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In the forest of History

Just a stone‚s throw from the château, the Domaine National de Chambord will be staging an open-air horse show within the confines of Maréchal de Saxe‚s stables, featuring costumed riders from Bruno Mellerio‚s troop. This educational and entertaining artistic show has been written and directed by Gonzague Saint Bris. Its main theme is the history of Chambord, from the time of François I and Louis XIV to Napoleon and the 19th century.

Shows at 11.45am and 4pm.

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