The Cadre Noir at the National Riding School

Atlantic Loire Valley
Great Outdoors

Based in Saumur, with all members of the display team working as instructors at the National Riding School here, the Cadre Noir are famous worldwide for their excellence in horsemanship. Whilst they spend a lot of time travelling the globe, if you're lucky, you can see one of their astounding performances at the Riding School. Tours are also available of the school so you can see just how the riders and horses are trained.

Places to visit nearby

Saumur in Atlantic Loire Valley is easily recognised by its fairytale chateau and is famous for its association with horses - the area around the town is even known as the Kingdom of the Horse.

Angers in Atlantic Loire Valley is an artistic city on the banks of the River Maine, that is steeped in medieval history and full of beautiful gardens and parks.

Tours in the Loire Valley is a modern city with a history dating back to the Romans that is famous for its architecture, wines and markets.

Nearby attractions

Hidden underground, in the mystical realm of the troglodyte caves made of tuffeau stone, is the Musée de Champignon. Here you can discover the secret world of mushrooms.

Created in 1859, the Caves de Grenelle is the last independent family-owned sparkling wine house in the area and offers a fun and educational discovery area for adults and children with an introduction into wine tasting, the...

A beautiful château dating from the 10th century but largely rebuilt in the 14th, the Château de Saumur has been a princely residence, army barracks and latterly a prison, until the end of the Napoleonic era, throughout its...