Horse racing is a wonderful sport which is customarily expected to have two or more horses that are ridden by jockeys for a particular distance for competition. At times, the horses are ridden without a rider. The primary aim of the game is to find out the fastest horse.
There are about six racecourses throughout the beautiful city of Paris. This includes the Chantilly, Maisons-Laffitte, Deauville, Auteuil, Longchamp, Saint-Cloud, and Enghien. All of them are operated by the France Galop, which is a French racing governing body. Three of them also provide training for horse racing. Below is a quick look at these racecourses that you can visit during your private Paris tours.
This racecourse is located near the Chantilly Forest. It has an area of 65 hectares and is constructed with interlocking tracks. This is the same racecourse, which could be seen in the James Bond movie “A View to a Kill”.
This is the largest horse racing track in Paris. This racecourse has an area of 92 hectares. It also has a home straight that is 2,000 meters long; it is the longest one in Europe.
This racecourse is located in Deauville, which is at a short distance from Paris. This racing venue has a calendar showing the fifty meetings held here every year. It lies in an area of 75 hectares.
This horse racing track is located at the edge of Paris city. It is well known for its unique courses and jumps. The total area of this racecourse is about 33-hectare. The track here is solely designed for the steeplechase racing.
This racecourse is located in the in the Bois de Boulogne area in the City of Lights. It has a total area of 57 hectares. About sixteen Group 1 events and Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe are usually hosted here. This racecourse can hold about 50,000 spectators.
This racecourse is located on the hillside and faces the western region of Paris. This place has some awesome views; this place is also a good spot for a picnic. This venue was also used for hosting the polo games of 1924 Summer Olympics.
The Enghien-Soisy racecourse is located at a distance of two kilometers away from the Enghien-les-Bains town. The galloping and trotting races are the events usually hosted here. This racecourse has the capacity to hold about 20,000 spectators.