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Hippodrome Paris Vincennes

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Address: 2 route de la Ferme, 75012 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 49 77 14 70
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Prix D'Amerique

Trotting races with large fields and crowds waving flags. I have visited over 100 racetracks and this was the first to serve Moet & Chandon at the snack bar not to mention crepes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

The Paris-Vincennes racecourse, situated in the heart of the Bois de Vincennes in the east of Paris, has the reputation of being a mecca for trot. Inaugurated in 1863, it today extends over 42 hectares. It has an exterior 2,000 m track, can accommodate 40,000 people and has 150 boxes for trotters. It plays host to the majority of big... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Came for Prix d'Amerique few times and loved it A-Z! Big, beautiful, good food and lpads ofnscrens everywhere!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

If you are a harness racing fan then you just have to visit this race track at least once preferably during the Prix d'Amerique weekend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

We own harness horses in the USA so we were thrilled to see how the French race. We were impressed with the beautiful glass to track table side restaurants. We were seated in the Sulky Restaurant recently renamed something else, but they still called it the Sulky. We only spoke English and took a taxi from downtown Paris ( about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

If you want to experience pure excitement, just pop down to the trotting racing at VINCENNES. We were here in October and came here at night,harness racing under the floodlights just so good and an unbelievable experience. We even managed to get a nice few winners, so the night out was just superb. If you are familiar with French horse... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

I found this by accident...wasn't in my orginal paris agenda, but if you are a horseRacing fan don't miss this experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

I visited the Hippodrome with my partner while we were in Paris as he has his own harness racing horses in Australia. He went to the Moulin Rouge with me so it was only fair that I accompanied him to what really is the Mecca of harness racing. I knew we were going to a have a meal so I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

Trotting races with large fields and crowds waving flags. I have visited over 100 racetracks and this was the first to serve Moet & Chandon at the snack bar not to mention crepes. They also had the token popcorn which is necessary at a track. For any harness fan this race is a pilgrimage you must make.

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Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to this calming neighbourhood where real Parisians make their homes.
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