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Grand Parquet Equestrian Centre

Communauté d'Agglomération du Pays de Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau, Île-de-France Altitude : 80m
1 Equestrian centre

Centre disciplines

Equestrian dressage Equestrian jumping Equestrian eventing Modern pentathlon Para equestrian dressage


The location of the ‘Grand Parquet’ shows all of its advantages over 26 hectares of enclosed space, in the heart of Fontainebleau Forest!   The A6, A5 and A77 motorways facilitate access to the ‘Grand Parquet’. Quick access to Paris (60km from the Porte d’Orléans), and served by the Fontainebleau/Avon train station, 25 km from the Villaroche airport, and Parisian airport.   Equestrian tracks : - 2 competition tracks to Olympic standard equipped with capillary irrigation (dimensions : 100m x 80m) - 3 arenas with fibred sand surface of 3 600m², 4 000 m² et 5 000m² - 1 grass covered pitch of 13 000 m². - Cross-Country track - Gallop tracks with ford and cross country obstacles Stables : - 237 wooden boxes (3mx3m), - Numerous showers for horses, - Farrier - Welcome Desk - Vet Office - Covered and secured storage zone (50m2) Parking : - 1000 vehicle or 150 multi-wheel vehicle capacity parking nearby - Platform for the assembly of removable boxes (13 000 m²) Sanitary infrastructure : - 1 sanitary zone with showers in the stables - 2 additional sanitary zones on site Miscellaneous infrastructures :

  • 200 m² restaurant with 100 m² covered terrace
  • 5 meeting rooms (69 m², 58 m², 36 m², 25 m² and 24 m²)
  • Infirmary
  • 4 Jury stands
  Since 2019, the ‘Grand Parquet’ has benefited from the renovation of its equestrian surfaces as well as public zones, stands with disabled access and general aesthetic improvements.   ADVANTAGES: The 3 Olympic and Paralymic disciplines can be held on-site in a natural and calm environment with a discreet and professional team.

Special features

The Forest: riders and horses benefit from direct access to work outside with paths known for the quality of the terrain.

The Grand Parquet Team: Hospitality is important and that’s why the Grand Parquet Team is an advantage, discreet, professional and committed.

The Restaurant: 150 seats with a covered terrace.

For Relaxation and Training of the cavaliers : The CNSD (Centre National des Sports de la Défense) is 5 km away, equipped with an Olympic Swimming Pool andd diverse sporting facilities.

Health :

  • Fontainebleau Hospital, recently renovated, 4km away
  • Equine Surgery suite, recently renovated at the ‘Ecole Militaire d’Equitation’ 2,4 km away.

Equine Veterinarian Clinic (specialised in colics) 30km away

Known for

1924 Olympic Games : after le Summer Olympic Games in Paris, the Grand Parquet hosts the equestrian event of the Modern Pentathlon as well as a grand championship of the world’s best jumpers.

From 1950 onwards, the French Championships are held at the Grand Parquet.

1962 : 1st International 3 Day Event held in France. Long Jump World Record by Hubert PAROT with Resada B !

1971 : HRH Princess Anne participates in a 3 Day Event

1980 Olympic Games : Eventing during the Olympic Games.

1986 : 1st CHIO International.

2009 : European Eventing Championship

2010 : JAPPELOUP (film) shot on site

2018 : Junior European Championship with Dressage, Jumping and Eventing


Olympic Medallists: Hubert PAROT, Marcel ROZIER and since 2016 Philippe ROZIER and Roger Yves BOST !

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Secure storage area Infirmery Floodlit facilities Hospital nearby Relaxation room Physiotherapy room Weights room Film screening room Sauna Personal security service Vehicle hire service Adapted vehicle hire service On-site accomodation

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