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Published on: 20 October 2016
Beautiful people and beautiful racing
Join the glitterati and punters from across the globe as they gather for Europe's richest horse race - a spectacle that simply has to be seen and which, in 2017, will take place in the elegant locale of Chantilly, which has been home to thoroughbred racing since 1836.
Single rooms are available for a supplement
We'll leave your pick-up point early this morning, and head to France. We'll cross the Channel by ferry or Eurotunnel, and should arrive at our hotel by mid evening.
Today we head to the charming rural retreat of Chantilly Racecourse just north of Paris. With its fairy-tale castle and magnificent Great Stables, Chantilly trains over 2,500 thoroughbreds each year - more than any other area of France.
With 'the Arc' being France's biggest race of the year by far, the paddock and stands are full of anticipation. The jazz bands and champagne bars provide a wonderful backdrop for the flurry and excitement of each race.
The stunning Chateau and Equestrian Museum (entrances payable locally) are a short walk from the race track should you wish to explore before the first race.
At the end of the day the coach will carry you back to your hotel.
After breakfast this morning we begin our journey home, arriving back at your original pick-up point in the mid to late evening depending on the traffic and distance to be travelled.
|Departure Date||Price From|
|Sat 30 Sep 2017||£225.00|
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.)
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.
If you have chosen a "meet at port" pick-up, this will either be Stop 24 Folkestone Services or Dover Port, depending on the final coach route. You will be notified of the pick-up point with your Final Travel Details that you will receive approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.