Story 7: Spending a day at the races
Presentation of the horses at the presentation ring, Hippodrome de Deauville La Touques.Naïade Plante

About sixty horse racing days are scheduled

each year in the two racecourses of the territory,

Deauville-La Touques and Deauville-Clairefontaine.

Hippodrome of
Deauville-La Touques




Built when Deauville was founded, this is where you can see the most flat races in France, the discipline where the speed of thoroughbreds is expressed. If race meetings are organized all year long, every summer, Deauville-La Touques hosts the Meeting de Deauville Barrièrerenowned for its prestigious Group 1 races, located at the highest level of the equestrian competition scale. For a month, the world's greatest thoroughbred owners and representatives of the major French and international horse racing companies meet there.

Jacques Le Marois Prize at the Hippodrome de Deauville-La TouquesNaïade Plante
Jacques Le Marois Prize at the Hippodrome de Deauville-La Touques © Naïade Plante
Hippodrome of



Between mid-June and the end of October, theDeauville-Clairefontaine racecourse vibrates under the applause of the stands, on the occasion of the Meeting de Clairefontaine. What makes it unique? Its ability to host all three horse racing disciplines: flat, trotting and jumping (hurdles and steeplechase), making it the only tri-disciplinary racecourse on the Normandy coast. Every year, it hosts some twenty race meetings, three of which are emblematic: the Grand steeplechase de la Ville de Deauville, the Grande course de Haies-Guillaume d'Ornano and the Grand Prix de Clairefontaine, which closes the season every year.

Jockey at Deauville-Clairefontaine racecourseDeauville-Clairefontaine racecourse
Jockey at the Deauville-Clairefontaine racetrack © Hippodrome de Deauville-Clairefontaine
What to do at the races?



  1. Single, paired or trio betting
  2. Discover the backstage of the racecourse during a guided tour
  3. Admire the horses in the show ring
  4. Meet the jockeys
  5. Vibrate in the stands
  6. Have fun with the many activities dedicated to children
  7. Picnic on the grass of the racetrack
  8. Coup de ❤: attend a race in semi-nocturnal then relax in a guinguette atmosphere.
Portrait of a jockey by Charles Fréger for Planches Contact (2010)
Portrait of a jockey by Charles Fréger for Planches Contact (2010)
Guided tour behind the scenes of the Deauville-Clairefontaine racecourse
Guided tour of the backstage of the Deauville-Clairefontaine racecourseSandrine Boyer-Engel
Admire the horses in the show ring
Horse in the roundDelphine Barré
Meet the jockeys
Jockeys before the start of a horse raceArena Events
Spectators at the races
Spectators at the racesYul Brynner
Deauville-Clairefontaine racetrack
Deauville-Clairefontaine racetrackSandrine Boyer-Engel
Races at the Deauville-Clairefontaine racecourse
Races at the Deauville-Clairefontaine racecourseSandrine Boyer-Engel
Children's activities at the Deauville-La Touques racecourse
Children's activities at the Deauville-La Touques racecourseDR
Jockeys in the starting stalls
Jockeys in the starting stallsSandrine Boyer-Engel
Address book



Hippodrome of
Deauville-La Touques

45 avenue Hocquart de Turtot,
Tel: +33 (0) 2 31 14 20 00
Deauville Barrière Meeting, every year in August. Tickets available on site or online.
Barrière Deauville Polo Cup, every year in August. Ticketing on site.

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Hippodrome of

Route de Clairefontaine,
Tel: +33 (0) 2 31 14 69 00
Clairefontaine meeting, every year from June to October. Ticketing on site or online.


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Contact us :
+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00

Our tourist information offices :

Residence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
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Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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40 rue du General Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first aid station)
14800 Tourgéville
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