August 08, 2018

Deauville Horse / Visit Deauville-Clairefontaine

Ancestor of the Pays d'Auge Racing Society, the Broken Cross Society, in Pont-l'Evêque, housed the second hippodrome on the Normandy Coast since 1875. Too far from Deauville, it is planned to move the field of races at Saint-Arnoult and, in 1924, it was finally on the Tourgéville site that the hippodrome was built. We then speak of "Petit Clairefontaine" which will be inaugurated on August 8, 1928. The races take place there until September 1939 and resume 10 years later. It was not until 1958 that Deauville-Clairefontaine resumed obstacle courses.

Naiad Plant
Guided tour Sandrine Boyer-Engel

On August 8, 1928, the Deauville-Clairefontaine racecourse opened its doors. The most flowered racetrack in France has charmed everyone. 92 years of a multidisciplinary tradition, where you vibrate to the rhythm of flat hooves, obstacles and trotting.
Its director Axelle Maître and François Grandcollot, president of the Pays d'Auge Racing Society, clearly display their desire to make their racetrack a festive one.

Our tip : behind-the-scenes tours of the racetrack are offered on race mornings. After viewing a presentation film (sector, disciplines, betting system, history of Deauville-Clairefontaine, etc.), visitors will have the chance to discover places exclusively reserved for professionals, such as the balance room, the stables, the round of presentation, the tracks and the finish post. A Norman aperitif rounds off the morning. All visit dates here.

Run and enjoy the visits to Deauville-Clairefontaine, every day of the races, throughout the season and you too will live stories to share!

More information


Guided tours of the Deauville-Clairefontaine racecourse every day of the races.

To find out the race dates, click here.

Opening hours:

  • At 10 a.m .: for days starting at 12 p.m. and 13 p.m.
  • 14 p.m.: for days starting at 16 p.m.

inDeauville on horseback

In Deauville, the alleys are cavalier and the houses are named after galloping cracks. It is one of the few places where you can take your horse for the weekend or play polo all year round. You can also buy a horse with others, meet the best jockeys in the world, learn aerobatics, gallop on the beach in the early morning, train with a horse riding pro back from the Olympics.
Stories that we share every day and that are transmitted for the pleasure of thousands of visitors who have chosen Deauville for years.
Being a horse capital in Deauville means living all these stories and leaving with the pleasure still at hand to have touched a whole world with your finger.

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Deauville Horse


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Residence of the Clock
Empress Eugenie wharf
14800 Deauville
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Place Jean-Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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14113 Villerville
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14800 Toques
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Louis Delamare Promenade
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14800 Tourgeville
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