Itinerary Highlights

  • Racing at Longchamp on Sat & Sun
  • Covered race viewing with Paddock views
  • Luxury city break in Paris
  • World-famous tourist attractions
  • Complimentary Racing Paper

Price Includes

  • Roundtrip Eurostar travel in Standard class
  • Accommodation in Paris for 3 nights
  • Admission to Longchamp on Sat & Sun
  • Air-conditioned transfers throughout
  • Assistance of experienced representatives

Overview

One of the world’s premier horse racing events, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, known to enthusiasts as the Arc, always promises an electric atmosphere.

Held at the spectacular Paris Longchamp Racecourse, the world’s top prize never fails to deliver top-quality racing. This is one of our favourite horse racing holidays at Spectate, and we truly do pull out all the stops.

Our experienced team has attended the Arc for many years, and we’ve built up strong contacts and plenty of insider knowledge.

Dating back to 1920, this is the jewel in the racing calendar’s crown, and for your Arc adventure you’ll be able to choose the perfect place to stay from our carefully curated selection of Parisian hotels. Stay in the heart of the city, and let our team take care of everything from sightseeing excursions to dinner reservations.

We are delighted to offer 2 and 3-night packages to the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2020. Our packages include Finish Line Enclosure admission to the racecourse, with a choice of upgrades available to further your enjoyment of the day.

We offer a wide range of hospitality and race viewing options including complimentary champagne, access to private betting areas, paddock access, finish line grandstand seats and more. A dedicated tour host will be on hand throughout the weekend, so you’ll always have a point of contact for any assistance or recommendations you may need.

*2-night packages from £580 per person, based on 2 sharing

*3-night packages from £665 per person, based on 2 sharing

 

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Accommodation

Hotel Magellan

2 nights from £580 per person / 3 nights from £665 per person (single room supplement £60 per night). Located in a quiet residential street in 17th arrondissement with an excellent variety of restaurants and bars in the vicinity, the Hotel Magellan offers 72 rooms, most of which overlook the hotel’s patio garden. The hotel has a bar and a breakfast room. (Please note that as this hotel is situated on a quiet side street our coaches will arrive/depart from the main road, approx. 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel.) Your stay includes breakfast daily.

Hotel Paris Neuilly

2 nights from £585 per person / 3 nights from £675 per person (single supplement £75 per room per night). Located between the Étoile and La Défense is the delightful Hotel Paris Neuilly. The immediate area provides a variety of restaurants and shops. Please note, this hotel does not have a bar. The rooms are equipped with everything you require for a pleasurable stay in Paris. Your stay includes breakfast daily.

Mercure Montmartre

2 nights from £595 per person / 3 nights from £695 per person (single supplement £90 per room per night). Located in the lively area of Montmartre, this hotel has been a favourite with our clients for many years. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the Basilica du Sacré Coeur, the Moulin Rouge and the animated Place du Tertre. Your stay includes breakfast daily.

Le Scribe

2 nights from £1,085 per person / 3 nights from £1,425 per person (single supplement £305 per room per night / Luxury Premium room supplement £55 per room per night). Located close to the Opéra Garnier and the famous Galeries Lafayette, this elegant 19th century building with its Empire style furnishings exudes Parisian style and elegance. Prior to becoming a hotel, the building was the headquarters of the French Jockey Club for 60 years. Your stay includes breakfast daily.

Four Seasons George V

2 nights from £1,995 per person / 3 nights from £2,895 per person (single supplement £845 per room per night). Part of the prestigious Four Seasons hotel group, this luxurious, traditional French-style hotel retains its "turn of the century" elegance with renewed splendour. Just steps away from the Champs Elysées, this hotel provides outstanding service in sumptuous surroundings. The hotel offers a superb dining experience in its Michelin-starred restaurant, "Le Cinq", and its elegant bars and lounges are the perfect place to relax. The hotel features a spa, fitness centre and indoor swimming pool. Your stay is room only; the supplement for breakfast is available on request.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - 02 Oct

Depart London, St Pancras on your Eurostar train. Upon arrival into Paris, Gare du Nord, you will be met and transferred to your choice of hotel for 3 nights' accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis.

Day 2 - 03 Oct

Choose to spend the day enjoying the sights and attractions of the beautiful city of Paris, or transfer to Longchamp for an exciting day's racing.

Day 3 - 04 Oct

This morning you will be transferred to Longchamp Racecourse for a full day's racing and the 2020 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Day 4 - 05 Oct

Enjoy breakfast at leisure before being transferred from your hotel to Gare du Nord, for your return Eurostar train to London, St Pancras.
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Tickets

Finish Line Enclosure - Included

Included in the package price. Zone 5 with access to Zone 4 - Enjoy access to a covered, tiered viewing area in front of the new grandstand - please note this area does not include access to a grandstand seat. The paddock can be viewed from the tiered viewing area and first-floor balcony at the rear of the grandstand. (Full paddock access is available by purchasing the Access Paddock Upgrade, please see below.)

Finish Line Gold Grandstand

Supplement: £165 pp for both days. Zone 6 with access to Zones 4 & 5 - View the racing from your reserved, covered, individual bench-style seat, ideally located on the third floor of the grandstand. The paddock can be viewed from the balconies at the rear of the grandstand. (Full paddock access is available by purchasing the Access Paddock Upgrade, please see below.)

Access Paddock

Supplement: £45 pp Saturday / £65 pp Sunday. You may upgrade your Finish Line Enclosure ticket or a Finish Line Gold Grandstand ticket to include full access to the paddock in the owners and trainers’ area.

Brasserie ParisLongchamp: Saturday

Supplement: from £210 per person. We are delighted to offer spaces in the Brasserie ParisLongchamp, situated in front of the parade ring. Enjoy lunch at your shared, reserved table. You will have access to a private betting area and TV screens to keep abreast of the action and a cash bar. Due to its location, you cannot watch the racing from the Brasserie. Full paddock access is included, along with access to the Finish Line Enclosure. Please note this hospitality option does not include a grandstand seat.

Brasserie ParisLongchamp Prestige: Saturday & Sunday

Supplements: Saturday - £410 per person / Sunday £620 per person. For the complete racing hospitality experience, we are delighted to offer spaces in the Brasserie ParisLongchamp for lunch at your shared, reserved table located in front of the parade ring. You will have access to a complimentary bar which serves wine, champagne and soft drinks on the 3rd floor of the grandstand and also a reserved grandstand seat. Due to the location of Brasserie Longchamp, you cannot watch the racing from the Brasserie. You will have access to a private betting area and TV screens to keep abreast of the action. Full paddock access is included, along with access to the Finish Line Enclosure.

Panorama Restaurant

Supplement: Saturday £695 per person / Sunday £1,025 per person. The Panorama Restaurant offers a 3-course meal, inclusive of drinks served at your shared, reserved table. Please note, the Panorama Restaurant is not tiered, therefore you may need to leave your table to view the racing from the viewing terrace outside. You will have access to a private betting area and TV screens to keep abreast of the action. Full paddock access is included.

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Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe

02 Oct- 05 Oct | 3 nights* from £665 pp

Includes Eurostar

Package prices include:

  • Return travel by Eurostar on specified routing in Standard Class
  • Roundtrip shared transfers between Gare du Nord and your hotel
  • Hotel accommodation in hotels featured for 2 or 3 nights
  • Breakfast daily (excluding Four Seasons George V)
  • Air-conditioned racecourse transfers on Saturday & Sunday
  • Finish Line Enclosure admission to Longchamp on Saturday & Sunday
  • Complimentary racing paper, subject to delivery
  • Assistance of our representatives throughout the weekend

Hospitality

This is Europe's richest flat turf race, with luxurious hospitality options to match.

The Spectate Arc experience is nothing short of uber-luxury – choose your premium race viewing position, opt for paddock access and spend your afternoons sipping on unlimited champagne; it’s the only way to do the Arc.

A selection of Restaurant Hospitality Packages is available at Longchamp and each year we reserve an allocation of seating at a choice of restaurants that offer gourmet lunches and include access to premium race viewing and private betting areas.

It is important to note that you will be expected to walk approximately 700 metres from the coach park to the main entrance; no mobility assistance is available. Equally, we are unable to provide mobility assistance when arriving at or departing from Gare du Nord. the walk from Gare du Nord's arrival gate to the coach park is approximately 400 metres (subject to change).

Eurostar Train Times

Details of our allocation of Eurostar trains over the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend can be found here.

Prices are per person based on travel from London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Paris Gare du Nord on the specified trains, detailed above, in Standard Class.

Please note that the Eurostar prices are group fares and once our allocations are full, a supplement may apply at the time of booking. If you wish to travel to Paris by Eurostar on services other than those listed above, or prior to Friday 2nd October and/or Monday 5th October, your transfers to/from Gare du Nord will be at your own arrangement and cost.

Standard Premier Class is available at a supplement of approximately £70 each way, subject to availability. Standard Premier Class includes additional legroom, table seats, light refreshments and complimentary drinks served at your seat.

Flights

Should you wish to travel to Paris by air, please contact us for timings and prices. 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 approximately €60 each way or the RER train service is €10 each way.

Flights can be arranged from most UK airports on request.

Why Choose Us?

Tailor-Made

Customise your experience to create something truly memorable

  • Add excursions to your trip
  • Travel at your own pace
  • Choose hotels, flights etc
Exclusivity
  • Get the best seats, closest to the action
  • Hosted tours with special celebrity guests
  • Stay in the most luxurious accommodation
  • Fully inclusive service
  • Expert hosts take care of you every step of the way
  • All transfers and fees are included

For 30 years, we have crafted and delivered the highest quality, unforgettable experiences

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