Hippodrome de Longchamp | Festival | Modern music

Festival Solidays

June 2018

Bois de Boulogne - 75016 Paris

Bois de Boulogne - 16e Arrondissement

Solidays 2017 © DR

Description

Every year, the music festival Solidays welcomes around 200,000 people who come to enjoy the concerts, entertainment and activities. But this event is also about solidarity - hence the name - in the fight against Aids, the virus which still affects millions around the world.

Although the epidemic has stabilised in Western countries, Africa is still very much in the grip of this virus. The festival was set up so that some of the profits would go towards charities helping with this disease, promoting prevention and helping those affected. Each year, the festival invites major international stars to perform on stage for free or for a much reduced fee.


Audience

All public

Hippodrome de Longchamp

Created in 1857 by architect Antoine-Nicolas Bailly, the Longchamp racecourse is devoted to flat racing; it is here each year that the 'Grand Prix de Paris' is contested. Formerly, on the occasion of the French national holiday, a solemn review of the troops of the Paris garrison was carried out. Today, 12,000 spectators can be accommodated in the stands and different services are available: a reception hall with a bureau de change and tourist office, and a restaurant +33 (0)1 44 30 75 80. At the far end of the sports ground a stele recalls the fact that on 12th November 1906 the Brazilian aeronaut, Santos-Dumont established one of the first world aviation records here. Guided visits are organized each race Sunday; for more information, call +33 (0)1 49 10 20 86.

Voir la carte

Hippodrome de Longchamp

Bois de Boulogne
75016 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 44 30 75 00
http://www.nouveaulongchamp.com/

  • Subway - Porte Maillot
  • RER - Neuilly - Porte Maillot
  • Bus - 244

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