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Enjoy a unique equestrian experience

The year is 1900. The Paris Exposition and the second Summer Olympic Games have brought the world to the streets of the French capital, which echo with the hooves of more than 80,000 horses! As you set out to explore Paris in the exhilarating company of Madame, an eccentric artist, you discover a city crowded with carriages, trams, side-saddle riders, and inexperienced coachmen.

Follow Madame as she shops, eats in restaurants, walks in the woods, and, of course, visits the circus and a cabaret – the finest entertainment Belle Époque Paris has to offer!

Let the horsewomen of the Compagnie Equestre du Château de Chantilly, joined by a mime artist, an aerial acrobat, a vaulter, and the horses, donkeys, and ponies of the Great Stables, transport you to the thronged streets of Paris at the dawn of the twentieth century.
As you enjoy a heart-pounding hour in the life of Madame, admire a host of equestrian disciplines under the dome of the Great Stables, including carriage driving and rênes à la ceinture (riding with reins attached to the belt), high school dressage, acrobatics, vaulting, and equestrian fantasies.

 

Partners

Casting

A joint creation of the Compagnie Équestre at the Château de Chantilly

Equestrian and artistic direction: Sophie Bienaimé
Staging: Virginie Bienaimé
Creative assistant: Mathilde Pouteau
Costume design: Monika Mucha
Musical composition of selected pieces: Jean-Lou Descamps
Songwriting and performance: Mathilde Pouteau
Light design: Thomas Jacquemart
Sound and light engineer: Sophie Justin
Vaulter: Anthony Pinte
Mime artist: Dmitri Rekatchevski

Aerial acrobat: Quentin Signori or Antoine Lafon
Horse riders: Estelle Berland, Sophie Bienaimé, Nathalie Lecoultre, Clémentine Marguerat, Mathilde Pouteau, Amélie Schoeller, Clémentine Viret, Caroline Vitry
Set: André Bruneau and Sophie Justin
Stage manager: Laurie Trouvain

Spanish horses: Gatsby, Guadalquivir, Jerico, Koala, Lully and Toriano
Portuguese horses: Danubio, Encantado, Hamilton, Hino, Lotus and Maradona
Vaulting horses: Pompon (Comtois) and Ulrick (Cob Normand)
Arabo-Friesian: Wietse
Welsh: Massaï
Donkey: Pirate
Shetland ponies: Zig-Zag, Izalc, Lenwee
Miniature Shetland ponies: Bambino and Rigolo

Useful information

Show at 2.30 pm:
April: 7, 11, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28
May: 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
June: 6, 9, 13, 20, 23, 27, 30
September: 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29
October: 3, 5, 6, 10, 17, 20, 24, 26, 27, 31

Venue: beneath the dome of the Great Stables
Duration: 1 hour

Prices

1 Day Ticket + Show (château, grounds, great stables + show)
Full price: 32€ / Reduced price (age 3 to 25): 26€

Show Ticket (great stables + show)
Full price: 24€ / Reduced price (age 3 to 25): 19€