Get out into the countryside on Paris’ doorstep!

Head to Saint-Cloud on Saturday 8 July 2023 for the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud – Luncheon on the grass – an exceptional sporting event featuring the best French flat-racing horses!
There will be plenty of entertainment throughout the day alongside the races bringing together the elite of the circuit, including a painting competition, luncheon on the grass and activities for children that are all free of charge. What a way to kick off the summer!

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8 July 2023
Saint-Cloud Racecourse

Enjoy a day out for the whole family ! Free entry for children under 12s

From 5€
8 July 2023
Saint-Cloud Racecourse

Book your parking space online! 3€ instead of 5€ on site

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The Grand Prix de Saint Cloud

The Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud is reserved for experienced horses aged four years and over. It is run over the blue riband distance of a mile and a half, to match the greatest race in the world – the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

For the top horses, the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud is part of the preparation for that international showcase event, which will be held this year on Sunday 1 October at the Hippodrome Paris Longchamp.

Looking back at 2022:
Alpinista, which also went on to win the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 2022, took the laurels last year and broke the track record which had been held by Moon Madness for no less than 35 years!

For one day only, Saint-Cloud racecourse will be transformed into an open-air artist’s studio!

A grand painting competition is being held, with the challenge being to capture all the atmosphere of the racetrack!

Artists come from far and wide to set up their easels and take part in this famous painting competition via the work created on the day. 50 artists were involved from 8 o’clock in the morning in a bid to encapsulate the ambience of the festivities at the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.

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Following the first exhibition in Paris of the Impressionists Group in 1874, the French public started to become familiar with some of the biggest names in the movement such as Monet, Renoir, Degas, Sisley and Pissarro. And with one exception, all of them painted in a completely new way – in the great outdoors.

Armed with their easels and a lunch basket, the Impressionists explored Paris and the surrounding region, focusing on fleeting moments and atmospheres and capturing the poetic truth of what they saw. Degas was an artist who loved horse-racing, and even now, his paintings give us a glimpse of what the tracks were like back then. The “luncheons on the grass” meanwhile were a huge part of the movement and have remained in the collective conscience ever since.

Plan your day

For one day only, the Hippodrome de Saint-Cloud will be transformed into an open-air artist’s studio!

  • 12 pm

    Doors open at the racecourse, with all of the various activities and catering options also getting under way. Enjoy a day of art and legendary races.

  • 12:30 pm

    Make the most of all of your children’s favourite activities as well as the races. And don’t forget to stroll over to the food garden as soon as you feel hungry!

  • 1 pm

    Start of the first race!
    More races every 30 minutes thereafter.

  • 3 pm

    The jockeys arrive in the paddock, accompanied by youngsters.

  • 3.45 pm

    Make your way trackside for the kids’ race. Can you pick the winner?

  • 4 pm

    Head to the paddock and then to the track to watch the very best that the sport has to offer in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.

  • 4.30 pm

    Snack time! Indulge yourself with crepes, ice creams, waffles, sweet treats and cold drinks.

  • 6 pm

    Time for the ceremony to reward the three most outstanding artists of the day. Which was your favourite work of art?

  • 7.30 pm

    Gates close at the racetrack.

Wide open spaces for you to discover as well as a whole host of activities – all this combined with high-intensity races at a unique location.
These timetables are for information purposes only and may be modified at any time.


A lovely introduction to pony riding!

To discover the world of horses, what could be better than the gentle and patient nature of ponies? Treat your children to a lovely first experience learning about our four-hooved friends, as they stroke them and go for a little ride.

Rides are free and unlimited!

Choose your horse and you’re off!

Hop on the merry-go-round for a magical ride on our beautiful carrousel horses. A sure-fire hit with young racegoers, this attraction is free of charge and children can ride as many times as they like.

Smiles all round!

Admire the champions from up close!

To make their day at the races even more exciting, children are invited to join the jockeys in the parade ring. A fantastic way to experience the thrill of the spectators’ applause alongside their favourite jockeys. Pure emotion guaranteed!

Who will be the champion of the day?

Get your children running along the hallowed turf in our kids’ running race! An unforgettable, fun-filled experience that will see the fastest runners go home with some great prizes.

So, who will get on the podium?

Like a real jockey!

These new-generation rocking horses take children on a magical ride! A safe introduction to horse riding, to set them on the path to becoming real jockeys.

If your children are eager to try this fun-filled activity, bring them along!

A fun way to learn about racing!

On your marks, get set, go! Jump on an inflatable pony and take part in our PonyHop Race, which enables your children to develop their balance, coordination and stamina. A perfect introduction to life as a jockey!

Get investigating as a family!

Grab a booklet and embark on a treasure hunt that takes you on a tour of the racecourse! With its racing-themed games, this mission requires all of your family’s investigation skills to solve the puzzle.

A 45 to 50-minute adventure for parents and children!

A fun outdoor activity for kids!

With our bouncy castles, your children can jump, run and roll to their hearts’ content! We pull out all the stops to provide your children with plenty of opportunities to play and relax at the racecourse.

Come and let off steam in the great outdoors!

Step into a jockey’s stirrups!

With our hobby horse races, your children can emulate the jockeys themselves! This activity will be a sure-fire hit with our younger racegoers. It is an ideal way to develop their imagination and coordination in a safe way.

A fun-filled race!

Place your children at the heart of the action by entering them in our sack race! Held on the racecourse itself, this sporting activity promises plenty of laughter and fun. Give it a try, either before or after you watch the horses race along the turf.


Watching the action on the track and making the most of all the free entertainment is bound to make you work up an appetite!


When it comes to delicious food, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you’re out and about at the racecourse.
From pizzas and burgers to sweet snacks, there’s something for everyone.
Enjoy an unforgettable meal with your loved ones in a wonderful setting.
Head to the food garden and take your pick from our selection of superb food trucks.



Situated in the heart of Saint-Cloud Racecourse, the Val d’Or panoramic restaurant serves stylish, traditional food in an setting where elegance and sport come together as one.
Enjoy majestic views of the track and thrill to the action as you enjoy your lunch.

Dress code in force. Please book ahead on +33 (0) 6 23 18 54 50.

Calendar of race days

Access and transport



We recommend arriving as soon as the racecourse opens so you can make the most of your day and miss none of the racing action.

Increased security checks may be carried out on race days.
Pushchairs are welcome.
For safety reasons, pets are not permitted on the racecourse, even on a lead.


Using the Waze app
Enter the address “Hippodrome de Saint-Cloud”

From Pont de Suresnes, take Boulevard Henri Sellier, go straight on to Rue du Camp Canadien.


Parking available on site, subject to availability.
We recommend booking a parking space in advance on our ticketing website.

IMPORTANT: If you buy a parking ticket, please print it out so you can show it at the allocated entrance.

Parking costs €3, tickets available in advance on our ticketing website.


Transilien L – get off at Saint-Cloud or Gare du Val d’Or
Tram line T2 – get off Les Coteaux

  • No.244 / 160 / 144 / 471 / 360 / N53 – get off at “Val d’Or”
  • No.459 / 467 – get off at “Champ de course” or “Les Suisses”
  • No.471 / 160 / 360 – get off at “La Bérangère”
  • No.565 – get off at “Eglise de Buzenval”

Head to Saint-Cloud racecourse on Saturday 8 July 2023 for a day full of surprises and the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud!
Whether you’re a racing fan, a painting enthusiast or a family looking for an extra-special experience, this is THE outdoor event everyone can enjoy.
The traditional painting competition will welcome, as it does every year, talented artists who recapture all the fun and frolics of the day’s racing on their canvases. You’re in for a guaranteed spectacle on Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud Day!
Your little ones will also have a great time with all the free Family Racecourse activities and rides on offer all day long.
Saturday 8 July 2023 is a day full of surprises: spectacular racing, a painting competition and free activities and rides for kids.