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Sun 22 Oct 2017

Prix Royal-Oak - Prix de Flore

Sun 29 Oct 2017

Criterium International - Criterium de St-Cl

1 Rue du Camp Canadien 92210 Saint-Cloud France
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

By train

From Gare Saint-Lazare, stop "Saint-Cloud or Val d'Or" with the Line L Tramway Line T2, stop "Suresnes Longchamp" then Bus 244

By bus

244 from Porte Maillot, stop "Val d'Or" 360 from La Défense 467 from Porte de Saint-Cloud 160 from Pont de Sèvres

Free shuttles

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays when racing All shuttles leave from Porte Maillot (at the stop for bus 244) Arrival: Racecourse of Saint-Cloud (Main entrance street of the Canadian camp).

Shuttles will be activated for the following days:

  • Sunday, March 19
  • Sunday, April 2
  • Sunday, April 23
  • Monday 1 May
  • Monday, May 8
  • Sunday, July 2
  • Friday, July 14
  • Sunday, October 22
  • Sunday, October 29

By car

From Paris (quais de Seine, Bois de Boulogne, périphérique), go over the Suresnes Bridge and continue on to the Boulevard Henri Sellier before turning right on to the rue du Camp Canadien.

Parking

Paid parking

Rue du Camp Canadien in Saint-Cloud Rue de Buzenval in Buzenval Rue du Lieutenant Colonel de Montbrison in Rueil (direct access to the racecourse)

Racecourse Information

The History

Situated on a plateau at the top of the hill of Saint-Cloud, the Val d’Or Racecourse is one favoured by professionals. Because of its exceptional going, the grass track can be raced on from early in the season until late in the autumn, as the surface copes very well with bad weather. Additionally, the layout of the track is very harmonious and relatively flat, with a long and wide 500-metre home straight. Moreover, Saint-Cloud is the only exclusively left-handed racecourse in the Paris region, likely in part due to it being the most recent. It dates to the very beginning of the twentieth century, and was built for the enjoyment of the public.

During its spring meeting, Saint-Cloud regularly sees some of the future top three-year olds pound its turf before they go on to compete in the very best races. This has given it the reputation of being a breeding ground for champions, because many of the best horses only make their debuts at the beginning of their Classic season.

The stands, which were reconstructed for greater functionality in the 1950s, are integrated into a verdant and peaceful setting close to Paris and the Bois de Boulogne. Val d’Or has a unique charm, with its own golf course in the middle of the track, as well as the incredible buildings that were formerly part of the Fouilleuse estate, now the Paris Country Club, whose brick structures exude the atmosphere of the period known to posterity as ‘The Glorious Thirty’ (1946-1975).