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Where to stay for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is one of the biggest races in Europe’s flat racing calendar and dates back to 1920. The prize money for the main event of the weekend is worth €5,000,000 which makes it the richest race in Europe and the third richest horse race in the world. This weekend of spectacular racing includes several Group 1 races and four Group 2 classed races.


Not only is this the perfect weekend trip away to one of the best races in the world but, a moment for you to explore this incredible City which is so highly regarded for its luxury, style, fashion and food. There are many sites to tick off your list including the Champs-Elysees and the iconic Eiffel Tower.

Overnight experiences are based on two nights accommodation, but longer stays are possible for those looking to extend their time away. We have a range of options available but if you have a specific hotel in mind, get in touch and we will happily put together an option tailored to your requirements including travel options for customers outside the UK.

All 4* and 5* experiences that we offer, include an exclusive Invitation to the Racing Breaks Drinks Evening with Frankie Dettori. This hugely popular event is held on the Saturday evening prior to racing, with stars and celebrities from the racing world joining the panel of speakers on stage to go through the race card and voice their opinions of what results may come the following day.

Here you can find some more information on the hotels we have on offer for our Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe experiences, including an additional days racing at Saint Cloud for those looking to make the most of French racing, or our Golf and Racing package where you can spend an additional night at the on-site hotel of Le Golf National host of the 2018 Ryder Cup.


3* La Défense Experience - ibis Paris La Défense Centre

Located in La Défense business district, between the Grande Arche and the Arc de Triomphe, the ibis Paris La Défense hotel is a 10-minute metro ride from the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées Avenue and Porte Maillot Exhibition Centre.


This hotel offers everything you need for a pleasant stay away in the inviting, modern rooms, with comfortable beds, with free Wi-Fi access and a flat-screen TV.


A buffet breakfast is served every day at the ibis Kitchen restaurant, an old fashioned bistro which also serves evening meals. The hotel is also home to a bar - Rendez vous so you can still enjoy a drink after heading back from your day out.


This ibis hotel is located in front of Esplanade de la Défense Metro Station (35 mins from Gare du Nord), which provides direct access to Paris city centre as well as being just 15 minutes from the racecourse. This means you will be perfectly situated to make the most of your short stay away.


Example Experience Includes:​

- Return Eurostar travel from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord

- Two nights accommodation including breakfast

- Return coach transfers to Longchamp Racecourse

- Arc Gardens Ticket to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Sunday) - see ticket options here

Prices start from £379 per person. Book now by clicking here!


4* La Défense Experience - Melia Paris La Défense Hotel

If you're looking for something which offers a little bit more, Melia Paris La Défense offers just that. Like the ibis, Melia is situated in the centre of the La Défense business district, just 15 minutes from the racecourse, yet a short metro ride from some of Paris' main attractions.


A designer hotel offering panoramic city views, the spacious rooms offer superior quality bedding, air conditioned rooms, 39-inch flat screen TVs and superior quality bathroom amenities.


The hotel offers two restaurants, Le Miroir where you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine while taking in views of the Eiffel Tower and The Place lobby bar and lounge, if you are looking for something a bit more casual. Skyline Paris Lounge and Bar situated on the 19th floor offers stunning panoramic views of the city providing an idyllic atmosphere for pre and post-dinner cocktails.


You can enjoy a luxury experience by upgrading to one of the magnificent "The Level" rooms and suites providing the most exclusive facilities and personalised services such as private check-in and access to The Level Lounge.


Example Experience Includes:

​- Return Eurostar or Flights to Paris

- Two nights accommodation including Breakfast each morning

- Complimentary Invitation to the Racing Breaks Drinks Evening with Frankie Dettori

- Return transfers to ParisLongchamp Racecourse

- Arc Gardens Ticket to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Sunday) - see ticket options here

Prices start from £479 per person. Book now by clicking here!


Renaissance Experience - Renaissance Paris Nobel Tour Eiffel Hotel

Uniquely designed to combine four historic buildings which surround a lush garden and terrace, the Renaissance Paris Nobel Tour Eiffel Hotel offers world class amenities in the perfect location. Situated in the chic 16th Arrondissement, this boutique hotel is within walking distance of the Champs Elysees, the Tour Eiffel and the Arc-de-Triomphe so offers the ideal location for those looking for a bit more of an authentic Parisian experience.


The contemporary room decor combines modern style and elegance, with large beds and enough space to settle in comfortably. The rooms at Renaissance Paris Nobel overlook either the private garden or the street, and the fully equipped marble bathrooms offer bathrobes and slippers.


While you would be ideally located to explore the dining experiences Paris has to offer, the hotels restaurant, Le Relais du Parc offers a traditional and gourmet cuisine and, combined with garden seating offers the best place to have a peaceful lunch or moonlit dinner. The hotel is also home to a gin bar for relaxing after a day of exploring or racing.


Being centrally located, this hotel is situated just a short walk from the nearest Metro station, 30 minutes from Gare du Nord and less than 30 minutes by coach transfer to the racecourse.

Example Experience Includes:

- Return Eurostar or Flights to Paris

- Two nights accommodation including Breakfast each morning

- Complimentary Invitation to the Racing Breaks Drinks Evening with Frankie Dettori

- Return coach transfers to Longchamp Racecourse

- Winning Post Enclosure Ticket to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - see ticket options here

Prices start from £679 per person. Booking now by clicking here!


5* Four Seasons Experience - Four Seasons Hotel George V

If you are looking for something special and are treating your friend or loved one then why not experience the ultimate in Parisian luxury with a stay at the stunning Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. Nestled in the Golden Triangle of Paris, just off the historic Champs-Elysees this is the perfect location for a memorable Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe trip.


This hotel features private terraces with commanding Paris city views, signature lavish flower displays, top-of-the-line spa treatments and Michelin-awarded dining.


The palatial rooms are stylish and well-appointed offering the very best in comfort and privacy, while providing a peaceful retreat in which to relax and unwind throughout your stay.


Boasting some of the best food in France, this is the only hotel in Europe to house three restaurants which have five Michelin stars among them. A decadent new spa, elegant swimming pool and a courtyard to while away the afternoon with a glass of wine are some of the pleasures unique to this historic destination.


Four Seasons Hotel George V is located just 30 mins from both the Gare du Nord and the racecourse, ensuring you are in the best possible location for your ultimate Parisian experience.


Example Experience Includes:

​- Return Eurostar travel in Standard Premier from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord

- Return private transfers from Gare du Nord to the hotel

- Two nights accommodation including Breakfast each morning

- Return private transfers to ParisLongchamp Racecourse

- Winning Post Enclosure Ticket to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Sunday) - see ticket options here

Prices start from £2,799 per person. Book now by clicking here!


St Cloud Weekend Experience - Renaissance Paris Hippodrome de St. Cloud Hotel

If two days racing aren't enough, then this experience provides an extra day at Saint-Cloud Racecourse, while staying at the Renaissance Paris Hippodrome de St. Cloud Hotel in the prime position at the conveniently located at the Saint-Cloud racecourse itself.


Surrounded by tranquil countryside and just 15 minutes from downtown Paris, the hotel presents an ideal escape from city life. The contemporary rooms are spacious and feature a TV, air conditioning and a minibar. The hotel is home to a heated outdoor pool where you can unwind with a swim and the Hamptons Grill restaurant on site means you can enjoy a traditional french dining experience without having to leave the grounds.

For the avid golfer, you can perfect your swing at the Paris Country Club, a nine hole golf course situated next to the hotel to make the most of your sporting weekend.


This hotel is just a 20 minute tra