The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe classic, Europe's richest horse race, is a true sporting spectacle where you can cheer on the world's finest jockeys and horses, soak up the vibrant atmosphere and perhaps have a flutter. It is such a prestigious event that they say, the 'Arc' is “not so much a race, but a monument".
The 2016 race will take place at Chantilly Racecourse while refurbishment takes place at its usual home of Longchamps racecourse. For the first and only time in its history, the main event in the flat racing calendar will take place on the majestic Chantilly estate.
This unique experience combines world-class racing with the stunning beauty of Paris. On day two, you have a full day to explore one of the world's greatest cities, including its iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Join our convenient optional full day Paris City tour and River Seine Cruise to ensure you get the most out of your visit to Paris.
Day 1 - Paris. Journey to your hotel.
Day 2 - Paris. Return coach transfers. Optional daytime city tour and cruise.
Day 3 - Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Included transfers and entry to the Chantilly racecourse. Return evening transfers into Paris.
Day 4 - Paris. Depart after breakfast. En-route to the port, time permitting, we visit a French hypermarket or wine/beer warehouse.
You will stay three nights at a comfortable hotel in the Greater Paris area, such as or similar to the Mercure Versailles Parly 2. Hotels used have well-furnished en-suite bedrooms as well as a bar and restaurant where continental bu et breakfast will be included.
On day two add our City Tour and River Seine Cruise to take in the breathtaking sights of Paris.
With more than 180 convenient local joining points, travelling by coach couldn't be simpler.
All our tour coaches offer comfortable reclining seats, drinks facilities, dvd entertainment system and on-board toilet as a minimum. As we whisk you away to your chosen city break, themed or event tour, you can relax knowing you won't have to do any of the driving and your coach will be available for all the included transfers throughout your holiday, enabling you to make the most of the few days away.