EQUESTRIAN HOLIDAYS IN A CASTLE IN ALLIER...
Ride itinerary - Horses, tack & riding experience
Guides - Accomodation - Dates & rates - Book this ride
At the Chateau, guests are welcomed with warmth and attention
and quickly feel at home amidst the splendour of the chateau and
A unique and natural environment, unspoiled and largely unchanged
from historical times. Experience the traditional bourbonnaise
country side in its true sense - the characteristic bocage, herds
of Charollais cattle, flocks of sheep, horses, and, of course,
the friendliness of the bourbonnaise people themselves. A private
estate of 100 acres containing cool woods, green pastures and a
pond, all carefully maintained with the well-being of the guests
in mind. Walking paths wind through wood and field, while the
pond provides fish for the angler and a row boat for the boater.
Peace and tranquility are a priority at the Castle.
HORSES, TACK AND RIDING EXPERIENCE
Horses are balanced and willing : French saddle horses, spanish horses. The Haras is very close to the Castle.
Recommended riding experience
You'll ride a total of 5 hours. You need to be comfortable at all gaits.
French riding instructors.
3*NN hotel. For your comfort, the Chateau has 16 renovated rooms,
each with complete bathrooms and furnished with unique antiques
and artwork. Each room also has a direct phone line, modem hook-up
and satellite television.
Outdoor swimming pool (in season), possibility to borrow a mountain bike, fishing in the pond, sauna, jacuzzi, fitness, billiard, petanque, table tennis, library, ...
Gourmet restaurant with roots deep in the Bourbonnaise
tradition. Experience the diversity and flair of local cuisine,
and rediscover the taste and health of produce from the Chateau
gardens, neighbouring farms, or local markets. Meals are served
in the hunter's dining room, the more intimate Directoire Salon,
or outside, on the inviting terrace
DATES AND RATES
This 3 days / 2 nights stay can be scheduled all year long except in january and february.
Extra day (including night, lunch (rider menu), 2 hours of horse riding) : from 190 € to 250 € depending to the category of room and period choiced.
Extra riding : 26€ / hour. In that case, you must arrive early afternoon on day one, to have the time to ride your extras.
- 5 hours horse riding per person as describe, with English / French speaking guide,
- Free acces to castle equipment : outdoor swimming pool (from May to
September depending the weather conditions), sauna, jacuzzi...,
- Protection of the French Law for travel consumers who book through French travel agencies (see "why ride with us ?").
- transport to the meeting point,
- extra riding, or extra day,
- optional activities at the Castle as golf, balloon, any other service or optional visit entries, personal expenses...,
- a tour to discover other regions of France before or after the
trail (castle life, golf training, thalassotherapy spas...), see
our "after ride proposals".
BOOKING - MORE INFORMATION
3 days / 2 nights / 5 hours on horseback (optional hours possible)
Our guide speaks English / French and our head waiter speaks Spanish and Portuguese too.
Between 2 and 4 riders for trails.
The meeting point is at the castle. If you plan to arrive by train, you can join Moulins sur Allier, from where you could ask a taxi (average 45 € per way).
In summer, temperatures are usually warm, fresh in forests.
There are no specific health formalities and emergency medical treatment is as widely available in the country.
A valid passport is required of all foreigners entering France, except people living from a Schengen agreement country for who a valid ID card is enough.
All foreign citizens who wish to come to France must be able to present regulatory proof of the purpose of their stay, means of support and accommodation. In some cases, they need a visa to enter France. Visas must be applied for before leaving for France at a French consular office.
France is a member of European Union. No visa is required for citizens of other EU states.
Please check these informations at your local French embassy.
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