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Chantilly Racecourse The most classic of French Racecourses

Chantilly Racecourse is located within a timeless setting that is the envy of the world. No other racetrack is bordered by a fairy-tale château that is among the most popular historical monuments in France, together with a building as majestic and imposing as the Great Stables of the Princes de Condé, all surrounded by forest. Going to the races at Chantilly is an altogether unique visual experience.

Founded in 1834 but renovated from top to bottom in the 2000s, the racecourse itself fits perfectly into this fantastic backdrop, serving in some respect as the viewing stands from which to admire the picturesque surroundings.

It is also at Chantilly that two of the most prestigious races in the France Galop calendar are held, namely the Qatar Prix du Jockey-Club (since 1836) and the Prix de Diane Longines (since 1843). Over time the latter has become a symbol of elegance and femininity, traits that persist to the present day. If an outing to the races can evoke visions of stylish hats and wonderful outfits, then this is largely due to the Prix de Diane Longines.

In 2016 and 2017, Chantilly was chosen to host the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend while the Parisian track ParisLongchamp was being reconstructed.

The training centre at Chantilly has more than two thousand horses in training, and is spread across the neighbouring municipalities of Chantilly, Gouvieux, Lamorlaye, Coye-la-Forêt and Avilly-Saint-Léonard.

How to get there ?

Avenue des Aigles - 60500 Chantilly

By train or RER (RECOMMENDED):
By Regional Express train from Gare du Nord (Grand lignes - main lines),
Or: RER Line D from Chatelet or Gare du Nord (underground)

Free shuttles are available from the station to the racecourse, which is also a 10-minute walk by foot.
Transport information: http://idf.sncf.fr


By car:
RN 16 (access from the A1 – Porte de la Chapelle – Direction Saint Denis – Exit 3 direction Pierrefitte  – N1 for 3 km then RN16)
Motorway A1, exit 7 direction Survilliers or exit 8 towards Senlis-Chamant

Parking space: 1000 cars


  • ATM
  • Gift shop
  • Easy Racing area: Understand racing, learn to bet.

Food service

  • Panoramic Restaurant
    At the heart of the action with a panoramic view of the track

  • La Fourchette

  • Booking : by SMS : 06 33 98 57 54 or by e-mail : logistique@seson.fr


  Internet presale Reduced price (1) Full price

Parking (internet presale)

Parking (D-D)
Weekday, Saturdays 3 € 3 € 5 € Offered Offered
Sundays and holidays 4 € 6 € 8 € 3 € 5 €

Racecourses with the Family (L'Hippodrome en Famille)

5 € 8 € 10 € 3 € 5 €
Qatar Prix du Jockey Club -  (4 June) 5 € 8 € 10 € 3 € 5 €
Prix de Diane Longines (18 June) 10 € 12 € 14 € 5 € 8 €

For futher information and tickets: www.francegalop-live.com/en/home.

(1) Reduced rate: 12 to 18 years old, students, over 60 years old, jobseekers, accompanying persons for persons with disabilities, beneficiaries of the Club France Galop card.

Free General Admission: -12 years old, person with a disability, PMU card holders (Silver Pass, Gold Pass and Le Club My PMU card).

Main events

  • 2 June 2024 - Qatar Prix du Jockey Club (Group 1)
  • 16 June 2024 - Prix de Diane Longines (Group 1)

Schedule of upcoming races

Date Racetrack Start Races To note Ground Premium
02/06/2024 CHANTILLY 13h00 Plat : 10
Prix : DU JOCKEY CLUB (Grp. I)
Autre(s) course(s) à noter :
Prix : DU GROS-CHENE (Grp. II)
Terrain Premium
16/06/2024 CHANTILLY 13h00 Plat : 10
Prix : DIANE (Grp. I)
Autre(s) course(s) à noter :
Prix : DU BOIS (Grp. III)
Prix : DU LYS (Grp. III)
26/06/2024 CHANTILLY 13h42 Plat : 8
Autre(s) course(s) à noter :
29/06/2024 CHANTILLY 16h12 Plat : 9
Prix : DE BAGATELLE (Listed)
Autre(s) course(s) à noter :
Prix : DE ST-PATRICK (Listed)
Prix : HAMPTON (Listed)
02/07/2024 CHANTILLY 16h30 Plat : 8
Autre(s) course(s) à noter :

Chantilly in numbers

Racecourse :

51 days of races in 2023

65 hectares

Capacity of 30,000 people, with 40,000 visitors a year

5 tracks:
One large track (also known as the Jockey Club track) of 2,400 metres with a 600-metre home straight and a 10 metre ascent over the last 800 metres. Races from 1,600 to 4,800 metres are run on this.
A straight track of 1,200 metres (courses from 1,000 to 1,200 metres)
A middle track of 2,150 metres (500-metre finishing straight, with 10 metre ascent, races from 1,600 to 2,600 metres)
A round track, races from 1,400 to 2,400 metres
A 6,500 metre synthetic All-Weather track (550-metre home straight, 20 metres wide), the first to be installed on a Parisian racecourse, in Autumn 2011.

Training Centre :

120 hectares of grass gallops

120 kilometres of sand gallops

12 kilometres of jumping tracks, interspersed with 100 fences

More than 2600 racehorses are stabled at Chantilly during the busiest period.


Created in 1834, Chantilly is the oldest of the six France Galop racecourses. The first temporary viewing stands were installed in 1835. Following this, in 1847 the Duke of Aumale, who owned the land on which the course was built, ordered the construction of two new stands, which were designed in an Anglo-Norman style by his architect Jean-Louis Victor Grisart. In 1881, these stands were rebuilt by Honoré Daumet, the architect of the Château de Chantilly. The weighing room was constructed in 1891 by Charles Girault, one of Daumet’s pupils. The Committee Members Stand, formerly the Prince’s Stand, was rebuilt in 1911 by the architect Saint-Ange. These are listed as historic monuments.

In 1994, France Galop considered closing the racecourse. Faced with this threat, a public interest group called ‘Plan for the sustainable development of Chantilly’ was created in 1998. This brought together France Galop, the Community of villages in the Chantilly region, the French Institute, the government, the Picardy Regional Council, the departmental council of the Oise, the town of Chantilly, and the Aga Khan Development Network.

Work was carried out on the stands and the surrounding area, with a total of €24 million invested in the site. The grandstand was completely renovated, enlarged, and a panoramic restaurant installed. The ensemble was opened on 28 May 2004.  In 2006-2007, the Aigles road, which passed behind the stands, was rerouted deeper into in the forest so as to be able to move the parade ring and install a new scales area there, as well as a new parking area.

In 2011 France Galop undertook the construction of an All-Weather track, the only one in the Paris region. This was finished in December 2011, and the first race on it took place in March 2012. Since then Chantilly can also hold meetings in the winter because the track is designed to cope with bad weather.