Horse Racing at Deauville
Best value horse racing in Europe, especially in August. There's a meeting every other day with some very big ones attracting all the top jockeys. Best thing about it is that it is very cheap to get in. Only 3 euros (4 euros on staurdays). Also if you go round the tourist offices you'll probably find free entry leaflets. There's also loads for the kids to do (rides, gifts)...and all free. unlike British racecourses they make their money from a cut of the tote rather than ripping you off at the gate. Take a picnic (plenty of picnic tables) and save even more. Very smart racecourses although jeans and shorts are okay. Puts British horse-racing to shame.