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Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - 3 days

'Beautiful people' and beautiful racing

Enjoy the excitement and glamour as the Parisian glitterati and punters from across the globe gather for the running of Europe's richest horse race, which, in 2016, will move to elegant Chantilly. It's a spectacle that simply has to be seen - and a weekend you'll always remember.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Admission to Chantilly racecourse for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
  • Return coach transfers to Chantilly
  • Two nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation in a three-star standard hotel within 45 minutes of Chantilly
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Leaving the local area in the early morning, we'll head to France. Crossing the Channel by ferry or Eurotunnel, we'll arrive at our hotel by mid evening.

Day Two

Today we head to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe's new home - Chantilly Racecourse, located just north of Paris. Centred around the magnificent Great Stables, Chantilly is the largest horse training area in France, training over 2,500 thoroughbreds each year. First held in 1920, the meeting itself attracts thoroughbred winners from Europe's biggest races. Jazz bands and champagne bars provide a wonderful backdrop for the flurry and excitement of each race.

Once the day's racing is done, celebrate - or console yourself - with an early evening meal (not included in the price) before we return to our hotel in the evening.

Day Three

This morning we begin our journey home, arriving back at your original pick-up point in the mid to late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Bedfordshire Luton
Berkshire Reading
Cambridgeshire Cambridge
Dorset Bridport, Ferndown, Sherborne
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea, Brighton, Newhaven
Essex Basildon, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Romford
Hampshire Andover, Eastleigh, Ringwood, Southampton
Herefordshire Hereford
Hertfordshire Hemel Hempstead
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Dartford, Dover, Folkestone, Maidstone Services M20, Margate, Orpington
London Wimbledon
Middlesex Uxbridge
Norfolk Kings Lynn, Norwich
Northamptonshire Wellingborough
Oxfordshire Bicester
Shropshire Telford
Somerset Yeovil
Staffordshire Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Newmarket
Surrey Epsom, Guildford, Redhill, Staines, Walton On Thames, Weybridge
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Stourbridge, Walsall
West Sussex
West Sussex Burgess Hill, East Grinstead

Greater Paris Area Hotel ★★★

Further Information

Coach seating arrangements

Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Channel crossings

Where possible, we will cross the Channel by ferry at the beginning and end of your holiday. However, we reserve the right to substitute crossings by Eurotunnel when necessary.

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Prix de l’Arc de TriompheScores 7.6 out of 10 based on 132 reviews
(8 out of 10)


verwood Couple
A great break except hotel was rubbish. The
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2016
Published on: 20 October 2016
(9 out of 10)


The coach arrived on time and the outward journey was easy. Robbie the tour guide was excellent as was Martin the driver. Immigration at Calais was awful. I know that it is out of your hands. Even the Port of Calais member of staff I spoke to was really frustrated. There weren't even any snacks let alone meals at the hotel and the restaurants nearby were all full. The racing at Chantilly was well worth the trip.
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2016
Published on: 20 October 2016
(5 out of 10)


Fakenham Friends
plagued with incidents from the start tour manager not turn up with our feeder taxi. driver followed sat nav instead of passenger and ended at a dead end. legal documents werent put on coach had 15 min wait till arrived.hotel abysmal but to be fair hardly in room.long time on coach another 2 and a half hour drive from calais to hotel. arriving back to our feeder taxi driver refused to take us to our destination even tho woukld have helped him. said he would have to charge us even tho it was not out of his way.
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2016
Published on: 19 October 2016
(6 out of 10)


Bridport Family
Coach drivers friendly and efficient, tour manager OK, day of racing itself was excellent but was incredibly disappointed with the hotel. Who on earth made the decision that it was acceptable to deposit a coachload of people who had been travelling all day at a hotel in the middle of nowhere that doesn't do any food and only has one staff member doing check-ins?! Also, we were told on the way that the hotel we would be staying in had changed but no explanation was given.
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2016
Published on: 19 October 2016
(8 out of 10)


Stone Staffordshire Couple
Everything about the holiday was as we had expected except we were extremely disappointed to have our hotel changed at the last minute. The hotel we were moved to was very clean and the facilities were fine except we had been promised an on-site restaurant which was not available and there were no tea & coffee making facilities in the room. The Newmarket and coach company (Hodgsons) staff were truly amazing throughout and the couple of winners we had at Chantilly helped us enjoy the holiday even more.
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2016
Published on: 18 October 2016
(6 out of 10)


The main event at chantilly was great, however the hotel change was disappointing as was the hotel itself! Painful journey through Paris after the races seemed pointless and time consuming. We would have appreciated an option to return back to the hotel especially as the coach passed right by it!
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2016
Published on: 15 October 2016
(8 out of 10)


Ipswich Family
Great three days, lived up to expectations
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2016
Published on: 15 October 2016