Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe, October 3-4 October, 2015
The "Arc" is Europe's richest race bringing together the classic winners from England, Ireland, France, Germany and Japan in one race. It is the highlight of the French racing calendar and is one of the most prestigious races in the world. The "Arc" takes place anually every first weekend in October at Longchamp Racecourse, perfectly located in the Bois de Boulogne in the heart of Paris. The Longchamp Arc weekend has a very special, unique atmosphere and is a wonderful way to end the social season.
This excellent racing weekend starts on the Saturday with a seven race card. The Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere is run on "Arc Sunday" and attracts the best middle distance horses from all over Europe for the coveted title. Sunday also includes 6 other supporting races including the Prix de l'Abbaye, one of Europe's premier sprint races.
Holiday Inn Republique
This elegant hotel is centrally located in an architecturally protected neighbourhood on the Place de la Republique, near Le Marais and the Grands Boulevards in the heart of historic and artistic Paris. Attractions within easy reach of the hotel include Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Louvre Museum and Opera.
In addition the hotel is only 5 minutes from the Gare du Nord. All the 318 bedrooms are air conditioned and are superbly equipped equipped. A feature of the hotel is the impressive 1500-square-metre Napoléon III-style courtyard. Other facilities in this listed building dating from 1862 include a restaurant, coffee shop and fitness centre.
Concorde St Lazare
This grand 19th century masterpiece of a hotel offers a unique blend of contemporary design and timeless elegance with a historic lobby which is a listed monument. Located in the heart of Paris with easy access to Boulevard Haussmann, Le Printemps and Galleries Lafayette department stores. Other nearby attractions include the Garnier Opera House, the Madeleine Church, the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum. All 266 bedrooms are spacious and stylishly decorated with air conditioning, double glazing, television, telephone, safe and minibar. Enjoy cocktails in the Golden Black Bar and modern cuisine in the Café Terminus. The hotel is minutes to dining, shopping and entertainment venues.
Sample Friday Dining
Located near to the Bastille, the L'Encrier restaurant offers a designer interior along with good and constantly changing dishes of freshly cooked food. Exposed brick walls, stripped wooden floors and an open kitchen set the scene for a relaxed, loosen your tie, end of the week dinner and drink!
Sample Saturday Dining
Jacques Lacipière opened this pleasant, light-filled bistro on a quiet side street in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower in the early 1990s. The Au Bon Accueil has since become one of the capital's most reliable addresses for carefully prepared French bourgeois cooking. The dining room is smart, but the atmosphere remains relaxed and calm and the courteous service makes everyone feel welcome.
The Gladiateur Brasserie is located behind the main grandstand and offers all the ambience of a classic Parisien bistro. Guests will have reserved table throughout the day and the package includes the following:
Private tables are available for bookings of 4 - 10 guests
Sunday guide price, per person: £395
The package includes:
Private tables are available for 2 - 12 guests
Sunday guide price, per person: £595
Sunday guide price, per person: £595
Private tables are available for 2, 4 or 6 guests, subject to availability.
There are numerous options - the Eurostar is incredibly convenient or we are able to provide bespoke options on small, private jets from any departure point in the UK. Other travel methods, such as scheduled air travel or even self-drive, are also all available.