PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE
TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER - MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 2020
Europe’s richest and most prestigious race, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, takes place over the first weekend of October each year in Paris. We'll enjoy all the best the week has to offer with a tour of Paris, visit famous Chantilly racecourse and palace before we head to Longchamp Racecourse.
The new four-storey grandstand opened in time for the 2018 event offers 360 degree panoramic views of the city of Paris and is a fantastic vantage point to take in Europe's most prestigious horse race.
TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2020
Arrive in Paris and make your way to the four-star Le Meridien Etoile Hotel. We'll enjoy a nice welcome dinner at a local French restaurant to get to know everyone and hear our plans for the week.
WEDNESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
After a morning of leisure, we'll be taken on a half-day guided tour of beautiful Paris, taking in all the key sites including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre and more.
The evening is then yours at leisure to enjoy some fabulous restaurants and the amazing Paris nightlife.
THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER
Today we're off to the heart of French racing in Chantilly where we'll take in the stunning surrounds, visit a local stable, check out the amazing gallops and forest sand tracks, drop by the racecourse, enjoy a tour of the famous palace and indulge in a tasty country luncheon.
FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER
Today is a day of leisure for you to explore more of Paris, do some shopping, visit some more famous museums or just wander the streets and soak up the city of love.
We'll meet for a nice evening dinner cruise along the Seine River to take in all the views and prepare for a great weekend of racing ahead.
SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER
After a relaxing morning, we're off to Longchamp for the opening of the Arc weekend. We have a ticket in the Finish Line which gives you access to the Ground Floor and Level 1 of the main stand with a view of the Parade Ring. This is a day to explore the course, visit the parade ring, hit the gift shop and see the horses up close.
After the races, we'll head back to the hotel for evening drinks with (fingers crossed) Frankie Dettori, he'll talk us through his ride in the Arc.
SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER
After breakfast, we get into our finest racewear and head back to Longchamp for the highlight of the European racing calendar, the Arc. We'll enjoy a three-course lunch at a local restaurant opposite the track with a few special guests, before heading across to the track and into the Prestige Open Bar. With a complimentary bar and dessert canapes throughout the day, you don’t have any reason to leave...you can see everything from this area and being higher up in the stand offers some fantastic views of the famous Eiffel Tower. You can access a private viewing balcony which has seats that are numbered to guarantee you a place to sit.
MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 2020
After breakfast, the tour concludes and we all head our separate ways back to Australia or onto another adventure in Europe.
SEPT 29-OCT 5, 2020
Six nights accommodation at 4* Hotel
Breakfast each morning
Welcome dinner at a local French restaurant
Half-day tour of Paris on Wednesday (coach tour with stops at main sites: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre etc.)
Day trip to Chantilly (private tour of stables, a tour of the Palace, gallops visit includes transport & lunch).
Dinner cruise along the Seine
Return transfers to Longchamp Sat & Sun
Finish Line Enclosure on Saturday
Premium Hospitality on Sunday including three-course lunch and drinks all afternoon
Invitation to special drinks evening on Saturday night with racing guests (last year included Frankie Dettori)
Services of an experienced tour leader
Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
Items of a personal nature
*$1500 Single Supplement