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Solle racecourse in Fontainebleau forest

    Located in a green and natural setting in the forest of Fontainebleau, this racecourse is one of the oldest in France and hosts numerous races every year.
      Photo credits : Chlorofilm Productions
      Hippodrome de la Solle
      Route D 606 (Route de Melun)
      77300 Fontainebleau
      Under the reign of Louis XVIth, in november 1776, the Duke of Artois and the Duke of Chartres organised the first horse race in Fontainebleau, to be watched by the king, here for the hunting season. This first event was very successful. The Solle Valley was chosen in 1852 by the Guard hunters. Stationed in Fontainebleau, they had cleared this space to use it as a training ground.

      After they left, young people would organise some races in a family atmosphere. The area being perfect, it was decided a racecourse would be built. It was done in 1862 and inaugurated by the Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie.

      Many horse races are organised during the season. Catering services available on site, booking necessary : 01 64 22 58 31.

      La Solle racecourse is :
      - About 2 100 starters every year.
      - 4 days of Quinté.

      Many visitors are expected during the 2 open house days, on April 20th and September 7th, from 3pm to 8.30pm. Plenty of activities will be proposed for children and adults. Entrance will be free, and on April 20th, a series of improvisations will be played in between the races by the troupe of “Les Arlequins”.

      29th May : Quinté (flat race).
      7th september : the Grand Prix of Fontainebleau.
      26th November : the Grand Steeple-Chase and the Solle Great Hurdle.


      Adult: 4.50 €.

      Confort and services

      • Spoken languages :
        • French
      • Car park
      • Restaurant

      Opening periods

      From 01/02 to 30/11.