How to get to the Racecourse of Caen for the Driving Marathon on September 6th

The Driving marathon is one of the most spectacular competitions of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. 16,000 spectators will be expected from 7am  ! Here are a few tips to make sure that you arrive on time, and that you get to experience the event in the best possible conditions.

How to get to the Racecourse of Caen for the Driving Marathon on September 6th

Box office & Access 16,000 spectators expected from 7am

First of all, do not forget your ticket or e-ticket !.

Secondly, the Organising Committee recommends that you arrive early: 16,000 spectators are expected at the competition venue.
The marathon will start at 9:30am but you can enter site from 7am with your ticket or e-ticket.

FYI: tickets will not be available for sale the day of the competition.

Where to park? Use the park & ride!

Spectators are strongly urged to use the free Presqu’île car park (1,800 spots) and the areas around it. Free shuttles (one every 15 minutes and more frequently between 8-10am and 4-6pm) enable the public to access the race course from this parking lot. Spectators are also encouraged to walk to the race course by following the signs. It is a 15-20 minute walk from the car park to the race course.

IMPORTANT: the Prairie car park will be closed Saturday because it will be used for the marathon

Underground and above-ground parking, operated by the city of Caen, will be open.

It is also possible to use the Twisto park&rides, you can park at the Coriot car park and take the public transport provided by the Twisto network.

ADDITIONAL INFO: no parking available outside the race course. Spectators are asked to not park illegally.

Traffic recommendations

  • The Viaduc de la Cavée, which was initially going to be closed, will remain open.
  • Only the Petit Vallerent and Cours Koenig boulevards will be closed
  • The Organising Committee asks drivers and spectators to avoid the Guillou/Balladas/Prairie-Race course areas.

Where to eat? Options for all tastes!   

Many dining options will be available for spectators:

  • At the race course: 7 food trucks will line the Cours Koenig  and 1 restaurant covering 50m² will be available
  • At the nearby Games Village with restaurants and take-away options
  • In downtown Caen (many restaurants and bakeries)
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