Paris has always combined sport and elegance; the French Open tennis championships being an example. However, the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, a horse race of rare intensity, may well be the ultimate expression of the capital’s passion and respect for great sporting occasions. Experience this magnificent event.
The Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe; the world’s best jockeys
Riding and horseracing enthusiasts from around the world know and revere the ‘Arc’. For almost 100 years this race, which traditionally takes place on the first Sunday of October, has seen epic confrontations featuring the best jockeys and the finest racehorses in the world. Some have become true legends, like Italy’s Lanfranco ‘Frankie’ Dettori, who has ridden to victory in the ‘Arc’ a record six times. This 2,400 metre Group 1 flat horse race is open to thoroughbreds aged three years and older.
The ambiance of this world-class racecourse
Paris Longchamp is the venue for this clash of racing titans and, adding to the sporting excitement, this recently renovated racecourse has even more to offer. From giant food gardens and ephemeral pubs to shops and DJ sessions, you’ll find there’s plenty to keep you entertained every moment of the day between the races. Come along and enjoy the elegant lifestyle ambiance this superb racecourse and its facilities provide. Remember to book your admission online as soon as possible to ensure you get the seats with the best view of the finish line!
On October 5th and 6th, Paris will shake to the rhythmic thunder of the hooves of the magnificent thoroughbreds of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Your Roch Hotel & Spa team will be glad to give you all the information you need to get to Longchamp for a day at the races.
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