Longchamp Racecourse 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

he 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. " .

Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
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
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.

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.
Horse Racing Greats of the French Turf
Treve - The filly born on April, 7, 2010 had a small white star on her forehead and a heart for racing. She raced only once as a 2 year old and won. But the real magic began when she was stretched out to the classic distances. She took to flight late in her races and decimated her rivals. Before the 92nd running of the Arc, while set to run against male horses, she sweated up badly before the race. She also lacked her regular rider of Franki Dettori who was out with an injury. All of this did not matter, with Thiery Jarnet taking over as a replacement, Treve sprouted wings in the final furlong of Europe's greatest race to win by 5 lengths.

She was rightfully voted Champion 3 year old filly and horse of the year for 2013. She returned to racing in 2014 and after 3 consecutive losses it looked like she would not be a repeat winner in the Arc. She started in the Arc as an outsider at odds of 14-1, but this horse is a champion and champion's defy their odds. Treve made her patented move in the stretch and quickly put distance between herself and the rest. She was eased up in the end and won by a measured 2 lengths. Her trainer Criquette Head-Maarek who is a woman, was so overcome with emotions when her filly won that she cried, as did many French fans in attendance. Treve the French Filly who won back to back Arc de Triomphes will forever be in our hearts. A great champion of the French Turf.
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France is well known for Horse Racing, Chantilly, Deauville and Saint-Cloud are also beautiful places to enjoy French horse racing.
Route des Lacs
Bois de Boulogne
75016 Paris, France
Ph: +33 1 40 71 47 47 - Fax: +33 1 45 25 46 94
Hippodrome de la Côte d’Azur
BP 179
06803 Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France
Ph : +33 (0) 4 92 02 44 44
16, Avenue du Général Leclerc
BP 209
60631 Chantilly, France
Ph: +33 3 44 57 02 54 or +33 3 44 62 41 00.
Fax: +33 3 44 57 34 89
45, avenue Hocquart de Turtot
14800 Deauville, France
Ph: +33 2 31 14 20 00
Route des Tribunes
Bois de Boulogne
75116 Paris, France
T. +33 821 213 213
1, avenue de la Pelouse
BP 72
78602 Maisons-Laffitte cedex, France
Ph : +33 1 39 12 81 70.
Fax: +33 1 39 62 76 08.
1, rue du Camp Canadien
92210 Saint-Cloud, France
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Société Sportive des Courses de Toulouse
1, chemin des Courses
31100 Toulouse, France.
Ph: +33 (0)5 61 49 27 24 - Fax : +33 (0) 5 61 49 31 49
After enjoying the racecourse, be sure to visit some of the great shops in Paris. There is no better way to immerse yourself in Paris then by shopping here. Shopping is a favorite pastime of "Parisians", they are especially fond of window shopping. In French window shopping is called "leche-vitrine" which loosely translated means to literally lick the windows. So be sure to take in the sites, sounds and tastes of shopping while in Paris.
Coffee Shops & Cafe's are a great place to meet, talk and explore the local scene in Paris.

Cafe de Flore 01 4548 5526
172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris

Cafe Constant 01 4753 7334
139 Rue Saint-Dominique, Paris

Cafes Verlet 01 4260 6739
Rue Saint-Honore, Paris
Near the Louvre Museum, over a 100 year old cafe. Large selection of fresh beans & coffee.

Coutume Cafe 01 4551 5047
47 Rue de Babylone, Paris
Beans roasted on site and coffee brewed to perfection.

La Cafeotheque 01 5301 8384
52 Rue de L'Hotel de Ville, Paris
Means "coffee library" in English and offers some of the world's finest coffees.

La Mer a Boire 1 4358 2943
1 Rue de Envierges, Paris
Great view of the Eifel tower from this cafe. Overlooks the Parc de Belleville. has a large paved terrace.
Chocolate & pastry shops in Paris
Paris is known for a few things, fine pastries and fine chocolates are two of the greatest things that come from Paris. Be sure to visit these fine pastry shops and chocolatiers when in Paris.

Bar a Chocolat Christophe Roussel 01 4062 6700
10 Rue du Champ de Mars
75007 Paris

Chocolat Chapon 01 4222 9598
69 Rue du Bac
75116 Paris

Chocolat Foucher 01 4544 0557
134 Rue Bac
7507 Paris

Chocolats Rochoux 01 4284 2945
16 Rue Assas
75006 Paris

Gerard Mulot 01 4581 3909
93 Rue Glaciere
75013 Paris

Gourmandise de Nathalie 01 4306 0298
67 Boulevard Invalides
75007 Paris

Jeff de Bruges 01 4783 5267
88 Rue Lecourbe
75015 Paris

Les Bonbons 01 4326 2115
6 Rue Brea
75006 Paris

Le Paradis du Bonbon 01 4326 1300
49 Rue Harpe
75005 Paris

Maison Georges Larnicol 01 4326 3938
132 bd Saint-German
75006 Paris

Patrick Roger 01 4329 3842
108 bd St-Germain
75006 Paris

Roger et Cie 01 4544 6613
91 Rue Rennes
75006 Paris

Un Dimanche a Paris 01 5681 1818
468 Cour du Commerce Saint Andre
75006 Paris
Women's clothing shops in Paris
Paris is the land of beautiful women and beautiful clothing for women. Try these great shops for the latest fashions, dresses and clothing for women.

Barre Gaelle 01 4314 6302
17 rue Keller, 75011 Paris

Cancan 01 4280 3041
30 rue Henri Monnier, 75009 Paris

Chanel 01 4286 2600
31 rue Cambon, 75001 Paris

H & M 01 5534 7999
Forum des Halles, 75001 Paris

Hermes 01 4017 4717
24 rue Fbg St Honore, 75008 Paris

28 rue de Grenelle, 75006 Paris

Le Labo 01 4013 0153
4 Passage Grand Cherf, 75002 Paris

Marc By Marc Jacobs
19 Place Du Marche Saint-Honore, 75001 Paris

Matieres a Reflexion 01 4272 1631
19 rue de Poitou 75003 Paris

Printemps Haussmann 01 4282 5000
64 bd Haussman, 75009 Paris

Sessun 01 4806 5566
34 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris

Uniqlo 01 5818 3055
17 rue Scribe, 75009 Paris

Vanina Escoubet 01 4274 3142
1 rue Henry Monnier, 75009 Paris

19 rue Andre Del Sarte, 75018 Paris
Flower shops in Paris
Paris is world renowned for its beauty, it is also home to some stunning flower shops.

Aquarelle 01 4326 1934
7 Rue Buci, Paris

La Ferme Tropicale 01 4584 2436
54 Rue Jenner, Paris

Odorantes 01 4284 0300
9 Rue Madame, Paris

Monceau Fleurs 01 5359 1234
34 Boulevard des Invalides, Paris

Moulie Fleurs 01 4551 7843
8 Place Palais Bourbon, Paris