Longchamp Racecourse Route des Tribunes
Bois de Boulogne 75116 Paris, France T. +33 821 213 213

Learn More about the Longchamp Racecourse including the History & Fun Facts

he Longchamp Racecourse, with its official name being the Hippodrome de Longchamp, is one of the most most prestigious horse racing venues throughout the whole of France and the world. Below you can find directions to the racecourse.

Longchamp specializes in flat racing for thoroughbred racehorses. The racecourse holds around 30 race meetings annually. The racecourse runs 15 or more Group 1 Races each year.

It's most famous as the venue for the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe, held in early October each year. However, Longchamp also hosts the French 2,000 guineas and 1,000 guineas - called the "Poule d'Essai des Poulains" and "Poule d'Essai des Pouliches", respectively - and the Grand Prix de Paris.

An expensive renovation has been underway, which has seen the old grandstand demolished and a new one being built. The $145 million project is due to be completed soon and the historic racecourse is set to re-open in April of 2018.

The old design featured 2 grandstands that have now been consolidated into one larger modern grandstand. The grandstand will offer seating for 10,000 visitors and offer improved visibility of the races. The new focus is on a greener Longchamp. France Galop director general Olivier Delloye says "It will really be a green bubble for Parisians, just 10 minutes from L'Arc De Triomphe. " .

Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
The Arc is one of the premier Horse Races in all the World. This famous race showcases some of the most talented thoroughbred race horses from all hemispheres. It has become a global event, each year attracting more and more foreign invaders. The Arc is held as a 2 day event on the first weekend in October of each year. It is not only the most famous race in France, it is "The Race" to win for European horses.

Race Facts: The race is considered Group 1 (the highest grade) with a purse of 4,000,000 Euros. The race is run on Turf at a distance of 2400 Meters. If you win the race, you will automatically become a horse racing legend.

Boasting the best card in European Horse Racing, this internationally renowned event attracts the most enthusiastic crowd in Horse Racing. With an average of 70,000 plus spectators gathering each year for the 2-day Arc meet.

The French love horse racing and by default love the Arc. Held each year at the famous Longchamp Racecourse in Paris the Arc is a must attend for anyone that loves the sport of Horse Racing. The Arc is held every year in October. Come experience it for yourself, it is a majestic, unforgettable experience. The Arc should be on everyones bucket list.

Free parking in the grounds of Longchamp Racecourse (access via Porte de Passy)
Visit The Official Arc Website For More Info

Click Here For a List of Previous Winners of the Arc de' Triomphe since 1928.
Directions to Longchamp - Based in the western part of Paris (in the Bois de Boulogne), Longchamp Racecourse holds many of the top horse races in France.

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It is easy to get to Longchamp Racecourse by taxi or the nearest metro stop, Porte d'Auteuil, is about a 10 minute walk from the racecourse. On days when there is normal racing the entry fee is just 4 Euros, on the first Sunday of October the entry price is doubled for the Prix de l'arc de triomphe.
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France is well known for Horse Racing, Chantilly, Deauville and Saint-Cloud are also beautiful places to enjoy French horse racing.
Route des Lacs
Bois de Boulogne
75016 Paris, France
Ph: +33 1 40 71 47 47 - Fax: +33 1 45 25 46 94
Hippodrome de la Côte d’Azur
BP 179
06803 Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France
Ph : +33 (0) 4 92 02 44 44
16, Avenue du Général Leclerc
BP 209
60631 Chantilly, France
Ph: +33 3 44 57 02 54 or +33 3 44 62 41 00.
Fax: +33 3 44 57 34 89
45, avenue Hocquart de Turtot
14800 Deauville, France
Ph: +33 2 31 14 20 00
Route des Tribunes
Bois de Boulogne
75116 Paris, France
T. +33 821 213 213
1, avenue de la Pelouse
BP 72
78602 Maisons-Laffitte cedex, France
Ph : +33 1 39 12 81 70.
Fax: +33 1 39 62 76 08.
1, rue du Camp Canadien
92210 Saint-Cloud, France
Ph: + - Fax: +
Société Sportive des Courses de Toulouse
1, chemin des Courses
31100 Toulouse, France.
Ph: +33 (0)5 61 49 27 24 - Fax : +33 (0) 5 61 49 31 49
After enjoying the racecourse, be sure to visit some of the great shops in Paris.

There is no better way to immerse yourself in Paris then by shopping here. Shopping is a favorite pastime of "Parisians", they are especially fond of window shopping. In French window shopping is called "leche-vitrine" which loosely translated means to literally lick the windows. So be sure to take in the sites, sounds and tastes of shopping while in Paris.

Flower Shops In Paris

Chocolate & Pastry Shops In Paris

Women's Clothing Shops In Paris
Coffee Shops or Cafe's are a great place to meet, talk and explore the local scene in Paris.

Cafe de Flore 01 4548 5526
172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris

Cafe Constant 01 4753 7334
139 Rue Saint-Dominique, Paris

Cafes Verlet 01 4260 6739
Rue Saint-Honore, Paris
Near the Louvre Museum, over a 100 year old cafe. Large selection of fresh beans & coffee.

Coutume Cafe 01 4551 5047
47 Rue de Babylone, Paris
Beans roasted on site and coffee brewed to perfection.

La Cafeotheque 01 5301 8384
52 Rue de L'Hotel de Ville, Paris
Means "coffee library" in English and offers some of the world's finest coffees.

La Mer a Boire 1 4358 2943
1 Rue de Envierges, Paris
Great view of the Eifel tower from this cafe. Overlooks the Parc de Belleville. has a large paved terrace.