The Château Lanessan Horse Museum is well known as being one of France's finest museums. André Delbos, a great horse enthusiast, had a horseshoe-shaped building erected in 1880 that was both functional and luxurious.
The visit begins with the carriage shed, containing vehicles dating back to around 1900, all designed by great names (Labourdette, Mulhbacher). The oldest carriage, an 1884 phaeton, and the most recent one, a 1903 American carriage, stand at either side of the others, including a coach built in London by Peters & Sons.
The superb tack room, a room lined with pine wainscoting, contains an outstanding collection of harnesses, sidesaddles and English saddles dating back to the “Belle Époque”.
The Horse Museum stables are very luxurious and are well worth a visit. They contain Pyrenean marble troughs, copper ball knobs, a hay dispenser linked to the stores, special foaling boxes and a mechanical ventilation system. In deciding to build them, André Delbos wanted to create the best possible facilities for horses.
We cannot guarantee the complete occurancy of all the events listed. Events are subject to last minute changes. We therefore recommend before making your plans, you call the telephone number given for each tour.