France is a great country for horses and riding and a fantastic destination for equestrian holidays. In spring the temperatures are perfect for sightseeing on horse back. Browse our farmhouses, gites, chateaux and rural retreats that offer horse riding activity breaks for details and contact the owners for a chat if you want to know more.
Whether you are looking for mountains, beaches or vineyards as the setting for your riding trails, France has it all to offer in abundance.
In spring the temperatures are perfect for sightseeing on horse back, especially in May and June when the days are long. Take the opportunity to ride in the Loire Valley and see the castles or experience the sights and smells of Provence. In summer when the days are hot, you can take your horse into the mountains where the air is cool and clear.
Normandy, considered by many the equestrian capital of France, is a rolling patchwork of lush fields and shady forests. Each day brings something new and this really is nothing short of a horse riders paradise.
Whether you are horsing around on the beaches in Northern France or are enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the Loire ,you will be assured of a wonderful horse riding holiday in France.
With French Connections, you travel independently and have total freedom of choice. Book a full riding holiday or just take a few hours on horseback as one feature of your break. Many of our properties have stables on site or are located within close proximity to a riding stable so equestrian outings are easily arranged.