Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - Europe's Most Prestigious Horse Race

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - Europe's Most Prestigious Horse Race

Every year in the 1st weekend in Oct, the eyes of the horse racing world turn to the Longchamp Racecourse in Paris for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

UK and Irish race followers travel to Paris in their thousands to be able to take part in the two day race meeting.

Experienced race goers come merely for the horse racing but Paris is a fantastic destination with British people and lots of folks travel there draw in a certain amount of culture not to mention the horse races.

An entire day checking out Paris is a superb way to launch the weekend.

As with any urban centre the size of Paris, it really is impossible to observe every little thing in a single day and once the sightseeing is concluded, thoughts turn to horse racing.

Longchamp is a race course with a lengthy heritage dating back into the mid 19th century. Back in the day, it's location near to the banks of the River Seine resulted in race goers journeyed there by boat. The venue hosts racing all year round but "the Arc" is undoubtedly the focus with prize funds for the race now more than 4 million Euros.


"The Arc" was inaugurated in 1920 and it is bound to 20 runners. The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is becoming much more sought after every year and as a consequence anybody going to travel to Paris is strongly advised to book their entrance tickets and accommodations in advance. You may find it much easier to travel separately although you can also find sufficient options for organized trips. The packages as a general rule include entrance tickets to the race course although they will be the most basic passes. If you prefer grandstand tickets, you'll need to request if you may upgrade.

Organised visits typically spend three nights in the French capital starting on Friday. This provides a full day to explore this amazing city just before heading over to Longchamps the next day for a day at the races. The visits return to the United Kingdom on the Monday.

Alternatively, you can easily make your own arrangements with the Eurostar running from London to Paris or by flying. If you do opt to travel independently, don't leave it to the last minute to book your hotel.