 2.30pm and 4.30pm, except Monday,
from 20 October to 04 November : departure at 3.30pm.
adults : 7€,
reduced price : 6€,
free for less than 16 years
Visits for groups (from 20 persons.)
All year round by appointment
adults: 6 €,
children (4 to 15 years) : 3 €
reduced price : 5 €.
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.
from April to September, after each guided tour on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays,
for groups : on request.
3 €/person, free for less than 16 years.
during the school holidays of Easter, Wednesdays at 10.30 am,
during the summer school holidays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am.
5 €/ person
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
Three animations are proposed to share a moment with family or friends :
Pâques au haras : games, pony rides, animations, free visits ... are proposed during the Easter weekend - Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd April from 10.30am to 6pm
Pique-nique au Haras : Saturday, June 16th - from 12pm,
Halloween au Haras : a new survey at the Haras is to be conducted through a giant cluedo - Wednesday, October 31 from 10:30 am to 5 pm.
Valentines Day - dinner show
Wednesday, 14 February
Mercredis au Haras
New formule to spend an afternoon at Haras with different presentations, workshops and animations.
Dates 2018 : every Wednesday, from July 11 to August 22 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 €
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 9pm, from July 06 to August 24 - Duration: 2h
to be defined
To book click here
Equestrian shows of Christmas
Every winter, the equestrian artists in residence propose an original creation for the Christmas fairytale.
Christmas school holidays (exact dates to be determined)
to be defined
The National Stud of Cluny offers exhibitions, between May and September, available during guided tours.