Guided tour of the Military Horse-Riding School

Discover the world of horses inside the castle of Fontainebleau. The EME (French name of the school) has benefited from an exceptional historical environment for more than 20 years. Booking required.


Ecole Militaire d'Equitation Allée de Maintenon
77300 Fontainebleau

01 60 74 99 99

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Epicenter of the equestrian military sports and great formation school. It is composed of a hundred of men and women and 200 horses.
It welcomes young soldiers who wish to have a career in the horse-riding field and distinguishes itself in the high level contests.

As the first step in a comprehensive renovation, the Sénarmont riding arena has regained its external splendour. This historic building has the particularity and richness to still have the same function as in the 19th century: an equestrian working area. The interior of the riding arena should also return to its former glory by 2022. Indeed, an interior renovation project in which the reconstruction of a stand opposite to the existing one would be integrated would allow the original design of the merry-go-round to be restored.


  • Openning

    Saturday 7 December 2019 at 10.30 am.

  • Costs

    10€ full-price.
    7€ reduced price (6-12 years old, inhabitants of Fontainebleau, students, jobseekers).
    Free for children under 6.