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Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Tickets Hospitality Packages – Longchamp Racecourse, Paris
Prix de l Arc de Triomphe VIP Tickets Corporate Hospitality Packages. The ‘Arc’ is Europe’s richest race bringing together the classic winners from England, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan and Italy in one race. When combined with the beauty of Paris, the ‘Arc’ makes a weekend away a very attractive proposition.
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Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Prestige Open Bar
Located on the 3rd floor of the newly refurbished Grandstand, this informal facility is the perfect base to enjoy a cracking day's racing with a complimentary bar and canapes on offer too. Watch the racing action from seats located next to the lounge.
Prestige Open Bar packages include;
*Admission to Longchamp racecourse; *Complimentary bar (including Champagne); *Canapes; *Access to the weighing area and arrival lawn; *Access to the Arc’s Gardens for additional entertainment; *€10 betting voucher; *Hostess service; *Car Parking (1 per 4 guests)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Prestige Brasserie
Guests will enjoy a 3-course luncheon in a ground floor restaurant, next to the Presentation Ring before making their way to the 3rd floor of the newly refurbished Grandstand to watch the racing action from seats located next to the lounge. This informal facility is the perfect base to watch a great day's racing, with a complimentary bar and canapes also available.
Prestige Brasserie packages include;
*Admission to Longchamp racecourse; *Supern 3-Course luncheon; *Complimentary bar (including Champagne); *Canapes; *Access to the weighing area and arrival lawn; *Access to the Arc’s Gardens for additional entertainment; *€10 betting voucher; *Hostess service; *Car Parking (1 per 4 guests)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Panorama
This superb facility is located on the top floor of the main grandstand offering stunning views across the racecourse and viewing seats in the adjacent Grandstand.
Panorama packages include;
*Admission to Longchamp racecourse; *Superb 3-course luncheon; *Complimentary bar (including Champagne); *Access to the weighing area and arrival lawn; *Access to the Arc’s Gardens for additional entertainment; *€10 betting voucher; *Hostess service; *Car Parking (1 per 4 guests)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Costs:
|Prestige Open Bar||£259||£429|
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The 50,000 capacity Longchamp Racecourse (French: Hippodrome de Longchamp) is a 57 hectare horse-racing facility located on the Route des Tribunes in the Bois de Boulogne at Paris, France. Built on the banks of the Seine River, it is used for flat racing and is noted for its variety of interlaced tracks and a famous hill that provides a real challenge to competing thoroughbreds. It has several racetracks varying from 1,000 to 4,000 metres in length with 46 different starting posts. The course is home to more than half of the group one races held in France. The highlight of the calendar is the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Held on the first weekend in October, the prestigious event attracts the best horses from around the world.
The first-ever race run at Longchamp was on Sunday, April 27, 1857 in front of a massive crowd. The Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Eugénie were present, having sailed down the Seine River on their private yacht to watch the third race. Until 1930, many Parisians came to the track down the river on steamboats and various other vessels, the trip taking around an hour to the Pont de Suresnes.
The royal couple joined Prince Jérôme Bonaparte and his son Prince Napoleon in the Royal Enclosure alongside the Prince of Nassau, Prince Murat and the Duke of Morny, an avid racegoer. Non-aristocratic members of the upper classes were not permitted into the Royal enclosure and had to be content with watching from their barouche carriages on the lawn.
The Société d'Encouragement, a former governing body of French racing, had initially restricted its races to thoroughbreds born and bred in France. In 1863, it launched the Grand Prix de Paris, an event designed to bring together the best three-year-olds from any country. Thirty years later it introduced the Prix du Conseil Municipal, an international race for the leading horses of different age groups. It was run over 2,400 metres in October, with weights determined by a horse's previous performances.
The creation of a third such race was proposed at a committee meeting on 24 January 1920. The new event would complement the Grand Prix de Paris and serve as a showcase for French thoroughbred breeding. It would have similar characteristics to the Prix du Conseil Municipal, but each horse would compete on equal terms, unpenalised for previous victories.
Coming in the wake of World War I, it was decided that the race would be named after the Arc de Triomphe, a famous monument which had been the scene of a victory parade by the Allies in 1919. The chosen title had been previously assigned to a minor event at Longchamp. Another suggested title was the "Prix de la Victoire".
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was first run on Sunday 3 October 1920. The inaugural running was won by Comrade, a three-year-old colt owned by Evremond de Saint-Alary. The winner's prize was 150,000 francs.
In 1935, the event secured state funding by the means of a lottery, which awarded prizes according to the race result and the drawing of lots. The system was first used in 1936, and it continued until 1938. The "Arc" was cancelled twice during World War II, in 1939 and 1940. It was run at Le Tremblay with a distance of 2,300 metres in 1943 and 1944.
Government funding of the race resumed in 1949, with money obtained through the Loterie Nationale. Offering an attractive jackpot of 50 million francs, this enabled a rapid increase of the prizes for both the "Arc" and its supporting races. By the 1970s, however, the assistance of the lottery had diminished, and the system was finally discontinued after the 1982 running. Since then the "Arc" has had several sponsors, including Trusthouse Forte, CIGA Hotels and Groupe Lucien Barrière.
The present sponsor of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC). The sponsorship agreement was signed in Doha in 2008, and as a result the prize fund was doubled from €2 million to €4 million. Now, the prize for the Arc is worth €5 000 000 which makes it the richest flat race on turf. Arc Weekend now includes seven races classed at Group 1 level, and four with Group 2 status. It also features the Arabian World Cup, the world's richest race for purebred Arabian horses with €1 000 000 prize-money.
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