Qatar Prix de l'Arc De Triomphe 2011


There is something very special about Longchamp on Arc day. There is a fabulous atmosphere as 60,000 Parisians cram themselves into the grandstands alongside over 1,000 Brits in the Horse Racing Abroad Pavilion Grandstand - our haven of relative tranquillity just 1 & 1/4 furlongs from the finish line. The winning horse often kicks on from right in front of us, and due to its unique position, the Grandstand seats offer an unparalleled view of the whole course…

Everything one could possibly need is laid on in the Grandstand, with an emphasis on convenience and comfort throughout the weekend. As you wander through the public areas, there is a typically British racing atmosphere, jovial and knowledgeable and enjoying nine group one races on a fine card. Thanks to Qatar's sponsorship, the meet has become the richest turf race in Europe.

Paris in October is really pleasant, the weather milder than the UK as you'd expect… we've even needed sun cream for the last couple of years! It's the perfect place for any occasion - a special birthday, romantic weekend, getting friends together, a corporate incentive or meeting. There is invariably another major event on over Arc weekend - a fashion show or street art exhibition - so a colourful atmosphere is guaranteed.

With hundreds of hotel rooms and Eurostar train seats, there is a huge range of options to choose from to suit all group sizes from 2 to 200. Prices range from £250 to £1,600 so it suits any budget as well. It's a glorious weekend not to be missed. See you there!

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