EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ARC
History The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe feature race has been run since 1920 and is now regarded as arguably the best horse race in Europe and one of the best racing spectacles in the world. The race is competed over 1m 4f on the turf of Paris Longchamp on the first Sunday In october bringing together the best horses of different racing continents and age groups ranging from 3yo’s upwards crowning a champion and the ultimate middle distance bragging rights. 2019 will be the second time that the prestigious meeting will be held at Paris Longchamp after its multi million renovation. WHERE TO STAY Finding a comfortable, relaxing place to stay is as important as attending the race day’s themselves, please see below some of our tried and tested great hotels we have on offer for you to stay at: HOTEL IBIS PARIS LA DÉFENSE CENTRE Located just 15 minutes drive from ParisLongchamp racecourse the Ibis Paris La Defense centre is in the heart of the La Défense business district, the hotel is ideally situated between the Grande Arche and the Arc de Triomphe. The hotel boasts a restaurant, bar and air-conditioned rooms with free WIFI access. It is also not far from the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysées making it the ideal spot for this short getaway overlooking the river Seine. Ideal for return Eurostar travel from London St Pancras, or via direct flight from north, mid or south england landing at Charles De Gaulle airport only 18 miles from The hotel. Based less than 5 miles from Paris Longchamp race course this is a great convenient location with return coach shuttles included on Sunday and free city shuttles on the Saturday included with this package. IBIS STYLES PARIS 16 BOULOGNE Located just 10 minutes drive from ParisLongchamp racecourse the Ibis Styles Paris 16 Boulogne is situated next to Porte de Saint-Cloud metro station and close to the ring road, the hotel is ideally placed for your travel in the 16th arrondissement or Boulogne. It is also perfectly placed for visiting Paris' main attractions. Ideal for return Eurostar travel from London St Pancras, or via direct flights from the North, Mid or South of England landing at Charles De Gaulle airport only 21 miles from the hotel. Based less than 3 miles from Paris Longchamp race course, this is a great convenient location with return coach shuttles included on Sunday’s main race day and free city shuttles on the Saturday included with this package. AC MARRIOTT PORTE MAILLOT Located just 10 minutes drive from ParisLongchamp racecourse AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot places guests in the epicentre of the style and energy of the 17th arrondissement. Whether visiting for work or for pleasure, you’ll have the best of Paris within easy access of the hotel, which is steps away from the Porte Maillot metro and near the many corporate hubs of Neuilly-sur-Seinei. Ideal for return Eurostar travel from London St Pancras, or via direct flight from North, Mid, or South of England landing at Charles De Gaulle airport only 16 miles from The hotel. Based only 4 miles from Paris Longchamp racecourse this is a great convenient location with return coach shuttles included on Sunday and free city shuttles on the Saturday included with this package. RENAISSANCE PARIS LE PARC TROCADERO Located just 14 minutes drive from ParisLongchamp racecourse, discover the hidden gem that is Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel. Located in the desirable 16th Arrondissement, the impressive five-star boutique hotel - uniquely designed combining four historic buildings surrounding a lush garden and terrace - offers world-class amenities in the perfect location. Take a leisurely stroll to the Eiffel Tower, Arc-de-Triomphe and Champs Elysees, or ride the nearby Metro to explore further into Paris. Within our city centre hotel, you'll discover an elegantly-styled design complemented by our indoor and outdoor gardens, rooms and suites with deluxe amenities and views, incredible French dining at our restaurants and a 24-hour fitness centre. Ideal for return Eurostar travel from London St Pancras, or via direct flight from north ,mid or south england landing at Charles De Gaulle airport only 4 miles from The hotel. Based only 4 miles from Paris Longchamp racecourse this is a great convenient location with return coach shuttles included on Sunday and free city shuttles on the Saturday included with this package. RENAISSANCE PARIS ARC DE TRIOMPHE HOTEL Located just 14 minutes drive from ParisLongchamp racecourse experience the City of Lights from the contemporary Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel. Situated just steps from the Champs Elysees, close to the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Tuileries Gardens, Montmartre and other landmarks, our updated five-star hotel is the perfect choice for every traveller to this historic city. Within this impeccably-placed hotel, you'll discover modern yet comfortable rooms and suites offering views of the city and landmarks and deluxe amenities, delicious international dining, a 24-hour fitness centre and welcoming gathering spots, ideal for meeting colleagues or catching up with friends. Ideal for return Eurostar travel from London St Pancras, or via flight direct flight from the North, Mid or South England landing at Charles De Gaulle airport only 19 miles from The hotel. Based only 4 miles from Paris Longchamp race course this is a great convenient location with return coach shuttles included on Sunday and free city shuttles on the Saturday included with this package. LA MERIDIEN ETOIL HOTEL Located 30 minutes from Paris Longchamp Racecourse lies the La Meridien Etoil Hotel who have the proud distinction of being the flagship Le Méridien hotel in Paris, with captivating mid-century modern design and boutique amenities reflective of our lively surroundings. Artfully appointed accommodation includes modern technology, luxurious bath products and the Le Méridien Signature Bed. Start your morning with a meal at the light-filled Espace Latitude, and return in the evening to savor a dinner in our restaurant. Visit the remarkable Jazz Club Etoile, where live music provides the backdrop for cocktails and conversation. Ideal for return Eurostar travel from London St Pancras, or via flight direct flight from north mid or south england landing at Charles De Gaulle airport only 18 miles from The hotel. Based only 4 miles from Paris Longchamp race course this is a great convenient location with return coach shuttles included on Sunday and free city shuttles on the Saturday with this package. MAIN RACES Arc Weekend is a mouth watering event now including seven races classed at Group 1 level, and four with Group 2 status. It also features the Arabian World Cup, the world's richest race for purebred Arabian horses with €1 000 000 prize-money. Of course, all eyes will be on Enable who is bidding to make history as the first ever horse to win three back to back Arc De Triomphe victories. The race itself is worth a staggering £4,500,000 with the winning horse claiming over £2,500,000 for connections. 2019 ARC WEEKEND RACE SCHEDULE AS FOLLOWS: The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe has something for everyone, it has a great international flavour, pricing for all budgets, some of the best horses competing in the world, located close to convenient transport links and much more. In addition to sport, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe gathers every year celebrities from cinema, sport, television… From all over Paris and the most beautiful hats! It is also the occasion to discover the biggest pop-up bar by Guinness with DJ set at the Village de l'Arc.
IN OTHER WORDS, AN UNMISSABLE EVENT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS. The racecourse itself offers a diverse range of areas to view the racing over the weekend to suit individuals needs, preferences and budgets. The Arc Village is a private enclosure with deck chairs and DJ tunes and entertainment all day long with views from the inside of the course and refreshments and food trucks nearby. The Arc Gardens features a British style pub along with a Guinness pub and includes the largest open air food court and champagne bar. This area is complete with giant screens and entertainment. The Winning post enclosure gives you access to the first floor grandstand and seating around the parade ring pre and post race along with access to the Ac gardens. The Winning Post stand gold is valid for one person and for both race days.
This option comes with a private lounge with a bar and snack bar, so you can watch the racing action from the edge of the course and parade ring while enjoying plenty of refreshments! This pass also grants access to the Winning Post Enclosure, Arc Garden and Arc Village. 1) Winners enclosure 3) Arc gardens 4) Arc Village Dress Code There is no official dress code at ParisLongchamp for the Prix de L’Arc de triomphe however, the majority of guests tend to dress smart as per occasion. As the event occurs in October we recommend dressing for the weather at that time of year. Paris Longchamp racecourse Opening times Saturday October 5th : - Ticket windows open: 11.30am - Racecourse gates open: 12 noon - Racecourse gates close: 8pm Sunday October 6th : - Ticket windows open: 10am - Racecourse gates open: 11am - Racecourse gates close: 8.30pm HOW TO GET TO PARISLONGCHAMP METRO:
CAR: - From the north: Take the Porte Maillot exit then Allée de Longchamp - From the south: Take the Porte Molitor exit, Boulevard d'Auteuil then Boulevard Anatole France - From the city centre: Take the Porte d'Auteuil exit, Avenue de la Porte d'Auteuil then Boulevard Anatole France Via Waze app: Enter the following address "Parking hippodrome de ParisLongchamp". BUS:
PARKING: Parking available on the racecourse, subject to availability. We recommend booking a parking space in advance via the ticketing website. Important: If you book a parking space in advance, please remember to print your parking pass off and show it at the car park entrance. WIFI ACCESS Free WiFi network WI-FI PARISLONGCHAMP - Open your browser to access the login page - Enter your phone number - You are online!
PARISLONGCHAMP WEB APP Make the most of your racing experience with the ParisLongchamp web app! - Access via: captive portal – "Entertain me" - Access via: m.parislongchamp.com The majority of bets on the racecourse are taken through automatic betting machines that accept cash, cards, and betting vouchers. The tellers behind the betting counters can also take your bets and remunerate you directly in cash. You can also use the wife to place bets on your UK betting accounts if you have some registered. The 2020 Arc meeting meeting is scheduled to take place on October 3rd- 4th, please enquire via RacingBreaks.com for more information or call us on 0800 193 6646.