Hippodrome de Clairefontaine

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Hippodrome de Clairefontaine

Hippodrome de Clairefontaine
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The Clairefontaine racecourse is located in the Calvados region of Normandy, in the communes of Tourgéville and Bénerville. It hosts flat, trotting and obstacle races (Hurdles and Steeple-Chase). Each new meeting takes place over twenty races from the end of June to the end of October. Each day has three main themes: - Race mornings (from 10am: 45min guided tour + Norman aperitif) - Art exhibitions (Painting, sculpture or photography, many artists come to show you their work) - Thematic days (Each race day is accompanied by exhibitors, all related to the theme of the day) Prices: - Admission 5 €, Free for under 18s - Parking 3 €. - Loyalty card: 4 entries bought, the 5th offered - No dogs allowed, except guide dogs
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swampbeastie
Accrington, UK309 contributions
Couples
This is a picturesque racecourse a couple of miles away from the main Deauville Hippodrome and well worth a visit for any racing fan. Staff were friendly, there's easy parking, reasonable refreshments and good viewing. We went to a mixed jumps/ flat meeting. Admission was just 5 euros, pay on the door and .... I didn't back a winner!!!
Written August 26, 2020
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arthurh
Scarborough District, UK396 contributions
An absolutely fabulous afternoon watching racing at this beautiful racecourse.
A stunning environment with opportunity to enjoy dinner and drinks and most of all just relax.
All the team working here were really friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful in assisting a bumbling English guy understand how to bet at a French racecourse!!
So enjoyable and a must visit if in the area and such good value.
Written July 19, 2020
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Jenks2626
Wrexham, UK21 contributions
5euro entrance fee. One enclosure. Excellent viewing from stands. 30min walk from Deauville and we'll sign posted. Beer 5 euros. Champagne 30 euro a bottle. 2 restaurants. Mixture of flat and jump racing.
Written September 29, 2015
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DRIVER2580
Harrogate, UK181 contributions
Couples
I love my racing and go a lot, probably more than 50 different courses worldwide. Visited Deauville earlier in the week and decided to snatch a few races at Clairfontaine before heading to the airport. Fabulous. The quality of racing may not be Cheltenham, Sandown, Longchamp or Meydan, but the scenery and outside public areas are stunning, it made my week away. I have long believed the French cater far better for the public race goer than the Uk, making it a family occasion, lots for little ones to do and enjoy, all for free, and only 5 euro to get in. I'll be back for a proper visit.
Written August 12, 2017
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Fatma K
Tunis, Tunisia123 contributions
Business
It was my first experience in a horse racing place. Clairefontaine is beautiful and the entry is only 5 euros. There is a wonderful family friendly atmosphere and very professional staff.
Written August 25, 2016
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kate g
Warminster, UK5 contributions
Deauville has several horse racing meeting each year. there are two course in Deauville , Clairefontaine and Touques. They are both very good. Clairefontaine is beautiful and the price of entry is only 5 euros. The racing is good and the course excellent. The Mumm Champagne stand sells glasses of this lovely stuff for 5 euros. There is a wonderful family friendly atmosphere and very helpful staff. Touques is another great course, not quite so pretty as Clairefontaine but plenty of space and a restaurant where the meals we had were excellent and not expensive. On big race days when very well known horses are running the entry price is only 8 euros.
Written August 18, 2016
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Jo C C
London, UK245 contributions
Friends
Always one of our must visits when we have visitors. There is something for everyone to enjoy. From the stunning flower arrangements, the free children's activities, the posh and not so posh eateries and of course, the racing. At 5€ to get in and betting at 2€ a throw it is a very cheap day out and of course you may come out having made a profit. We didn't. The town itself is worth a look or we travelled a bit further to another of our favourite places, Hornfleur.
Written August 26, 2014
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Mr B
Cheshire91 contributions
Couples
Fantastic trotting track just out side of Deauville.
Take picnic and wine, and enjoy a superb day out at the races.
Written July 16, 2019
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vogel421
Haringey, UK107 contributions
Friends
Declaration of Cluelessness: I've never been to the races before so this is a first for me and the family.

Impressions:

Lovely place, smart-looking, clean, well-maintained. Lovely flowers everywhere. There's a modest admission charge of €5 per person but once you're in you don't *have* to spend any more (but see below!)

Great seating/standing spaces, plenty of room, wonderful atmosphere.

Betting is easy and cheap - well I mean don't bet crazy sums, but we stuck to little €2 flutters and not TOO many of them, and still went home with our own shirts on etc.

Note: betting on a horse with the same name as your dog may not be a fully rational strategy. But hey.

Nice bars, restaurants, loos etc. We didn't try the restaurants as we'd brought a picnic but they looked good. Coffees and beers all readily available and delicious, and I think there were ice creams available too.

There were temporary stalls in tents, promoting local goods, produce, a few horsey sculptures even.

The racing was fantastic! I really enjoyed it and found it exciting and impressive. We'd taken binoculars but, whilst they are perhaps useful to experts, we'd have been fine without them as the video coverage on the large screen is so good. Then once they're nearly at the finish - well it's right in front of you and it's quite a spectacle.

Summary: a fantastic family outing.

Written August 24, 2016
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Dewi C
Cardiff, UK156 contributions
Absolutely delightful racecourse, more relaxed and less crowded than the main Deauville course and beautifully maintained with pretty flower displays everywhere. Mixed flat (turf) and jumping races. Only 5 Euros admission price. Plenty of games, rides etc for children. Must mention the excellent souvenir shop with mementoes of the racecourse and its history, and staffed by an assistant far more helpful than the France Galop shop at the posher Deauville course.
Written August 14, 2015
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