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Sun 01 Oct 2017

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

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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. The race attracts the greatest racehorses from around the world and usually takes place at the historic Longchamp racecourse, but due to $145m redevelopments currently taking place, the race will move to Chantilly for 2017.

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Saint Denis Paris Package

Sat 30 Sep 2017 - Mon 02 Oct 2017

  • General Admission Ticket

    Return Eurostar Travel from London
    Racecourse Transfers

  • Courtyard by Marriott Saint Denis

from
£399.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

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Your Package Includes


  • 2 Nights’ Accommodation at the Courtyard by Marriott Saint Denis Hotel from Saturday 30th September to Monday the 2nd October 2017
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Return Eurostar travel from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord
  • Return Train Transfers to Racecourse (Paris to Chantilly)
  • General Admission Ticket to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Optional Extras


  • Upgrade to Eurostar Standard Premier or Business Premier
  • Upgrade to Panoramic Grandstand Ticket or Hospitality options

Itinerary


Saturday 30th September 2017

  • Depart from London St Pancras on a direct train to Paris.
  • Upon arrival at Paris the hotel is either a short taxi ride from the train station or a few stops on the Paris Metro. Upon arrival at the hotel check-in for first of two nights' accommodation at the Courtyard by Marriott Saint Denis.
  • The afternoon and evening at your leisure.

Sunday 1st October 2017

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading to Chantilly Racecourse for the main event.
  • Included within the package is a return ticket from Paris Gare du Nord to Chantilly Station.

Monday 2nd October 2017

  • After Breakfast check-out of the Hotel. Take a short taxi ride to Paris station to board the Eurostar back to London St Pancras.

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The Hotel

The Courtyard Paris Saint Denis is ideally located in Carrefour Pleyel, making it easy for you to visit attractions including the Stade de France and Cité du Cinéma. The many landmarks of downtown Paris are just a short distance away as well. Rooms offer high-speed Wi-Fi, deluxe bedding and mini refrigerators.

General Admission Ticket

This ticket offers main area access. You can watch the racing from general enclosure which also has bars, restaurants, betting facilities and large screens.

Optional upgrades for Hospitality are available on request

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Village d'Honneur Hospitality

Sun 01 Oct 2017 - Sun 01 Oct 2017

  • Village d'Honneur Hospitality

    Adult

  • Village d'Honneur Hospitality

from
£509.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

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The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, surely the most exceptional horse race in the World, will be held this year again at the magnificent Chantilly Racecourse due to maintenance works at Longchamp.

The Village d’Honneur will be located within the grounds of this prestigious racetrack, on the finishing line, with an incredible view on the Castle and the Grandes Ecuries du Domaine de Chantilly.

Come and enjoy the refined and pleasant atmosphere during this unique day, which will combine sports, passion, celebration and elegance.

Village d'Honneur


  • Located along the track, on the finishing line
  • A refined and convivial atmosphere to converse and bet
  • Presence and supervision by staff

Package includes

  • Champagne reception
  • Reserved table
  • A buffet gourmet lunch; starters, hot main dish, superb cheese and desserts buffet (private tables available from 4+ guests)
  • Complimentary bar all day including champagne, wines, beers and soft drinks

Additional Services

  • Reserved car parking (1 per 4 guests)
  • Private betting facilities
  • Live broadcast of the races
  • Equestrian press and racecards
  • Souvenir gift for each guest

Upon Request

  • Prepaid betting notes
  • Chauffeured cars, buses and bus parking
  • Presence of a horse racing expert

Price per person £509 + VAT

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Renaissance Paris Republique Package

Sat 30 Sep 2017 - Mon 02 Oct 2017

  • Panoramic Grandstand

    Return Eurostar Travel from London
    Racecourse Transfers

  • Renaissance Paris Republique

from
£699.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

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Racingbreaks are delighted to offer a wonderful Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Package based in Paris itself with transport out to Chantilly on the day of the l'Arc. The package includes Eurostar travel from London, accommodation at a 5* Hotel, all transfers and Panoramic Grandstand Tickets to the 2017 Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly Racecourse.

This package is also available for 3 Nights, arriving in Paris on Friday 29th September. If you would like further information on this option, do let us know!

Your Package will include


  • 2 Nights’ Accommodation at the Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel from Saturday 30th September to Monday the 2nd October 2017
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Return Eurostar travel from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord
  • Return Transfers to Racecourse (outward via coach, return via train)
  • Panoramic Grandstand Ticket to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
  • Racing Post
  • Complimentary Preview Evening with Drinks

Optional Extras


  • Upgrade to Eurostar Standard Premier or Business Premier
  • Upgrade to Finish Line Grandstand or Hospitality options

Itinerary


Saturday 30th September 2017

  • Depart from London St Pancras on a direct train to Paris.
  • Upon arrival at Paris the hotel is a short taxi ride from the train station and on arrival at the hotel check-in for first of two nights' accommodation at the Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel.
  • The afternoon and evening at your leisure.

Sunday 1st October 2017

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading to Chantilly Racecourse for the main event.
  • 10:00 Board coach for transfer to Chantilly Racecourse.
  • 13:00 Racing begins! Racetimes TBC
  • Upon conclusion of the races we include a train pass that allows travel from Chantilly back to Paris.

Monday 2nd October 2017

  • After Breakfast check-out of the Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel. Take a short taxi ride to Paris station to board the Eurostar back to London St Pancras.

Additional Information


The Hotel

A 4-minute walk from République metro stop, this upscale modern hotel is 2 km from both the Louvre and the 13th-century Notre Dame de Paris cathedral. Sophisticated rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add Nespresso machines, and balconies featuring garden or city views. Amenities available in some rooms and suites may include rooftop views, living rooms and/or complimentary breakfast. Room service is offered 24/7. In addition to a chic restaurant with a terrace, amenities include a trendy bar, a gym, and a posh spa with a hot tub and a steam room.

Panoramic Grandstand Ticket

Situated within beautiful forestry and with magnificent chateaus seen beyond the track, guests at Chantilly are certainly spoiled with spectacular views. Guests may view the racing from the 30,000 arena, of which there is a 2,300 seated area in the Grandstand. Two fantastic restaurants are also available to the public - one of the ground floor of the weighing, and the other offering panoramic views across the delightful countryside.

Optional upgrades for Hospitality are available on request

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Auberge du Jeu de Paume Package 5*

Fri 29 Sep 2017 - Mon 02 Oct 2017

  • Panoramic Grandstand

    Return Eurostar Travel from London
    Racecourse Transfers

  • Auberge du Jeu de Paume

from
£1,699.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information


For the 2017 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Racingbreaks are delighted to offer a Platinum Package based at the incredible Auberge du Jeu de Paume just a short walk from Chantilly Racecourse. This 3 night package includes all travel from London to Chantilly, Panoramic Grandstand Tickets to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe & a meet and greet with Racingbreaks Ambassador Frankie Dettori on Sunday before the racing!

Your Package Includes


  • 3 Nights' Accommodation in a Deluxe Room at the Aubuerge du Jeu Paume Chantilly
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Return Eurostar travel from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord
  • Onward Train from Paris to Chantilly (return)
  • Panoramic Grandstand Ticket to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
  • Exclusive Meet and Greet with Frankie Dettori
  • Racing Post

Optional Extras


  • Upgrade to Eurostar Standard Premier or Business Premier
  • Upgrade to Finish Line Grandstand or Hospitality options

Prices for extras available upon request

Itinerary


Friday 29th September 2017

  • Depart from London St Pancras on a direct train to Paris. Upon arrival at Paris board a train to make the short journey to Chantilly.
  • Check-in at the hotel and relax.

Saturday 30th September 2017

  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Chantilly, or head to the Racecourse for Saturday's racing!

Sunday 1st October 2017

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading to Chantilly Racecourse for the main event.
  • Exclusive Meet and Greet with Frankie before the racing begins!

Monday 2nd October 2017

  • After breakfast board a train from Chantilly back to Paris before taking your return Eurostar back to London St Pancras.

Additional Information


The Hotel

In the prestigious Domaine de Chantilly country estate, this luxury hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Château de Chantilly (a striking royal castle, museum and stables), and 2 km from the Golf De Chantilly. Lavish, 18th-century style rooms feature antiques and original artworks. All have free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add separate living rooms and Nespresso machines. There are 2 upscale restaurants, plus a bar and terrace with views over formal gardens. Other amenities include a spa and a fitness center.

Panoramic Grandstand Ticket

Situated within beautiful forestry and with magnificent chateaus seen beyond the track, guests at Chantilly are certainly spoiled with spectacular views. Guests may view the racing from the 30,000 arena, of which there is a 2,300 seated area in the Grandstand. Two fantastic restaurants are also available to the public - one of the ground floor of the weighing, and the other offering panoramic views across the delightful countryside.

Optional upgrades for Hospitality are available on request

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Where to be for the best views

Situated within beautiful forestry and with magnificent chateaus seen beyond the track, guests at Chantilly are certainly spoiled with spectacular views. Guests may view the racing from the 30,000 arena, of which there is a 2,300 seated area in the Grandstand. Two fantastic restaurants are also available to the public - one of the ground floor of the weighing, and the other offering panoramic views across the delightful countryside.

Avenue de la Plaine des Aigles, 60500 Chantilly, France
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

By Rail

Trains leaving from Gare Du Nord in Paris are approximately 1 hour to Chantilly (towards Gare de Creil). If travelling from London, the Eurostar from St Pancras to Gare Du Nord usually takes about 2 hrs 15 mins and runs approximately every 45 minutes.

By Air

Flights to Paris are available from most major airports across the UK and take approximately 1 hr 20 mins.

Parking

By Road

Those wishing to drive, Chantilly is approximately a 5 hour journey direct from London, including a 1 hour transfer in the Channel Tunnel. From London, it takes about 1 hr 40 mins to Folkestone via the M2 (exit 11A from M20), whilst the journey from Calais is 2 hrs 20 mins, following the A16 to Gouvieux, before turning off on the D1016 to Chantilly. Parking

There are 1,500 parking spaces available at Chantilly, costing €1 on weekdays and €2 during Sundays, holidays and Grand Prix.

Racecourse Information

The History

It is strange to think that Chantilly would never have existed if it wasn't for a deluded prince in the early 18th century. Indeed, the destiny of Chantilly all begun out of the seventh Prince de Conde's belief that he would be reincarnated as a horse. Living in the beautiful Chateau de Chantilly, the Prince decided to employ famed architect Jean Aubert to build him and his associates a stable, which the Prince believed, would later become their future home. Out of it was born perhaps the finest accommodation ever constructed for horses. Just after completion, the Grande Ecurie (Great Stable) housed 200 horses and 500 hounds (Prince was fond of hunting) and played host to many great banquets thereafter.

However, it wasn't until the chateau came in possession of Ducs d'Aumale in 1814 that the idea for building a racecourse there first blossomed. In 1833, a couple of associated gentleman had a race on horseback on the land in front of the stables, and were so convinced of the turf they had been graced with, that they persuaded the owner to build a racecourse there. One year later, Chantilly Racecourse was founded. Consequently, this sprang an influx in the late 19th century of racing people, particularly from England, thus making Chantilly the French equivalent of Newmarket. More recently, many of the homes of the once 'haute bourgeoisie' have been taken over by trainers who've built their boxes around the 19th century houses.

Chantilly's two most important races of the year - the Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix de Diane - take place within one week of each other in early June. Founded in 1836 and 1841 respectively, for many years the races acted largely as local entertainment, with France not yet developing racing excellence and living largely in the shadow of The Derby and The Oaks at Epsom. In fact, it wasn't really until as late as the early 1990s when Chantilly received the popularity it deserved. The standard of the Prix du Jockey club began to quickly rise and produced horses such as Suave Dancer (1991), Pientre Celebre (1997), Montjau (1999), Dalakhani (2003) and Hurricane Run (2005), all of which went on to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Europe’s richest and most prestigious race, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, is set to take place at Chantilly this year. The race takes place over the first weekend of October each year in Paris and is usually hosted at the historic Longchamp Racecourse. However, due to the $145 redevelopments in process, the race will move to Chantilly for 2016.