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The Arc & Paris: A Prestigious Blend of Racing Thrills and Parisian Charms

Embark on an Exhilarating Journey to the Heart of French Elegance and Sporting Excitement!

Experience the pinnacle of horse racing at the prestigious Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Europe's richest turf race, and immerse yourself in the enchanting allure of Paris. This exclusive package offers a perfect blend of adrenaline-pumping action and the timeless charm of one of the world's most romantic cities.
Arc de Triomphe, Paris
Arc de Triomphe, Paris

On Saturday, step into the heart of Paris and let yourself be captivated by its timeless beauty. With a full day at your disposal, explore the city's iconic landmarks, including the majestic Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees. Coach transfers to and from central Paris are included.

Enhance your Parisian adventure with our optional full-day City Tour, expertly designed to showcase the best of Paris. From the charming streets of Montmartre to the opulent halls of the Louvre, every moment is a brushstroke in the canvas of French culture. Embark on a serene River Seine Cruise, a unique vantage point to admire the city's splendours, including the ornate bridges and grandiose architecture lining the riverbanks.

Sunday is your highlight, The Thrill of the Arc! Witness the grandeur of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at the iconic Longchamps racecourse, set against the breathtaking backdrop of Parisian elegance. This isn't just a horse race; it's a legendary sporting event steeped in tradition and glamour. Feel the rush as the world's finest jockeys and horses compete for glory.

Indulge in the vibrant atmosphere of the racecourse, a perfect blend of excitement and sophistication. Whether you're a seasoned punter or new to the sport, the thrill of a flutter on the races is an experience like no other.

Revel in the prestige of the 'Arc' - a race so renowned, it's considered a monumental event in the world of horse racing.

Your Parisian Racing Adventure Awaits! This tour is the perfect combination for those who appreciate the finer things in life - the thrill of elite horse racing and the enchanting beauty of Paris. It's more than a trip; it's an experience that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Book Now for an Unforgettable Experience at The Arc & Paris - Where Prestige and Beauty Converge!

Your Holiday Itinerary

Day One (En Route to Paris) - Begin your journey in the morning, embarking southward towards a captivating adventure. Feel the excitement build as you head towards the Channel for an afternoon crossing into France, a voyage that marks the start of your unforgettable journey.

As you travel, relax and immerse yourself in the anticipation of reaching the Greater Paris area.

Arrive at your carefully selected hotel in the evening, where Parisian charm meets comfort. Settle in and rest up for the exciting days ahead.

Day Two (Discovering the Heart of Paris) - After a delightful breakfast, prepare yourself for a full day of exploration in one of the most breathtaking cities in the world. Paris awaits with its vibrant streets, iconic landmarks, and romantic allure.

Enjoy the convenience of return coach transfers to the heart of Paris, freeing you to focus solely on the wonders of the city. Decide which of the legendary landmarks to visit first - the choice is yours!

Opt for our daytime city tour and cruise excursion, offering an insightful and picturesque way to experience the famed sights of Paris, from the majestic Eiffel Tower to the historic banks of the Seine.

Day Three (The Excitement of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe) - Today is the pinnacle of your holiday: an exhilarating day at the world-famous Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Experience the thrill of top-tier horse racing in an atmosphere brimming with excitement.

We've got everything arranged for you, including return coach transfers and your entry ticket to the prestigious Longchamps racecourse.

In the evening, our coach returns you back to your hotel.

Day Four (Farewell) - Savour a final breakfast in Paris before we commence our journey home, filled with memories of a lifetime. Depart with a heart full of memories, stories to tell, and perhaps plans to return to the city of lights and the excitement of the races.

Your Parisian Adventure Awaits! Book Now for an Unforgettable Blend of French Culture and Racing Thrills!

Your Hotel

The Mercure Parly 2 hotel
The Mercure Parly 2 hotel

You will stay three nights at the Mercure Parly 2 hotel, or similar. Within easy coaching distance of the city centre, all hotels used have en-suite bedrooms. There is a comfortable bar where you might choose to relax on an evening and you’ll enjoy a continental breakfast on each morning of your stay.



Paris Panoramic Tour and Guided Sightseeing River Seine Cruise

Embrace the full culture of Paris with a sightseeing panoramic tour and romantic River Cruise.

Embrace the magic of Paris with a panoramic coach tour and exciting River Cruise. Your coach will take you round some of the world-renowned sights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral and of course the Eiffel Tower. Along the way there will be a lunchtime stop amongst the bustling Montmartre and Sacre Coeur area. Here you can revel in this artist's paradise and find wonderful hidden french patisseries amongst the cobbled streets. As well as taking in the delights of the city by coach, you will be able to see Paris from a different view, as you move away from the hustle and bustle and sail down the River Seine. This one-hour sightseeing boat trip will guide you through the city with full English commentary along your journey. By the end of your trip you could be an expert in the history of this beautiful City! Prebook this optional excursion from only £25 per person. Image © Paris Tourist Office - Photographer: David Lefranc

Dates & Prices

4 Days / Tour code: "ARC4"
4 Oct 2024£369£359
3 Oct 2025£389£379

Single supplement £119.00.

Please note that at the time of publishing this webpage, the 2025 date is provisional based on event scheduling of past years.

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