Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

We are delighted to offer 2 & 3 night packages to the 2017 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly. After a very successful meeting in 2016 we are delighted to be returning in 2017. This year, along with reserved spaces in the Main Grandstand we are also offering trackside hospitality.

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 2016 was €7.9 million, with €5.6 million being reserved for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe itself.

The Arc last year…
2016 saw another first for the Arc with a 1-2-3 finish for Aiden O’Brien courtesy of Found, Highland Reel and Order Of St. George. This is the first time a trainer has sent out the first three home in the Arc’s 96 year history.

Price

2 night packages from £415 per person
3 night packages from £480 per person

We also offer the 3 night Value Package from £399 per person
Please see the specific hotel details below for prices.

Itinerary

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

Friday 29 September
Depart: London, St Pancras
Arrive: Paris, Gare du Nord
Transfer to your chosen hotel.

Saturday 30 September
Today, 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 01 October
Take your mid-morning coach transfer to Chantilly for a full day of racing at the 2017 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 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 02 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 the UK’s major airports and a range of hotels in both Paris and Chantilly we are confident that ours is a Winning Formula.

Accommodation

Value Package - Hotel de la Jatte, Paris


Return Standard class Eurostar travel
3 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
All transfers
Pesage entry to Chantilly on Saturday and Sunday
Assistance of our HRA representatives
Complimentary racing papers
 

Friday 29 September 
Depart: London, St Pancras, Train 9028 - 13.31 hrs
Arrive: Paris, Gare du Nord - 16:47 hrs
Transfer to the Hôtel de la Jatte
                       
Saturday 30 September
Racing at Chantilly

Sunday 01 October
Racing at Chantilly for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Monday 02 October
Transfer from your hotel to Gare du Nord for your return train.
Depart: Paris, Gare du Nord, Train 9039 - 15.13 hrs
Arrive: London, St Pancras - 16:39 hrs           

Hôtel de la Jatte

The hotel is situated on the island of Grande Jatte close to La Defense and Porte Maillot. There are a number of restaurants and bars along the banks of the Seine and the centre of Neuilly is a 10-minute walk away.  The hotel is a charming, typically French hotel with bar/lounge area; breakfast is served either in the conservatory or in your room.  All rooms are well equipped and many overlook the River Seine. (Please note that Executive Rooms do not have a view of the River Seine.)

3 nights package from £399.00 per person. 

Single room supplement for the weekend:  £117.00
 
Upgrade to Executive Room for the weekend:  £63.00

 

Hotel Paris Neuilly, Paris


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 £415 per person on bed and breakfast

3 nights from £480  per person on bed and breakfast

Single room supplement: £45 per room per night.

Mercure Montmartre, 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 on bed and breakfast

3 nights from £535 per person  on a bed and breakfast

Single room supplement: £60 per room per night.

Le Méridien Etoile, Paris - Renovated for 2017!


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's offers 1025 fully refurbished rooms in a contemporary, chic style. The public areas have also undergone a transformation and are modern, bright and welcoming. The institution that is the Le Méridien Etoile's Jazz Club, Etoile, is one of the most distinguished in Paris which, hosts some of the world's best musicians. 

2 nights from £545 per person on bed and breakfast basis

3 nights from £650 per person on bed and breakfast basis

Single room supplement: £95 per room per night.

Hotel Napoleon, 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 on bed and breakfast basis

3 nights from £800 per person on bed and breakfast basis

Single room supplement:  £155 per room per night

Chateau Hotel Mont Royal, Chantilly


The Chateau Hotel Mont Royal Chantilly is located just 35 minutes from Paris and a mere 15-minute drive to the Racecourse. The hotel offers an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and a fitness centre. The 19th-century castle offers guestrooms with forest views and include desks and chairs, coffee tables, flat-screen TVs with satellite and free Wi-Fi internet access.

** 3 nights stay **

We are using specific trains for this package as per the below: -

Friday 29 September Depart: London, St Pancras, Train 9024 - 12:24 hrs 
Arrive: Paris, Gare du Nord - 15:47 hrs

Monday 02 October Depart: Paris, Gare du Nord - 11:13 hrs
Arrive: London, St Pancras, Train 9023 - 12:39 hrs 

Should you choose to arrive on different trains or for 2 nights only - an additional charge will apply for transfers.

3 nights from £825 per person on bed and breakfast 

Single room supplement:  £150 per room per night

Auberge de Jeu de Paume, Chantilly


This hotel is located only yards from the famous Château de Chantilly and a short stroll to the Racecourse. The guest rooms are decorated in a traditional 18th-century style and offer views of the garden, the patio or the town. A heated, indoor swimming pool and a spa centre feature on site are available if required. The 2 Michelin starred restaurant, La Table du Connetable, serves gourmet French cuisine. Reservations are highly recommended.

Please note: Full payment is required to secure your reservation at the time of booking.

** 3 night minimum stay**

3 nights from £1,550.00 per person

Single room supplement:  £375 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) - £200 per person - valid on both Saturday & Sunday.

Panoramic Restaurant - Saturday 30 September & Sunday 01 October
Subject to availability spaces in the Panoramic Restaurant on Saturday & Sunday can be secured. The package offers a 4 course meal including coffee and a reserved shared table for the day. Drinks can be bought from the cash bar. Betting facilities are available in the restaurant. Tables overlook either the track or the paddock, specific views cannot be guaranteed.
Panoramic Restaurant - Saturday - £190 per person.
Panoramic Restaurant - Sunday - £380 per person.

Restaurant des Pistes Hospitality - Sunday 01 October only
We are delighted to offer spaces in the Restaurant des Pistes situated in a marquee facility approximately 1 1/2 furlongs past the winning post. At your reserved table you will be served a 4-course meal with drinks available to buy from the cash bar. Within the marquee you have access to a private betting area and TV screens to keep abreast of the action. Due to the location of the restaurant you cannot watch the racing from the facility therefore, we advise exiting the Marquee and viewing from in front of the Grandstand, only a short walk away.
Brasserie des Pistes Hospitality - £300 per person.

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. Last year our coach park was located a 5 minute walk along the track to the main entrance, we envisage that this year will be the same.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide buggy assistance between the coach park and racecourse for those with reduced mobility.

Additional Info

Eurostar
Please click here to view Eurostar train times.

The Standard Premier supplement is from £150 per person, please contact us for prices and availability.

Please note: If you wish to travel to Paris on Eurostar services other than those on the attached timetable, or prior to Friday 29th September and/or Monday 2nd October your transfers to/from Gare du Nord will be at your own arrangement and cost.

Flights
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

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