Come and join Cheval and Chateaux in this splendid horse riding! From the large path of Boulogne forest to trails and vineyards of Val de Loire, you ride on Catherine de Medicis, François first and many famous people of that time’s footsteps. Chambord, Beauregard, Cheverny, Blois, these wonderful renaissance’s castles bring you into the heart of French history. This will be a wonderful experience in complicity with a horse.
You will stay in Chateau du Breuil on the first and second nights and Coté Loire on the last night. Accommodations are always located close to the castles you visit and combine the charm with comfort 17th-century renaissance. You will enjoy the magic of old-stoned dwellings, of hundred-year-old trees, and sometimes of the lords' authentic and cordial welcome royal. Comfortable and refined double rooms with private bathroom are waiting for you. A heated swimming pool often offers relaxation after the ride.
Arrive at Château du Breuil near Cheverny. Have dinner and a briefing.
Breakfast at B&B at château and depart home.
The choice of the horses has been motivated above all, by the strong desire to make you enjoy your trip in total safety. The horses are quiet and generous. Your track companion is chosen for you according to your level, height, and weight.
This horse riding will take place in Loir-et-Cher, France. Along the tour, you will visit Chateau de Beauregard, Chateau de Cheverny, and Chateau de Chambord.
The well-named Beauregard has reputed roots such as Jean du Thiers, secretary of state of Henry second who was himself the constructor and first Lord of Beauregard. The castle shelters the famous Galerie des Illustres which displays the painting portrays 320 great figures of the court and high ranking foreign characters gathered around the two portrays of the king and the queen. This long room has kept its beautiful old Delft tiles and its ceiling painted with lapis-lazuli powder, splendid.
The grounds of the castle were bought by Henri Hurault, count of Cheverny, military treasurer of king Louis XI. The current owner, Marquis de Vibraye, is the downward one from him. It is the son of the first owner, Philippe Hurault, who builds the castle between 1624 and 1630. Cheverny is a remarkable example of the classicism of XVIIè century. The decoration was completed by the girl of Henri Hurault and Marguerite, the Marchioness of Montglas, about 1650, with the assistance of the painter Jean Mosnier (1600 - 1656), originating in Blois. The family Hurault de Vibraye always lives the castle of Cheverny which became one of the Loire château more visited and famous for her splendid interiors, her collection of tapestry and objets d’art, her furniture and her decoration of the XVIIe.
From 1518, François first who used to enjoy hunting in the abounding in the game forest of Boulogne, ordered to raze the small castle of the Counts of Blois and replaced it with a sumptuous structure which was soon to be called Chambord. The Chambord’s design is attributed to Leonard de Vinci and inspired by the feudal movement. Standing as a Renaissance marvel, Chambord offers 440 rooms, 365 chimneys, 13 main stairs, 70 backstairs and it no longer inspires any warlike memories. Chambord is François first’s personal work. François second, Charles ninth, Louis 13th, Louis 14th, and Molière stayed in it. After having been offered to the Marechal of Saxe and then acquired by the Counts of Chambord, Chambord has become the property of the French state since 1932.
Take a direct train from Paris Austerlitz to Blois - about 1 hour and 30 minutes, or train from Paris Montparnasse - change at Tours Saint Pierre des Corps for Blois.
Transfer by taxi from Blois train station to château du Breuil, route de Fougères - Cheverny is not included and costs about 50 EUR by car.
Check-in is from 04:00 p.m. Meeting time is at 07:00 p.m/ at the château du Breuil for aperitif and breefing.
Please note that on departure day transfer by taxi from côté Loire - Blois to Blois train station is not included, and costs about 10 EUR by car. For more information send inquiry.