Garde républicaine open house September 28, 29

September 26th, 2013

The Republican Guard is a part of the national police in France and providing security for ceremonial and state events is among their duties.  As they are a mounted unit seeing them parade – anywhere – but especially in the streets of Paris is impressive!

They have stables and an indoor dressage arena in the 4th arrondissement of Paris but also a location in the 12th at Vincennes.  And this weekend they’re having an open house (portes ouvertes) at the Vincennes location, an easy metro ride from central Paris.  So, if you’ve missed them in the streets or simply love horses and the pomp of a mounted unit, head out there.  Find details (directions and a PDF of the weekend program – in French) by clicking here.

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