Saumur Cavalry Museum
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Saumur Cavalry Museum

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Located in the former stables of the Cadre Noir, this museum retraces the entire history of the French Cavalry from 1445, the date of the creation of the Compagnies d'Ordinance by Charles VII, to the present day.

On 1400 m², six centuries of French military history are evoked by numerous models, objects, uniforms, weapons, standards, pennants, etc... representative of the Cavalry and then the French Armored Arms.

Throughout the season, discover the secrets of the history of horses in France through a temporary exhibition visible until November 12. The French Horse and Riding Institute (IFCE), which today federates the Cadre Noir and the National Stud Farms, is housed in the Cavalry Museum and presents more than 300 years of French equestrian know-how, through objects and documents and more particularly on the practice of French horsemanship and traditional harnessing, horse-drawn carriages, saddlery, genetics and breeds.

The Museum also includes a documentation center with 18 books that can be consulted by appointment.

Duration:

From: 06 / 04 / 24 To: 30 / 06 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 11AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday :
    from 11AM to 00PM
  • Wednesday :
    from 11AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    closed
  • Friday :
    from 11AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 11AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 11AM to 00PM
From: 01 / 07 / 24 To: 01 / 09 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
From: 02 / 09 / 24 To: 11 / 11 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 11AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday :
    from 11AM to 00PM
  • Wednesday :
    from 11AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    closed
  • Friday :
    from 11AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 11AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 11AM to 00PM

Prices

From: 06 / 04 / 24 To: 11 / 11 / 24
  • Adult 9€
  • Kids 5€
  • Student fee 6€
  • Jobseeker 6€
  • Big family - 2 adults + 2 children - €1,50 per additional child. 24€
  • Disabled 6€
  • Adult group - Guided tour by reservation: €4/person extra. 7€
  • Children group - School groups: free. Educational visit by reservation: €5/pers. 3€

Guided tour supplement: €4
Veterans: €6

Free granted on presentation of proof:
- active military personnel, reservists and civilian defense personnel
- to foreign soldiers in uniform,
- Grand Invalides de Guerre

Ticket combined with the Armored Museum:
Full price: 18 €
Child rate (7 to 15 years): €9
Reduced rate (students, job seekers, disabled people, veterans): €12
Family formula (2 adults + 2 children): €47 - €1,50 per additional child
Adult group rate (from 10 people): €13 - reservation required for groups., Free for children under: 7 years old, Minimum age child rate: 7 years old, Maximum age child rate: 15 years old

  • Payment Methods: Bank/credit card, Cheque, Chèques-Vacances Classic, Cash

Pratical information

Spoken languages
  • French
  • English
Services Shops
  • Shop
Visit
  • Guided tours
Equipments Interior equipment
  • Toilets
Parking
  • Parking
  • Free parking

Attachment bars to the left of the museum, information panel on the European Route d'Artagnan.

Contact information

Place Charles de Foucauld
49400 Saumur