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Deauville-Clairefontaine Racecourse

Due to the architects Jean Papet, author of several houses in Neuilly-sur-Seine and André Rimbert, designer of the stands and the racetrack of Maisons-Laffitte, the Clairefontaine racecourse is in a Norman style mixing concrete and false sides Of wood.

Its regional inspiration is accentuated by the profusion of flowers that adorn the facades, which also earned it the nickname "the 100 flower racetrack", an appellation given over fifty years ago by Léon Zitrone!

Admire the room of the lost steps located under the bleachers and its ceiling decorated with false concrete beams imitating wood.

The success of a first racetrack, Deauville-La Touques, necessitated in 1875 to envisage the construction of a second racetrack. It was at Pont l'Evêque that it was built.

Deemed too far from Deauville, it will be transferred to Clairefontaine where the City of Deauville bought land in 1924. It was inaugurated on August 8, 1928, then enlarged in 1936 with the creation of a steeplechase track and a track of dish.

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