© William Curtis Rolf

Stables at Versailles, 17th century

The rooms for the housing of horses form a number of long arcades of covered in brick and stone barrel vaults and punctuated laterally by lunettes. The one shown here has been restored and equipped with modern steel and roble wood boxes designed by the architect Patrick Bouchain. They fit perfectly with Hardouin-Mansart's architecture and house the Lusitano horses of the Bartabas Equestrian Arts School, located since 2002 in the Main Stable.