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Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2021

Updated: Feb 1, 2021

About the Racing

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is one of the biggest races in Europe’s flat racing calendar and dates back to 1920. The prize money for the main event of the weekend is worth €5,000,000 which makes it the richest race in Europe and the third richest horse race in the world. This weekend of spectacular racing includes several Group 1 races and four Group 2 classed races. Another highlight of the Arc is the Arabian World Cup, also known as the richest race for purebred Arabian horses with €1,000,000 to win in prize money.

The Arc was lucky to go ahead in October 2020 but sadly with no spectators as was the case with so many racing events around the world due to the ongoing Pandemic. This year we are hopeful that things will be back to normal and that come October 2nd & 3rd 2021, we will be making the journey across the Channel to ParisLongchamp in France for this special spectacle.


Not only is this the perfect weekend trip away to one of the best races in the world but, a moment for you to explore this incredible City which is so highly regarded for its luxury, style, fashion and food. There are many sites to tick off your list including the Louvre Museum or the Champs-Elysees, and the iconic Eiffel Tower. There are a number of delicious restaurants to choose from including, of course, an array of delectable French Cuisine delicatessens and restaurants but also, a selection of fantastic restaurants showcasing the flavoursome cuisines from around the world. One of Frankie Dettori’s favourites to dine at during his flying visit to Paris is KONG which is an Asian fusion restaurant. As well as the hot tourist spots and fine dining experiences, there is also the fabulous Le Golf National course where the famous Ryder Cup is hosted. If you would like to add a round of golf to your experience, then this can easily be done and the concierge team will talk you through all of the details. If you wanted to extend your stay and soak up more of the French culture or even explore some of the other racecourses in France, then the team will be happy to discuss the various options available and book your trip from start to finish.

Racing Breaks Experiences

There are several experiences ranging in value and available to book now so that you can ensure you secure your spot at ParisLongchamp for one of the most exciting flat racing events of the season. With many customers having already rolled over their bookings from 2020 to 2021, there is limited availability already so be sure to act now if you don’t want to miss out.

An example experience that offer is the 4* Le Meridien Hotel which is located west of the city centre and only a 15 minute drive from the racecourse. This hotel offers you the best there is in terms of comfort, style and luxury and all from just £479pp. Le Meridien hotel has also been the chosen venue for the RacingBreaks preview drinks evening for the past two years where guests enjoy an evening prior to the race day with complimentary drinks and nibbles whilst listening to a celebrity panel of guests discuss the upcoming race card.

This experience itinerary is as follows;

  • Return Eurostar travel from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord

  • Two nights accommodation at the Le Méridien Etoile

  • Breakfast each morning

  • Return transfers to ParisLongchamp Racecourse

  • Arc Gardens Ticket to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Sunday)

  • Invitation to Racing Breaks drinks evening on Saturday night

Trip Itinerary

Saturday 3rd October

Depart on the Eurostar (or flight) to Paris

Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel of choice for check-in

Take some time to relax or explore before heading to the Racing Breaks Preview Drinks Evening

Sunday 4th October

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, meet in the hotel lobby for collection for your transfer to ParisLongchamp racecourse

Enjoy the spectacular spectacle of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe race day before your return transfer to your hotel

Relax and unwind over dinner either at the hotel or out and about in the city of Paris

Monday 5th October

Morning at your leisure before making your way to Paris Gare du Nord (or CDG Airport) for your return journey home

Additional nights and upgrades are avallable to add to any experience for those who wish to stay on an enjoy the delights of Paris for a bit longer. More information can be found by clicking here.

With this experience and all 4* and 5* Hotel experiences that we offer, customers will receive an exclusive invitation to the Preview Drinks Evening the night prior to the racing on Sunday. This is a hugely popular event with stars and celebrities from the racing world joining the panel of speakers on stage to go through the race card and voice their opinions of what results may come the following day. As mentioned before, spaces and allocation are extremely limited for 2021 as with so many customers rolling over their bookings from 2020 so be sure to act fast to ensure you don’t miss out!

Other Experiences

There are of course other experiences to choose from including the Ibis Paris La Defense which is located only a 15 minutes from ParisLongchamp and well located for transport links which take you directly into the centre of Paris. Experiences start from £349pp.

If you are looking for something slightly more special and are treating your friend or loved one then why not experience the ultimate in Parisian luxury with a stay at the stunning Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. Nestled in the Golden Triangle of Paris, just off the historic Champs-Elysees this is the perfect location for a memorable Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe trip. From £2,195pp this is the ‘piece de resistance’ that you struggle to find anything to top it.

Book now by clicking here to guarantee an amazing weekend at Europe’s richest race.

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