La Prairie racecourse

La Prairie racecourse

Presentation

The Caen racecourse is located just on the outskirts of the town in a place called “La Prairie”. Host to about thirty yearly race meets; its course is renowned for being conducive to speed due to its very long, straight track. The Para Dressage and Driving events, including an 18km marathon, will take place here. The latter event will also go through some of the town centre’s streets and onto existing tracks in the Orne Valley.

Capacity: 25,000

Address : 3 Boulevard Yves Guillou, 14000 Caen

Rules and regulations

Competitions

Driving Driving

Para-Dressage Para-Dressage

How to get there?

ADDRESS: 3 Boulevard Yves Guillou, 14000 Caen

La Prairie Racecourse is a only few hundred meters away from the city-center of Caen. It is also very close to the other competition venues: the Zenith of Caen, Caen's Exhibition Center and D'Ornano Stadium.

  • CAR : The A13 highway connects Paris to Caen in about 2h30. Other highways connect Caen to the other local cities : Le Mans, Rennes etc.
  • TRAIN : Caen's train station is only 500 meters away
  • PLANE : The airport of Caen-Carpiquet is 10km away

Caen's Exhibition Center is also accessible by public transportion.

For more information, please check the section "Transportation"

Transportation Plan Spectators Caen

Parking

The Organising Committee is planning on making 3,000 free parking spaces available to spectators, in the shape of 2 park-and-ride facilities located near to the city of Caen: in Beaulieu, and in the Presqu’île neighbourhood of Caen. A free shuttle bus service will run between these car parks and the 4 competition venues in Caen: D’Ornano Stadium (Dressage, Jumping, jumping phase of the Eventing), the Zenith (Vaulting), La Prairie Racecourse (Driving, Para-Dressage), and the Exhibition Centre (Reining).

Accomodation

A popular tourist destination, Normandy has a wide range of accommodation for its visitors. In total, the region boasts more than 200,000 beds for tourists, with holiday cottages, bed and breakfasts, hotels, self-catering apartments, campsites, and more.

To learn more about the accomodation options available, please click here

Restauration

1 refreshment stand and 7 food trucks serving multiple snacks - paninis, sandwiches, hot dogs etc. - will be available at the Prairie Racecourse.

If you feel like something, please not that many other options will be available at the Games Village, just a few hundred meters away:

  • 5 restaurants (300m²)
  • A lounge bar (1 150m²)
  • 4 bars (75m²)
  • 1 food corner (300m²)
  • 1 bakery (150m²)
  • 15 takeaway stands (50m²)
  • 10 sweet stands (16m²)
  • 10 refreshment stands (25m²)

Map

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