A list of notable flat horse races which take place annually in France, under the authority of France Galop, including all conditions races which currently hold Group 1, 2 or 3 status in the European Pattern.
|Month||Race Name||Racecourse||Dist. (m)||Age/Sex||2021 winner|
|April / May||Prix Ganay||Longchamp||2,100||4yo+||Mare Australis|
|May||Poule d'Essai des Pouliches||Longchamp||1,600||3yo f||Coeursamba|
|May||Poule d'Essai des Poulains||Longchamp||1,600||3yo c||St Mark's Basilica|
|May||Prix Saint-Alary||Longchamp||2,000||3yo f||Incarville|
|June||Prix du Jockey Club||Chantilly||2,100||3yo c&f||St Mark's Basilica|
|June||Prix de Diane||Chantilly||2,100||3yo f||Joan of Arc|
|June||Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud||Saint-Cloud||2,400||4yo+||Broome|
|July||Grand Prix de Paris||Longchamp||2,400||3yo c&f||Hurricane Lane|
|July||Prix Jean Prat||Chantilly||1,400||3yo c&f||Laws of Indices|
|July / Aug||Prix Rothschild||Deauville||1,600||3yo+ f||Mother Earth|
|August||Prix Maurice de Gheest||Deauville||1,300||3yo+||Marianafoot|
|August||Prix Jacques Le Marois||Deauville||1,600||3yo+ c&f||Palace Pier|
|August||Prix Morny||Deauville||1,200||2yo c&f||Perfect Power|
|August||Prix Jean Romanet||Deauville||2,000||4yo+ f||Grand Glory|
|September||Prix du Moulin de Longchamp||Longchamp||1,600||3yo+ c&f||Baaeed|
|September||Prix Vermeille||Longchamp||2,400||3yo+ f||Teona|
|October||Prix de Royallieu||Longchamp||2,800||3yo+ f|
|October||Prix du Cadran||Longchamp||4,000||4yo+|
|October||Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp||Longchamp||1,000||2yo+|
|October||Prix Marcel Boussac||Longchamp||1,600||2yo f|
|October||Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère||Longchamp||1,400||2yo c&f|
|October||Prix de la Forêt||Longchamp||1,400||3yo+|
|October||Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe||Longchamp||2,400||3yo+ c&f|
|October||Prix de l'Opéra||Longchamp||2,000||3yo+ f|
|Oct / Nov||Critérium International||Saint-Cloud||1,600||2yo c&f|
|November||Critérium de Saint-Cloud||Saint-Cloud||2,000||2yo c&f|
|Month||Race Name||Racecourse||Dist. (m)||Age/Sex|
|May||Prix du Muguet||Saint-Cloud||1,600||4yo+|
|May||Prix Greffulhe||Saint-Cloud||2,100||3yo c&f|
|May||Prix Corrida||Saint-Cloud||2,100||4yo+ f|
|May||Prix Vicomtesse Vigier||Longchamp||3,000||4yo+|
|May / June||Prix de Sandringham||Chantilly||1,600||3yo f|
|May / June||Prix du Gros Chêne||Chantilly||1,000||3yo+|
|May / June||Grand Prix de Chantilly||Chantilly||2,400||4yo+|
|June||Prix Hocquart||Chantilly||2,400||3yo c&f|
|June / July||Prix de Malleret||Saint-Cloud||2,400||3yo f|
|July||Prix Maurice de Nieuil||Longchamp||2,800||4yo+|
|July||Prix Eugène Adam||Maisons-Laffitte||2,000||3yo|
|July||Prix Robert Papin||Maisons-Laffitte||1,100||2yo c&f|
|August||Prix Guillaume d'Ornano||Deauville||2,000||3yo|
|August||Prix du Calvados||Deauville||1,400||2yo f|
|August||Prix de la Nonette||Deauville||2,000||3yo f|
|August||Prix de Pomone||Deauville||2,500||3yo+ f|
|August||Grand Prix de Deauville||Deauville||2,500||3yo+|
|September||Prix Foy||Longchamp||2,400||4yo+ c&f|
|September||Prix Niel||Longchamp||2,400||3yo c&f|
|Sept / Oct||Prix Chaudenay||Longchamp||3,000||3yo|
|Sept / Oct||Prix Dollar||Longchamp||1,950||3yo+|
|Sept / Oct||Prix Daniel Wildenstein||Longchamp||1,600||3yo+|
|October||Critérium de Maisons-Laffitte||Maisons-Laffitte||1,200||2yo|
|October||Prix du Conseil de Paris||Longchamp||2,400||3yo+|
|Month||Race Name||Racecourse||Dist. (m)||Age/Sex|
|March / April||Prix Edmond Blanc||Saint-Cloud||1,600||4yo+|
|April||Prix La Force||Longchamp||1,800||3yo c&g|
|April||Prix Vanteaux||Longchamp||1,800||3yo f|
|April||Prix Imprudence||Maisons-Laffitte||1,400||3yo f|
|April||Prix Djebel||Maisons-Laffitte||1,400||3yo c&g|
|April||Prix de Fontainebleau||Longchamp||1,600||3yo c|
|April||Prix de la Grotte||Longchamp||1,600||3yo f|
|April / May||Prix Allez France||Chantilly||2,000||4yo+ f|
|April / May||Prix de Barbeville||Longchamp||3,100||4yo+|
|April / May||Prix Penelope||Saint-Cloud||2,100||3yo f|
|May||Prix de Guiche||Chantilly||1,800||3yo c&g|
|May||Prix de Saint-Georges||Longchamp||1,000||3yo+|
|May||Prix Cléopâtre||Saint-Cloud||2,100||3yo f|
|May / June||Prix du Lys||Chantilly||2,400||3yo|
|May / June||Prix du Palais-Royal||Longchamp||1,400||3yo+|
|May / June||Prix de Royaumont||Chantilly||2,400||3yo f|
|June||Prix Bertrand du Breuil||Chantilly||1,600||4yo+|
|June||Prix Paul de Moussac||Chantilly||1,600||3yo|
|June / July||Prix de la Porte Maillot||Longchamp||1,400||3yo+|
|June / July||Prix du Bois||Deauville||1,000||2yo|
|June / July||Prix Chloé||Chantilly||1,800||3yo f|
|July||Prix de Ris-Orangis||Maisons-Laffitte||1,200||3yo+|
|July||Grand Prix de Vichy||Vichy||2,000||3yo+|
|July / Aug||Prix Six Perfections||Deauville||1,400||2yo f|
|July / Aug||Prix de Psyché||Deauville||2,000||3yo f|
|July / Aug||Prix de Cabourg||Deauville||1,200||2yo|
|August||Prix de Reux||Deauville||2,500||3yo+|
|August||Prix Minerve||Deauville||2,500||3yo f|
|August||Prix François Boutin||Deauville||1,400||2yo|
|August||Prix de Lieurey||Deauville||1,600||3yo f|
|August||Prix de Meautry||Deauville||1,200||3yo+|
|September||Prix La Rochette||Longchamp||1,400||2yo|
|September||Prix de Lutèce||Longchamp||3,000||3yo|
|September||Prix d'Aumale||Chantilly||1,600||2yo f|
|September||Prix des Chênes||Longchamp||1,600||2yo c&g|
|September||Prix du Petit Couvert||Longchamp||1,000||3yo+|
|September||Prix du Pin||Longchamp||1,400||3yo+|
|September||La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte||Maisons-Laffitte||2,000||3yo+|
|September||Prix du Prince d'Orange||Longchamp||2,000||3yo|
|September||Prix Bertrand de Tarragon||Longchamp||1,800||3yo+ f|
|October||Prix de Condé||Chantilly||1,800||2yo|
|October||Prix Thomas Bryon||Saint-Cloud||1,400||2yo|
|October||Prix des Réservoirs||Deauville||1,600||2yo f|
|October||Prix de Flore||Saint-Cloud||2,100||3yo+ f|
|Oct / Nov||Prix Belle de Nuit||Saint-Cloud||2,800||3yo+ f|
|Oct / Nov||Prix Perth||Saint-Cloud||1,600||3yo+|
|Oct / Nov||Prix Miesque||Maisons-Laffitte||1,400||2yo f|
|Oct / Nov||Prix de Seine-et-Oise||Maisons-Laffitte||1,200||3yo+|
|November||Prix Fille de l'Air||Toulouse||2,100||3yo+ f|
|Month||Race Name||Racecourse||Dist. (m)||Age/Sex|
|March / April||Prix Omnium II||Saint-Cloud||1,600||3yo c&g|
|April||Prix Juigné||Longchamp||2,100||3yo c&g|
|May / June||Prix Matchem||Maisons-Laffitte||1,800||3yo c&g|
|June||Prix La Flèche||Maisons-Laffitte||1,000||2yo|
|October||Prix André Baboin||Various||2,000||3yo+|
|Last Run||Race Name||Racecourse||Dist. (m)||Age/Sex|
|April 1977||Prix Daru||Longchamp||2,100||3yo|
|May 2004||Prix Lupin||Longchamp||2,100||3yo c&f|
|May 2003||Prix Jean de Chaudenay||Saint-Cloud||2,400||4yo+|
|July 2003||Prix Berteux||Deauville||3,000||3yo|
|Sept 2000||Prix de la Salamandre||Longchamp||1,400||2yo c&f|
|Nov 2000||Prix Saint-Roman||Saint-Cloud||1,600||2yo f|
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