100000 fleurs© Sandrine Boyer-Engel
La salle des paris, ©Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Sandrine Boyer-Engel



If the Deauville-La Touques racecourse is the heaven of flat races, the Clairefontaine can claim to be the only official racecourse of the Norman coast hosting races of three different disciplines: trotting, jumping and steeple-chase, all exclusively on grass fields. Opened in 1928, this nice racecourse with traditional Norman buildings is considered one of the most lauded in Franceand is situated just two km away from Deauville.

This “racecourse with 100,000 flowers”, to use an expression of Léon Zitrone welcomes every year almost 70,000 people, during its two opening months (July and August). This relaxing leisure place surrounded by nature offers a rich agenda including entertainment activities. Three key events during the season: The "Grand steeple-chase de la Ville de Deauville", the "Grande course de Haies-Guillaume d’Ornano" and the "Grand Prix de Clairefontaine", closing the season every year.


© Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Les tribunes, ©Sandine Boyer-Engel
Sandrine Boyer-Engel

A tri-disciplinary racecourse

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In 2017, the Deauville-Clairefontaine racecourse is offering to its visitors an extraordinary equestrian season.

At the Clairefontaine racecourse, you can attend sports exploits of champions at the trotting, flat and jumping races. You can also enjoy break time, discovery, sharing, transmission, initiation, friendliness and all the activities and services organized during the 23 days of race, offered to children and adults from Wednesday, June 7th to Friday, October 20th, 2017.

For this new season, Clairefontaine invites the public to discover its universe. And, as every day is different, Clairefontaine is a guarantee: “Try that and you’ll come back!”


The key of its success: innovation and entertainment

Before the races
The guided visits proposed to the public before the races are both INSTRUCTIVE and FUN. The backstage of the racecourse is revealed by a passionate tour guide 3 hours before the beginning of the races*. Guided visits are followed by carriage initiation and end with a free Norman pre-meal cocktail.


After the races
Clairefontaine describes its race days as EXTRAORDINARY. The Clairefontaine racecourse not just welcomes every day wonderful horse races, but offers every time more to its public: throughout the day or the whole season, children and adults can enjoy several games and prize draws with various prizes at stake!

Discovery time
23 great THEME DAYS are organized. Every day is different from the others! Equestrian discovery, break time, tourism, gourmet, elegance, sport, children, leisure are the selected themes of the activities and services offered to children and adults throughout the day.
ART LOVERS can stop at the shop to look at its souvenirs and discover the artists of the day: painters, sculptors, or even photographers. New artists are welcomed every day.

*Guided visits from 10 am (at 2 pm on June 7th, July 8th and August 16th).

Competition calendar 2018 All dates here