Cadre Noir

Top choice equestrian show in Saumur

The Cadre Noir equestrian display team puts on two types of astonishingly graceful show: Matinales, hour-long training demonstrations with commentary; and – this is what it's most famous for – ballet-like Galas that showcase horses' and riders' extraordinary skills. Headsets provide simultaneous translation into English. Reserve by phone or online, or via Saumur's tourist office.

Matinales are held at 10.30am on 28 dates between March and early November, Galas at 4pm or 9pm on four weekends in April, June, September and October.