Zorin's Racecourse (Chantilly Racecourse)

Zorin's Racecourse (Chantilly Racecourse)


Hippodrome de Chantilly, Avenue de la Plaine des Aigles, 60500 Chantilly, France

Featured in A View To A Kill (1985)


After Max Zorin thinks that he has sent Bond to his watery grave, General Gogol meets Zorin at this racecourse. Gogol expresses concern about Zorin not getting the proper authorisation to kill 007, as well as issues regarding his commercial sidelines. Things get heated when he tells Gogol that he doesn't consider himself a KGB agent anymore, leading to May Day picking up one of the generals men and throwing him down the stairs. General Gogol leaves the scene after telling Zorin coldly "No one leaves the KGB".


Chantilly Racecourse (Hippodrome de Chantilly in French) is a popular racecourse for flat racing. Built in 1834, the racecourse was constructed next to the already existing 186 metre long grand stables of 1719, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The main course itself features over 2,400 metres and can hold a capacity of over 30,000 people, 2,300 of which can be sat in the main grandstand.


Thanks to Jeff Caplinger for contributing information about this location. §

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