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
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. Here 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.
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.
There are other racecourses located in France besides Longchamp. Chantilly, Deauville and Saint-Cloud are also beautiful places to enjoy French horse racing.