The racetrack is exclusive for steeplechase racing covering 33 hectares at the Route des Lacs in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris, France, operating since November 1, 1873, and operated by France Galop.
It is the central obstacle course in France and hosted the equestrian events of the 1924 Summer Olympics. The racetrack had its first redevelopment in that same year when they constructed the new stone stands and built an outdoor track with sturdy obstacles for steeplechases. Then major enhancement of the tracks and facilities began in 1967, where they also built the ring road and relocated the stables and the paddock. Then in 1971, access to the site was enhanced when two pedestrian tunnels were constructed under the tracks that lead to the Porte d’Auteuil and the Porte de Passy. The stands were also renovated, and an indoor swimming pool was dug in one of the lawns. Improvements and renovations lasted until 1975, and throughout these redevelopment phases, Auteuil never halted its races and was always open. Every year, they hold 40 meetings.
The 18 hectares of the 33 total hectares of the track is the grass track which can hold up to 40,000 spectators. The racecourse has two concentric steeplechase tracks: the exterior course of 2,239 meters, which race length has 47 circuits from 3200m to 5800m, and the interior course of 2,166 meters with a race length of 47 circuits from 3200m to 5800m. Moreover, the track also has a 2,418-meter hurdle track, which race Length is 14 circuits from 2800m to 5100m, and the length of the home stretch is the distance between the last hurdle and finishing post. All the tracks have a running direction counterclockwise.
There are 25 possible routes and 25 obstacles of several types: bull finch, double-barrier, oxer, small, medium and large open-ditch, rail-ditch-and-fence, stone wall, and rivers (eight and grandstands), earth embankments, and brook. The parking lot has 2,000 spaces (offered during the week and € 3 on weekends, public holidays, and Grands Prix).
Other services in the track are the Bureau de Change, Bank Distributor, Binoculars rental, Souvenir shop, and Easy Racing Space which gives knowledge about racing how to bet. The property also has a Restaurant, Cafeteria, and Brasserie Restaurant.