Prix de l’Arc



On Sunday, 1st October 2017 Europe’s richest and most impressive flat race, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, will once again be held at Chantilly, whilst the renovations of Longchamp continue.

We are delighted to offer 2 & 3 night packages to the 2017 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly with the option to purchase reserved Main Grandstand seats at a supplement. The Arc weekend is the championship of European racing featuring 11 Group races over two days.

Chantilly Racecourse
Chantilly Racecourse is located in the main horse training area of France on 65 hectares next to the Chantilly Forest. It is a right-handed course and it was built with interlocking tracks. The main course is 2,400 metres long, with another at 2,150 metres, plus a round course adaptable from 1,400 to 2,400 metres. The first race card at Chantilly was held on May 15th 1834 and its existing grandstand was built in 1879 by the famed architect Honore Daumet, who also did the renovations to the nearby Château de Chantilly.

Flight Details:-

Friday 29th September Dublin/Paris
Saturday 30th September Dublin/Paris
Monday 2nd October Paris/Dublin

Included in our tour price:

Return flights from Dublin
Accommodation in hotels as featured for 2 or 3 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
Fully escorted racecourse transfers on Saturday & Sunday
Pesage admission to Chantilly on both days
Assistance of our Representatives throughout the weekend
Complimentary racing paper
Please note, that we are unable to offer airport transfers. We ask you to make your own way to your chosen hotel. As a guide, a taxi costs €60 each way or the RER train service is €10 each way.

Not Included:

Reserved Grandstand Seats
Due to our long standing relationship with France Galop we have managed to obtain a limited supply of seats in the Main Grandstand (the Tribune de l’Arrivee). The reserved, numbered, seats are located under cover and offer the ideal vantage point from which to view the racing. Aside from great viewing, these seats offer a central base for the day. The Paddock is situated directly behind the Main Grandstand and is easily accessible. In order to make your day more comfortable, we recommend that you purchase reserved grandstand seats when you make your travel reservations and we will only be selling these to clients utilising our travel arrangements. We expect that these seats will be in demand and as such we will be selling them on a first come first served basis. We anticipate that once the Pesage and Main Grandstand tickets have sold out, clients will be accommodated in the infield with no access to Grandstand/Paddock area. Hence we advise booking as early as possible.

Reserved Grandstand Seats (Tribune de l’Arrivee) – €305.00 per person – valid on both Saturday & Sunday.

Please note:
In contrast to Longchamp, where we had our own Horse Racing Abroad Pavilion, facilities at Chantilly are limited; the only permanent grandstand at the course seats just over 2,000 people. Due to restraints on space at the racecourse, we cannot replicate our usual offering in terms of catering and bar services. As such, catering will be restricted to the facilities provided by the racecourse.

Chantilly is a beautiful racecourse situated in a rural area 30 miles north of Paris. On an average non race day the transfer time is approximately 1 hour, although on racedays we expect it to be substantially longer, a situation beyond our control. Therefore, please be prepared for a much longer transfer to and from the racecourse.

Last year our coach park was located a 5 minute walk along the track to the main entrance, we envisage that this year will be the same.

We are unfortunately unable to provide buggy assistance between the coach park and racecourse for those with reduced mobility.


Paris Neuilly

Located between the Etoile and La Défense is the delightful Hotel Paris Neuilly. The immediate area provides a variety of restaurants and shops. All 80 rooms have been fully renovated and are equipped with everything you require for a pleasurable stay in Paris. The hotel has a bar/breakfast room.
Accommodation is on bed & buffet breakfast basis.

2 Nights €779.00pp
3 Nights €873.00pp
Single Room Supplement €70.00 per night


Le Meridien Etoile

The Méridien Etoile is conveniently located at Porte Maillot. The immediate vicinity has several good quality restaurants and bars. The hotel itself has the L’Orénoc restaurant, the Lounge of the Jazz Club Etoile, that serves light meals, snacks and cocktails and a Sushi Bar as well as the famous Jazz Club Etoile. The hotel provides 1025 fully equipped and welcoming rooms in a contemporary, chic style.
Accommodation is on bed & buffet breakfast basis

2 Nights €965.00pp
3 Nights €1117.00pp
Single Room Supplement €149.00 per night


Hotel Napoleon Paris

This beautiful art-deco hotel, located a stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées.
Its 102 rooms are comfortable, elegant and fully equipped to a high standard; many have a balcony or terrace overlooking the monuments of Paris. The hotel has the Bivouac Café-Restaurant and the Bivouac Lounge Bar that has an outdoor terrace.
Accommodation is on a room only basis.

2 Nights €1089.00pp
3 Nights €1335.00pp
Single Room Supplement €245.00 per night