Set off to discover the Pays d’Auge stud farms winding your way along the 60 kilometres of the Stud Farm Trail by car or on a bicycle. It will give you a fine chance to view some of the finest region’s finest domains and to watch the foals in the meadows. Lisieux Tourist Office – Authentic Normandy can supply you with a route map that you can print out or a GPS route that you can download in association with a mobile app if you are a tech wizard.
In order to allow you to discover the activities of these stud farms, the Tourist Office organises several visits throughout the summer, during which professionals in the horse industry will help you to explore their captivating universe. In May, 17 stud farms open their doors simultaneously for an exceptional day of discovery.
Isabelle and Jean-Luc Bara welcome you all year round to Le Mesnil-Mauger, allowing you to discover the Ecajeul Stud Farm, the Bara’s profession and the secrets of horse whisperers.
What better way could there be of immersing yourself into the world of horses than to wake up at a stable and watch the morning activities from your window? Total immersion thanks to the guest rooms located in the heart of the stud farm that breeds Trotters and Thoroughbreds!
CIRALE, the equine campus of the Maison Alfort National Veterinarian School focusing on musculoskeletal conditions, is the only such centre in Europe. All of the latest state-of-the-art medical technology is made available to assist the sports performances of horses. Do not miss out on the exceptional opportunity to visit it in June.
What better way could there be of exploring the Pays d’Auge countryside with its bucolic scenery than on horseback? Several equestrian centres provide horse riding services for everyone, from beginners to experts, allowing you to discover this fantastic area of equine excellence.
The end of a lovely day at the beach? Head off to Cabourg’s Evening Races and enjoy harnessed and mounted trotting races in the evening air. There are several free family activities every Tuesday and Friday throughout July and August: concerts, stable visits, first-time pony rides…
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