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Hippodrome d'Auteuil

Hippodrome d'Auteuil

Home of the Great Steeplechase

Home of the Great Steeplechase Editors' Note

The Hippodrome d'Auteuil is a horse racing venue located on Route de Lacs in Paris. It is a vast 82 acre racecourse that opened up in 1873. It has steeple chasing only, and is home to the Great Paris Steeplechase race that has been an annual tradition since 1874.

Over the years the Hippodrome d'Auteuil has undergone many alterations including a reduction of the course distance in 1981. The Great Paris Steeplechase was formerly known as the Grand National of France, and is currently preceded by the popular Defile des Drags, a parade of glorious horse-drawn carriages.

Hippodrome d'Auteuil
57 Boulevard de Montmorency, 75016 Paris
+33 (0) 1 40 71 47 47
Information available Mon-Fri 8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm, Sat & Sun when events are being held at the venue