Worth a visit at Haras du Pin

Founded by Louis XIV, its bears the nickname of ‘the equestrian Versailles’ well.

Grands événements

> The Discovery Trail: enjoy an introduction to the history and work of this exceptional national stud in this new exhibition trail which uses contemporary technology to tell visitors about the history of the place and the importance of horse breeding.

> Les courses du Pin (horse races at the Haras du Pin): in a convivial, rural atmosphere, the Haras du Pin welcomes leading flat-racing and steeple-chase specialists on one of the oldest race courses in France.

> Les jeudis du Pin (special Thursday events): the stud has built its reputation around nurturing exceptional breeds, notably the Percheron, the Normandy Cobb, the Trotteur Français, the Selle Français and the English Thoroughbred. Together with the collection of horse-drawn vehicles, they are at the centre of displays that take place every Thursday afternoon from June to September.

> Men of all Trades: on Monday afternoons in the peak summer holiday period, see specialist craftsmen at work, for example working on saddles and harnesses, and learn about the skills of the trades involved in looking after horses.

Nearby

> Argentan

> Sées and its cathedral

> Montormel Memorial: the final battle for Normandy