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The racecourse of Châtelaillon : we run at full gallop

Horse racing in Chatelaillon is an institution. As early as 1928, the first races took place. And today, it is on a brand new racecourse, the most prized in the Atlantic arc, that the greatest drivers meet for harness races.
And then, it has a small unique specificity in France: it is roped on the left; it means that the horses run in the opposite direction what favors some of them.
So if you have never attended a professional horse race, approached these giants closely, felt the adrenaline at the finish of a wild race, we give you an appointment on the châtelaillonnais racetrack.

An accessible racetrack

Located at the entrance of the city, in the district that bears its name, you can come by car, it’s the easiest way, and you can park on the public parking behind the racecourse.

Contemporary architecture and protected environment

The current racecourse was completely rebuilt in 2013 by an architect specializing in this type of building. Admire the profile of its architecture, the combination of wood, concrete and metal that give all its panache to this racecourse. Turn around and admire the space of the stables, all in wood, in the shape of an ellipse, a unique configuration in France.

And what makes the beauty of the place, it is the natural space on which it is established. This zone classified Natura 2000 abounds in protected fauna and flora which make this place, a peaceful and green place.

On your marks, get set? run

Stop by the betting hall to try your luck and sit in the 400-seat covered grandstand to watch the harnessed trotters practice before the start. Spot the horse you bet on. It’s the yellow Cossack. Follow it with your eyes and wait patiently for the start.

If you want to get some height, go upstairs on the beautiful terrace and bring your binoculars. You’ll have a front row seat to see your foal win.

The tourist office advises you

If you dream of seeing your winner, head to the bottom of the racetrack to get up close and personal with your heroes at the prize giving.

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« C’est la première fois que je viens sur un champs de courses, j’ai adoré»

Justine, 40 ans

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« On a parié, on a perdu mais pas de problème car l’ambiance était au rendez-vous ! On reviendra c’est sûr »

Kevin, 20 ans

Horses are not just for grown-ups

Children love horses. So this day of racing is not just for grown-ups. Pony rides, inflatable games, bungee jumping, horse racing on a tricycle, they have a blast.

We have lunch overlooking the racetrack

We don’t come to the racecourse just for the races, it’s the atmosphere, the show, the adrenaline that make it a special moment.
So to enjoy every second, we give you an appointment at noon:

  • For a chic lunch in the panoramic restaurant to get some height and admire the races while having lunch (reservation required)
  • For a snack with the whole family at the snack bar and head to the grandstands
  • For a lunch break on the terrace on sunny days

Want to experience a unique moment?

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