Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

In 2018 the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will return to the transformed Longchamp following it being held for the last two years at Chantilly. The €145 million redevelopment of the iconic racecourse features the Dominique Perrault designed, four-storey grandstand which offers panoramic views over the French capital and is very much the centrepiece of the newly designed racecourse.

Regrettably, the bespoke Pavilion Grandstand, home to Horse Racing Abroad for many enjoyable years, now requires considerable structural work to the foundations, in order to bring the building in line with current health and safety regulations. However, we are delighted to offer a range of weekend packages to the new Longchamp!

Price

2 night packages from £460 per person
3 night packages from £530 per person

We also offer the 3 night Value Package from £440 per person SOLD OUT
Please see the specific hotel details below for prices.

Itinerary

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 2017 was €7.9 million, with €5.6 million being reserved for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe itself.

The Arc last year…
The 2017 Arc saw favourite Enable come home for trainer John Gosden with Frankie Dettori at the reigns, gaining Dettori a place in history, as the race’s most successful jockey winning it a total five times. Outsider, Cloth of Stars was runner up with Ulysses coming home third.

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

Friday 05 October
Depart: London, St Pancras
Arrive: Paris, Gare du Nord
Transfer to your chosen hotel.

Saturday 06 October
Today, relax and explore Paris or transfer to Longchamp for an exciting day's racing.
There will be 8 races and the card includes 4 excellent Group 2 races.

Sunday 07 October
Take your mid-morning coach transfer to Longchamp for a full day of racing at the 2018 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 08 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 Arc Gardens admission to Longchamp 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 Paris 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 Longchamp on Saturday and Sunday
Assistance of our HRA representatives
Complimentary racing papers
 

Friday 05 October 

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 06 October

Racing at Longchamp

Sunday 07 October
Racing at Longchamp for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Monday 08 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 £440.00 per person. ** SOLD OUT **

Single room supplement per room per night: £45.00
 
Upgrade to Executive Room per room per night: £25.00

 

Hotel Paris Neuilly **SOLD OUT**


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 £460 per person on bed and breakfast

3 nights from £530  per person on bed and breakfast

Single room supplement: £55 per room per night.

Hotel Magellan


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 £480 per person on bed and breakfast

3 nights from £555 per person on bed and breakfast

Single room supplement: £50 per room per night.

Mercure Montmartre


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 £540 per person on bed and breakfast

3 nights from £640 per person  on a bed and breakfast

Single room supplement: £75 per room per night.

Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile - Renovated for 2018!


Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile (formerly the Hotel Concorde La Fayette) 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.

2 nights from £590 per person on bed and breakfast 

3 nights from £740 per person on bed and breakfast 

Single room supplement: £100 per room per night.

Hotel Ampere


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 £620 per person on bed and breakfast

3 nights from £760  per person on bed and breakfast

Single room supplement: £110 per room per night.

Sofitel Paris Baltimore Tour Eiffel


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.  

2 nights from £795 per person on bed and breakfast

3 nights from £995 per person on bed and breakfast 

Single room supplement:  £210 per room per night

Deluxe room supplement: £35 per room per night

Four Seasons George V


Part of the prestigious Four Seasons hotel group, this luxurious, traditional French-style hotel retains its "turn of the century" elegance with renewed splendour.  Just steps away from the Champs Elysées, this hotel provides outstanding service in sumptuous surroundings.  The hotel offers a superb dining experience in its top quality Michelin starred restaurant "Le Cinq" and its elegant bars and lounges are the perfect place to relax. Each of the 245 lavish rooms has been designed and equipped to the highest standard. We have reserved Deluxe King rooms for your stay in Paris. The hotel features a spa, fitness centre and indoor swimming pool.

2 nights from £1,550 per person on room only

3 nights from £2,150 per person on room only

Single room supplement:  £590 per room per night

Tour Highlights

Arc Gardens - Zone 4 ......see racecourse map below for zones
Our tours are based upon admission to the Arc Gardens area at the racecourse, this includes access to a grassed area past the winning post. This area has no view of, or access to, the paddock nor access to the grandstand. Please note that there is no cover in this area in the event of inclement weather.

Finish Line Enclosure Zone 5, with access to Zone 4
The Finish Line Enclosure is our recommended admission into Longchamp. Enjoy the races from in front of the new grandstand with access to the covered, tiered, viewing area. The paddock can be viewed only from the first floor balcony at the rear of the grandstand. Full paddock access is available by purchasing the Access Paddock Upgrade.
Supplement - £60 per person

Finish Line Gold Grandstand Zone 6, with access to Zones 4 & 5
View the racing from your covered, reserved, individual bench-style seat. The seats are ideally located on the 3rd floor of the grandstand. The paddock can be viewed only from the balconies at the rear of the grandstand. Full paddock access is available by purchasing the Access Paddock Upgrade (SOLD OUT).
Supplement - £220 per person
All the above prices are valid for the two-days (Saturday and Sunday)


Upgrade - Access Paddock SOLD OUT
For those with a Finish Line Enclosure ticket or a Finish Line Gold Grandstand Ticket your ticket can be upgraded to include full access to the paddock, in the owners and trainers area.
Supplement - £70 per person valid on Sunday only SOLD OUT
Supplement - £115 per person valid on Saturday & Sunday SOLD OUT

Brasserie Grille d’Honneur - Saturday £320 per person // Sunday * SUNDAY SOLD OUT* £320 per person
We are delighted to offer spaces in the Brasserie Grille d’Honneur, situated near to the Parade Ring. Enjoy lunch at your shared, reserved table. Drinks will be available to buy at the cash bar. You will have access to a private betting area and TV screens to keep abreast of the action. Due to its location, you cannot watch the racing from the Brasserie. Full paddock access is included, along with access to Zones 4 & 5.

Elegance Package - Saturday £660 per person // Sunday £660 per person SUNDAY SOLD OUT The Elegance package is located on the 2nd floor of the grandstand and comprises of a private room with buffet and an open bar serving beers, wines and champagne. Enjoy the racing from your individual, reserved, grandstand seat which you can also eat and drink from. You will have access to a nearby betting area and TV screens to keep abreast of the action. Full paddock access is included.

Panoramic Restaurant - Saturday £990 per person // Sunday * SUNDAY SOLD OUT* £990 per person
On Arc day we have a limited number of tables in the Panoramic Restaurant. The package will offer a 4-course meal inclusive of drinks served at your shared, reserved table. Please note, the Panoramic Restaurant is not tiered, therefore you may need to leave your table and view the racing from the viewing terrace outside. You will have access to a private betting area and TV screens to keep abreast of the action. Full paddock access is included.

The above racecourse hospitality prices are per day.

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

Additional Info

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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 05th October and/or Monday 8th 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 1 night (at selected hotels), 2 or 3 nights
• Fully escorted racecourse transfers on Saturday & Sunday
• Roundtrip transfers from Gare du Nord/hotel/Gare du Nord
• Arc Gardens admission to Longchamp on both days
• Assistance of our Representatives throughout the weekend
• Complimentary racing paper

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