Hippodrome de Longchamp | Sport

Qatar, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, horse racing

from 06 October 2018 to 07 October 2018

Bois de Boulogne - 2 route des Tribunes - 75016 Paris

Bois de Boulogne - 16e Arrondissement

Qatar, prix de l'Arc de triomphe © DR

Description

Since it was first held on 3 October 1920, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe has become the most important flat race in the world, bringing together the finest racehorses and the best jockeys on the planet over one weekend at the famous Longchamp Racecourse in Paris. There's a huge amount at stake, as the winning horse will be cheered home by a massive crowd, and showered with glory in the paddock. This high level race is battled out each year once millions of bets have been placed, with 60,000 spectators watching. Let yourself be carried away by the winds of folly that blow through the stands as soon as the horses leave the starting gates.

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 - 2 route des Tribunes
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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