Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

We are delighted to offer 2 & 3 night packages to the 2016 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly with the option to purchase reserved Main Grandstand seats at a supplement. The Arc weekend is the championship of European racing featuring 11 Group races over two days. The purse for the whole weekend of the “Arc” meeting in 2015 was €7.9 million, with €5 million being reserved for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe itself.

The Arc last year…
In 2015 Golden Horn, trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, runner-up for the second year running was Flintshire with New Bay in third.


2 night packages from £390 per person
3 night packages from £450 per person
Please see the specific hotel details below for prices.


Example itinerary for the 3 night package by Eurostar as follows: -

Friday 30 September
Depart: London, St Pancras
Arrive: Paris, Gare du Nord
Transfer to your chosen hotel.

Saturday 01 October
Today you can choose to relax and explore Paris or transfer to Chantilly for an exciting day's racing.
There will be 8 races and the card includes 4 excellent Group 2 races.

Sunday 02 October
Take your mid-morning coach transfer to Chantilly for a full day of racing at the 2016 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Supporting races on Arc day...
Group 1 - Prix de l’Abbaye (the European Sprint Championship): for 2 year olds and over - distance 1,000 metres.
Group 1 - Prix Marcel Boussac: for 2 year old fillies - distance 1,600 metres.
Group 1 - Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (formerly the Grand Criterium): for 2 year old colts & fillies - distance 1,400 metres.
Group 1 - Prix de l’Opera: for 3 year old fillies and mares – distance 2,000 metres.
Group 1 - Prix du Cadran (the French equivalent of the Ascot Gold Cup): for 4 year olds and over - distance 4,000 metres.
Group 1 - Prix de la Foret: for 3 year olds and over - distance 1,400 metres.
Group 1 - Qatar Arabian World Cup: for pure bred Arabian horses - distance 2,000 metres.
In the previous two years the last race has been run between 18.40 hrs - 18.50 hrs. Consequently, we are unable to offer return travel to the UK on Sunday evening.

Monday 03 October
Transfer from your hotel to Gare du Nord for your return train.
Depart: Paris, Gare du Nord
Arrive: London, St Pancras

Our packages are fully inclusive, comprising roundtrip transfers from Gare du Nord to your hotel along with roundtrip transfers and Pesage admission to Chantilly Racecourse on both Saturday and Sunday. Our representatives are on hand throughout the weekend to ensure the smooth running of your stay from start to finish. With a selection of Eurostar train departures and flights from most of the UK’s major airports together with Dublin, a wide range of hotels, and our ability to provide you as an option of purchasing reserved numbered seats in the main grandstand we are confident that ours is a Winning Formula.


Hotel Le Magellan

17 Rue Jean-Baptiste Dumas, 75017 PARIS

Located in a quiet residential street in 17th arrondissement with an excellent variety of restaurants and bars in the vicinity, the Hotel Magellan offers 72 rooms, most of which overlook the hotel's patio garden. The hotel has a bar and a breakfast room. 

(Please note that as this hotel is situated on a quiet side street our coaches will arrive/depart from the main road, approx. 2 minutes' walk.)

2 nights from £390 per person

3 nights from £450  per person

Single room supplement: £35 per room per night.

Hotel Paris Neuilly

1 Avenue de Madrid, 92200 Neuilly sur Seine

Located between the Etoile and La Défense is the delightful Hotel Paris Neuilly. The immediate area provides a variety of restaurants and shops.  All 80 rooms have been fully renovated and are equipped with everything you require for a pleasurable stay in Paris. The hotel has a bar/breakfast room.

2 nights from £410 per person

3 nights from £470  per person

Single room supplement: £40 per room per night.

Mercure Montmartre

3 Rue Caulaincourt, 75018 PARIS

Located in the lively area of Montmartre, this hotel has been a favourite with our clients for many years.  The hotel is within easy walking distance of the Basilica du Sacré Coeur, the Moulin Rouge and the animated Place du Tertre. The hotel features 305 modern rooms and a bar/breakfast room. 

2 nights from £455 per person

3 nights from £535 per person

Single room supplement: £65 per room per night.

Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

3 Place Général Kœnig, 75017 PARIS

The Hyatt Regency Etoile is conveniently located and boasts some of the most spectacular views of Paris from its 33 floors. The hotel features 950 elegantly designed and well-appointed rooms. The hotel features 2 bars and a restaurant and is linked to the shopping mall, and metro, beneath the Palais des Congrès. We have secured Deluxe Queen rooms for your comfort.

2 nights from £500 per person

3 nights from £630 per person

Single room supplement: £90 per room per night.

Hotel Ampère

102 Avenue de Villiers, 75017 PARIS

Horse Racing Abroad clients have enjoyed the charm and tradition of the Hôtel Ampère over many years. The hotel is located in the 17th arrondissement and the immediate area has an excellent selection of restaurants and bars. The hotel has 96 high quality rooms featuring all modern comforts, together with a bar and small patio garden.

2 nights from £510 per person

3 nights from £630 per person

Single room supplement: £90 per room per night.

Le Méridien Etoile

81 Boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr, 75017 PARIS

The Méridien Etoile has been our flagship hotel for many years and is conveniently located at Porte Maillot. The immediate vicinity has several good quality restaurants and bars. The hotel provides 1025 fully equipped and welcoming rooms in a contemporary, chic style.  Le Méridien Etoile's Jazz Club, Etoile, has become one of the most distinguished institutions in Paris for jazz lovers, hosting some of the world's best musicians. We have secured Deluxe rooms for your comfort.

2 nights from £545 per person

3 nights from £680 per person

Single room supplement: £100 per room per night.

Hotel Baltimore

88 Avenue Kléber, 75116 PARIS

Located between the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, this hotel blends genuine Parisian charm with modern facilities and luxury.  The hotel has a comfortable bar and there is an array of restaurants within easy walking distance. The 103 charming guest rooms are beautifully designed with a warm and friendly atmosphere to provide a relaxing stay. We have secured Premium rooms for your comfort.

2 nights from £590 per person

3 nights from £750 per person

Single room supplement: £125 per room per night

Deluxe Room supplement: £20 per room per night 

Hotel Napoleon

40 Avenue de Friedland, 75008 PARIS

This beautiful art-deco hotel, located a stone's throw from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées, is steeped in history. Its 102 rooms are comfortable, elegant and fully equipped to a high standard and overlook the Avenue de Friedland or the quiet inner courtyard. The hotel has the Bivouac Café-Restaurant and the Bivouac Lounge Bar that has an outdoor terrace. We have secured Classic rooms for your comfort.

2 nights from £630 per person

3 nights from £800 per person

Single room supplement:  £175 per room per night

Executive Room supplement:  £65 per room per night

Junior Suite supplement: £140 per room per night 

Tour Highlights

Chantilly Racecourse
Chantilly Racecourse is located in the main horse training area of France on 65 hectares next to the Chantilly Forest. It is a right-handed course and it was built with interlocking tracks. The main course is 2,400 metres long, with another at 2,150 metres, plus a round course adaptable from 1,400 to 2,400 metres. The first race card at Chantilly was held on May 15th 1834 and its existing grandstand was built in 1879 by the famed architect Honore Daumet, who also did the renovations to the nearby Château de Chantilly.

Reserved Grandstand Seats
Due to our long standing relationship with France Galop we have managed to obtain a limited supply of seats in the Main Grandstand (the Tribune de l’Arrivee). The reserved, numbered, seats are located under cover and offer the ideal vantage point from which to view the racing. Aside from great viewing, these seats offer a central base for the day. The Paddock is situated directly behind the Main Grandstand and is easily accessible. In order to make your day more comfortable, we recommend that you purchase reserved grandstand seats when you make your travel reservations and we will only be selling these to clients utilising our travel arrangements. We expect that these seats will be in demand and as such we will be selling them on a first come first served basis. We anticipate that once the Pesage and Main Grandstand tickets have sold out, clients will be accommodated in the infield with no access to Grandstand/Paddock area. Hence we advise booking as early as possible.

Reserved Grandstand Seats (Tribune de l’Arrivee) - £150 per person - valid on both Saturday & Sunday.

Please note:
In contrast to Longchamp, where we had our own Horse Racing Abroad Pavilion, facilities at Chantilly are limited; the only permanent grandstand at the course seats just over 2,000 people. Due to restraints on space at the racecourse, we cannot replicate our usual offering in terms of catering and bar services. As such, catering will be restricted to the facilities provided by the racecourse.

Chantilly is a beautiful racecourse situated in a rural area 30 miles north of Paris. On an average non race day the transfer time is approximately 1 hour, although on racedays we expect it to be substantially longer, a situation beyond our control. Therefore, please be prepared for a much longer transfer to and from the racecourse. We have secured places in the official coach/car park which we have been informed is located closest to the main entrance.

We have been advised that our coach park is close to the main entrance, however this cannot be guaranteed and it is important to note that unlike previous years, we are unfortunately unable to provide buggy assistance between the coach park and racecourse for those with reduced mobility.

Additional Info

Please click here to view Eurostar train times.

Standard Premier supplement is £150 per person.

Please note: If you wish to travel to Paris on Eurostar services other than those on the attached timetable, or prior to Friday 30th September and/or Monday 3rd October your transfers to/from Gare du Nord will be at your own arrangement and cost.

Should you wish to travel to Paris by air please contact the office for timings and prices. Please note, that we are unable to offer airport transfers. We ask you to make your own way to your chosen hotel. As a guide, a taxi costs €60 each way or the RER train service is €10 each way.

Flights can be arranged from most UK airports on request.

Price Includes

• Return travel by Eurostar on specified routing in Standard Class
• Accommodation in hotels as featured for 2 or 3 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
• Fully escorted racecourse transfers on Saturday & Sunday
• Roundtrip transfers from Gare du Nord/hotel/Gare du Nord
• Pesage admission to Chantilly on both days
• Assistance of our Representatives throughout the weekend
• Complimentary racing paper

(N.B. Please remember that access to the Main Grandstand (the Tribune de l’Arrivee) with Reserved Grandstand seats is available at an additional cost of £150.00 per person)

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