A day out in the great outdoors, just outside Paris!

Saint-Cloud racecourse invites you to the racecourse on Sunday 30 June 2024 for the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud – Déjeuner sur l’Herbe.
An exceptional sporting competition awaits, featuring the best French racehorses!
A wide variety of entertainment is in store on this race day, which attracts the racing elite. What’s in store: painting competition, country picnic and free games and activities for children. The ideal way to kick off the summer!


30 June 2024 Saint-Cloud Racecourse

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

From €5
30 June 2024 Saint-Cloud Racecourse

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

From €3

Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud

The day's main race

The Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud is reserved for experienced horses aged 4 and over. It is run over the classic mile and a half distance, just like the world’s greatest horse race, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

For elite horses, the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud is part of their preparation for this major international event that will be run on Sunday 6 October 2024 at ParisLongchamp racecourse.


Brushes at the ready!

For one day only, Saint-Cloud racecourse is being transformed into an open-air art studio!

A huge painting competition is being organised with one aim: to record the fantastic atmosphere of a day at the races!

A number of artists set up their easels on the racecourse to enter the famous painting competition, creating their masterpiece on the day itself. In 2023, 50 painters come to the racecourse from 8am and spend the day recording the superb atmosphere at the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.

2024 Competition rules


For one day only, Saint-Cloud racecourse is being transformed into an open-air art studio!

  • 12 NOON

    It’s time for the racecourse gates to open, and is also time for the entertainment and refreshments to start. Take advantage of this artistic event to watch some legendary races.

  • 12.30 PM

    Head to the food garden for some refreshments.

  • 2.00 PM

    Start of the first race!
    The races are run every 30 minutes.

  • 4.00 PM

    Snack time! You’ll find everything you need on the racecourse: pancakes, ice creams, waffles, sweets, cold drinks…

  • 4.05 PM

    The jockeys come out into the parade ring, accompanied by children.

  • 5.00 PM

    Head to the parade ring, then to the course to watch the champions race in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.

  • 5.05 PM

    It’s time to award the prizes to the 3 best painters of the day. And you, which painting was your favourite?

  • 6.00 PM

    On your marks, gets set, go! It’s time for the kids’ race. Who’s going to win?

  • 7.00 PM

    Racecourse gates close.

Wide open spaces, entertainment and new experiences! So many reasons to come and watch some intense races in a unique setting.
Times are given as a guideline and are likely to change.

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!

Explore our brand-new activity for the 2024 season: Mini-Golf! This playful experience is perfect for entertaining both kids and adults. Come and share moments of joy with your family while exploring the captivating world of horse racing.

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!


At our “Blacksmith” workshop, young apprentices are invited to let their creative juices flow. The budding artists can customise horseshoes with ribbons, glitter, ink stamps and many other surprises.
The children will sit at a table to decorate their horseshoes and can take their creation home with them.



On every Family Race Day, a giant horse-themed poster will be laid out for the children. Using colouring pencils, the children are invited to help bring this poster to life.

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.




Food garden and snacks

There are so many options for enjoying a delicious meal in the great outdoors at the racecourse.
From pizzas to burgers to sweet treats, there is something for all tastes!
Enjoy an unforgettable meal with your friends and family in a fantastic setting.
Head to the food garden and choose whatever you fancy from our many food trucks.


Panoramic Restaurant

The “Val d’Or” restaurant is open in the heart of Saint-Cloud racecourse, serving traditional and refined food in an elegant, sporty setting.
Benefit from stunning views of the course and savour a delicious lunch while you watch the races.

Smart/casual dress code. Reservations (recommended) on  +33 (0)6 50 99 42 92.


Access and Transport


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.


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 Sunday 30 June 2024 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.
Suneday 30 June 2024 is a day full of surprises: spectacular racing, a painting competition and free activities and rides for kids.