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Swiss National Stud Farm

Oct 16, 2022
Avenches - Visits and guided tours

As the federal government's centre of competence for the breeding and keeping of horses and equines, the Swiss National Stud is full of activities and know-how in many areas and professions.

Do you know the Franches-Montagnes horse breed? How do the horses feed? Have you ever heard of the profession of wheelwright?
Our guide will take you to the heart of the Swiss National Stud's activities and introduce you to its various missions and its many boarders.
Established in Avenches in 1899, the Swiss National Stud is a training centre for horse-related professions and a stallion depot for the Franches-Montagnes breed.
Its boarders are numerous and surprising! Amongst other stallions and mares, there is the donkey Balou as well as the largest colony of white storks in French-speaking Switzerland.

Duration of the visit: 1 hour at the weekend / 1.5 hours during the week
Adults: CHF 10 for 1 hour and CHF 15 for 1.5 hours
Free for children up to 12 years old
Meeting point : Swiss National Stud
Maximum 25 participants

Tours in French:
22.04.2022 at 1.30 pm
13.07.2022 at 1.30 pm
16.10.2022 at 10.30 am

Visits in German
22.04.2022 at 10.30 am
13.07.2022 at 10.30 am
16.10.2022 at 1.30 pm

  • Office du Tourisme d'Avenches
  • Place de l'Eglise 3
  • 1580 Avenches - CH

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