A trip of a lifetime



Our annual French tour in Chantilly and Normandy

Once a year we offer the opportunity to join our unique breeding and racing tour in France in June straight after Royal Ascot.  

It is a 4 day premium tour designed for Australian racehorse owners and breeders and their partners where they will discover the jewels of the French breeding and racing industry and meet some of its leaders. 

As well as a horse trip, it is a lifestyle adventure in a beautiful environment, for like-minded people who are keen to learn more about the industry globally.



Chantilly Thoroughbred Training Center 

The training centre of Chantilly is one of the many features of our tour. Training and racing have evolved in Chantilly since 1834 and I have been a regular visitor since I was a kid but I still get goosebumps every time I return. 





Fine dining and outstanding hotels

Outstanding hotels and restaurants, history, and architecture,  are also a big part of the tour which makes it easy for anyone to enjoy. 



See the video below to hear what our previous guests said about the tour. 






If racing is your thing this is something that you must see at least once but the training grounds and the racing stables aren't really open to the wider public. 


Feedback on the French tours: 

Peter Walsh, WA
"It was a trip of a lifetime. The history behind the French racing industry is mind-boggling. One of my favourite holidays ever. The food and wine were superb and we had a real insiders tour."

Adrian Harrold, WA
"What a fantastic few days. To Louis and Nico from Astute Bloodstock thanks for organizing everything. It was seriously memorable and will go down as one of my all-time highlights."

Peter James, NSW

“Last year we had the pleasure of being guide thru the racing world of France by Astute Bloodstock. Louis and the team provided us with an outstanding insight taking us to morning training at Chantilly picnicking with some of the highest profile trainers in France and visiting amazing stud farm such as the Agha Khans. When you mix this with wonderful restaurants off the beaten track and 400-year-old chateaus to stay over an invitation by Astute should be an instant acceptance”.

Nigel Smithers, NSW
"A huge thank you again to Louis and Nic for organizing this fabulous trip. We had an absolute blast. Great food, great wine, great company and plenty of laughs. So blessed to experience these amazing farms and warm hospitality in this beautiful part of Normandie. A pleasure meeting you all and hope to catch up again soon. We should ALL keep in touch. Safe travels ... until next time. Cheers Jo and Nigel 🏇🥂😎🍷"

Peter Colley, NSW
"Our horse trip in France was a real eye-opener into the breeding and racing world. The tour was well organized, fun and fascinating. We learned a lot about thoroughbreds in general and we came back even more enthusiastic about breeding and racing. We look forward to going on another tour with Astute Bloodstock."

Glen Spratt, NSW
"A truly memorable trip, up there with the best holidays, I have had. We had the privilege to meet some remarkable people and visit the most beautiful places. It’s a trip not only for people who love horse racing because it’s so much more than that. I’d love to do it again. Thank you, Louis! "

Roger Langley, VIC 

"Louis has been a terrific help in advising on bloodstock purchases, as his knowledge and access to all of the major players is unique.  His understanding of each farm, breeding records and success is second to none. His tours and visits of the historical and cultural sites throughout Chantilly & Normandy are outstanding.  I would never have known these places and the memories will stay with me forever."

Andrew Bostock, VIC

"My wife Liz and I joined Louis for his racing trip in Deauville and Chantilly in August 2016. We had a wonderful time, Louis is a superb host and introduced us to fascinating
racing people and we discovered stunning studs and racing stables in the region.  Early morning trackwork
and exploring Chantilly were highlights. "

Tony and Sue Williams, NSW

‘Thanks so much for a superior equine/tourist tour of the beautiful country you are from. Sue and I learned so much and we really loved what you did for us. France is an amazing country, I will spend more time there I can assure you.’

Derryn and Eloise Harrison, Gold Coast

"The experience will stay with Eloise and I for the rest of our lives, and that is a gift we will never be able to say thank you for.  We can't wait to host you both when we see you in Australia" 




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+61 408 666 251




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