This surprising horseback journey south of Paris takes one through the region historically associated with King Louis XIV, the “Sun King”, and his Superintendent, Nicolas Fouquet. The trail takes us to the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte in Versailles via Courances, Chamarande, the Abbey of Vaux-de-Cernay and Breteuil. The region offers horse riders magnificent and unexpected landscapes, immense forests, and magnificent castles surrounded by their gardens. The trails are excellent for long canters and gallops.

  • Castles:  Vaux-le-Vicomte, Fontainebleau, Courances, Chamarande, Breteuil and Versailles
  • Quality accommodations
  • Fontainebleau Forest, Rambouillet Forest, castle gardens
  • Churches of the 12th and 13th century

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