Longchamp Racecourse Route des
Bois de Boulogne 75116 Paris, France T. +33 821 213 213
Learn More about the Longchamp Racecourse including the History & Fun Facts
The 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. " .
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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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