THE BIGGEST RACE IN THE WORLD!

One of the biggest sporting events in the world at the rarefied surroundings of ParisLongchamp racecourse, a race of the very highest quality and the crowning of a legend.
Drama and adrenalin are the order of the day at an event that brings together the best thoroughbreds in flat racing and the world’s leading jockeys

Be there for the world’s biggest race! ParisLongchamp on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October. Simply unmissable!

SATURDAY OFFERS

30 September 2023
ARC GARDEN
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

A Fun and unique racing experience

From 10€
30 September 2023
WINNING POST ENCLOSURE
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

Follow the action from the edge of the course, right by the winning post !...

From 30€
30 September 2023
WINNING POST GOLD ENCLOSURE
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

Enjoy the show with the best view of the racecourse in a private enclosure !

From 50€
30 September 2023
BISTRO TRIOMPHE
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

The ephemeral bistro created just for you in the heart of the atmosphere !...

From 100€
30 September 2023
PARKING
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

Book your parking in advance and save some time

From 5€

SUNDAY OFFERS

1 October 2023
ARC GARDEN
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

A Fun and unique racing experience

From 20€
1 October 2023
WINNING POST ENCLOSURE
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

Follow the action from the edge of the course, right by the winning post !...

From 65€
1 October 2023
WINNING POST GOLD ENCLOSURE
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

Enjoy the show with the best view of the racecourse in a private enclosure !

From 90€
1 October 2023
BISTRO TRIOMPHE
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

The ephemeral bistro created just for you in the heart of the atmosphere !...

From 145€
1 October 2023
PARKING
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

Book your parking in advance and save some time.

From 5€

2 DAY PASS OFFERS

30 September 2023
ARC GARDEN
ParisLongchamp Racecourse

A fun and unique experience

From 25€
30 September 2023
WINNING POST ENCLOSURE
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

Follow the action from the edge of the course, right by the winning post !...

From 80€
30 September 2023
WINNING POST GOLD STAND
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

Numbered seat in the grandstand on the finish straight with access to a private payin...

From 279€

A global event

The world’s biggest race

For more than 100 years now, the racing world has been descending on ParisLongchamp on the first weekend in October for the biggest event on the calender: the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

A world championship in everything but name only, the race is contested by outstanding thoroughbreds and the world’s best jockeys. A legendary challenge, it fires the imagination of punters around the world.

The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is broadcast in more than 60 countries around the world, with millions of viewers holding their breaths.

The event attracts more than 250 accredited journalists from 26 countries.

Arc weekend is a cosmopolitan occasion, with 35,000 spectators of every nationality packing into the stands at ParisLongchamp.

Such is the noise in the stands that it drowns out the horses’ pounding hooves as they cross the finish line.

See you there on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October 2023!

  • Named Best Race in the World five times in the last eight years.
  • Winners by country in 100 editions of the Arc:
    In horse racing, it is the country where the horse is trained that determines their nationality and not the country where they are born or the nationality of their owners.
    🇫🇷 France: 68
    🇬🇧 England: 16
    🇮🇪 Irland: 8
    🇮🇹 Italy: 6
    🇩🇪 Germany: 3
  • EUR 5 million
    The biggest purse in French racing, making the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe one of the richest races in the world.
  • 2.24.49: the fastest ever time recorded in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
    It was posted by the German filly Danedream in 2011. Her average speed was over 60km/h.
  • Only eight two-time winners in 100 editions.
    Eight horses have won the Arc twice: Ksar (in 1921 and 1922), Motrico (in 1930 and 1932), Corrida (in 1936 and 1937), Tantième (in 1950 and 1951), Ribot (in 1955 and 1956), Alleged (in 1977 and 1978), Trêve (in 2013 and 2014) and Enable (in 2017 and 2018). No horse has yet done the treble, despite several attempts.

The stall draw for the 102nd Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will be broadcast live on the Equidia channel on the morning of 28 September 2023.

The most coveted numbers are the lowest ones, next to the rail, with the horses drawn into them having the shortest distance to travel.

The most successful number since 1980 is 2, followed very closely by 6.
Torquator Tasso upset the odds in 2021, winning from stall number 12.

The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend is:

  • 35,000 spectators expected
  • 50 nationalities represented
  • 2,600 people working at the ParisLongchamp racecourse on Arc weekend
  • 200 different occupations on duty at the big weekend
  • 55.5 hectares at ParisLongchamp racecourse
  • 55,000 square metres of lawn for the public to stroll on
  • 160 metres long: the grandstand at ParisLongchamp
  • A mile and a half: the classic distance over which the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is run
  • 17 hectares of racetrack
  • 10cm: the height of the grass on the track
  • 80 ground staff looking after the track
  • 350 horses on the start line for the weekend’s 27 races
  • 17 tonnes of straw lining the horses’ stables
  • 450kg: the average weight of a racehorse
  • 60 to 65 km/h: the average speed of the Arc winner

YOUR SCHEDULE FOR ARC WEEKEND

Head to ParisLongchamp for the world’s greatest horse race!

  • 12 noon

    Racecourse gates and restaurants open.
    If you have reserved a table, please go to the restaurant shown on your ticket.

  • 1.20pm

    First race starts.
    Followed by a race every 30 minutes.

  • 4pm

    Racing works up an appetite!
    Head to the food garden for a sweet treat: waffles, pancakes, confectionary… You can also grab something refreshing to drink!

  • 5.45pm

    Start of DJ set, with music played between the races to entertain the crowds.

  • 7.15pm

    What could be better than a few post-race drinks to round off your day? Head to the Arc Gardens!

  • 9pm

    Racecourse gates close.

  • 11am

    Racecourse gates and restaurants open.
    If you have reserved a table, please go to the restaurant shown on your ticket.

  • 1.30pm

    The Republican Guard take to the turf! Come and admire the horses from the edge of the course.

  • 2.15pm

    First race starts.
    Followed by a race every 30 minutes.

  • 4.05pm

    The high point of the weekend! Start of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. The excitement reaches fever pitch in the racecourse’s grandstand!

  • 4.30pm

    All that excitement makes you hungry!
    Head to the food garden for some welcome refreshments.

  • 6.40pm

    Start of DJ set, with music played between the races to entertain the crowds.

  • 7.15pm

    To round off the Arc weekend in style, head to the Arc Gardens for some post-race drinks!

  • 9pm

    Racecourse gates close.

Times are given as a guideline and may be subject to change.

Catering

There’s nothing like a good food court for enjoying your day’s racing to the full!
Whether you’re trackside or at a table, lunch is a pleasure in the unique atmosphere of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
You’re sure to find something to your taste at one of the many food trucks on site.
The perfect option for a great day out!

Centrally located at ParisLongchamp racecourse, the Bistro Triomphe is a pop-up eatery that combines comfort and style.
Offering high-quality, local and sustainable cuisine, it’s a must-visit on Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend. Get a front-row seat for this prestigious, world-famous race and savour fresh and seasonal produce.
Please book ahead on our ticketing site.

The Brasserie ParisLongchamp is a warm and welcoming place that reworks the traditional brasserie.
It’s the ideal spot for a business lunch or for meeting up with family and friends.
Dress code in force. Please book ahead on +33 (0) 6 23 18 54 50.

Take a seat in our high-end restaurant with access to the stand and a rooftop with stunning views of the racecourse and the French capital.
Enjoy a chef-designed gourmet lunch and take up a front-row seat for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
Dress code in force. Please book ahead on our ticketing site.

Saturday Hospitality

30 September 2023
BRASSERIE PARISLONGCHAMP
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

Seated lunch with stunning views of the paddock

From 239€
30 September 2023
PRESTIGE
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

A refined lounge to share a unique experience with your guests

From 239€
30 September 2023
PRESTIGE BRASSERIE
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

An elegant lounge for sharing and unforgettable experience with your guests

From 467€
1 March 2023
PANORAMA
ParisLongchamp Racecourse

(Déjeuner assis, semi-privatif) Déjeunez dans un restaurant haut de gamme avec accès à sa tribune et rooftop

Sunday Hospitality

1 October 2023
PRESTIGE
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

A refined lounge to share a unique experience with your guests

From 419€
1 October 2023
PRESTIGE AUBERGE
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

A bistro style restaurant in a refined lounge from where you can appreciate the after...

From 599€
1 October 2023
PRESTIGE BRASSERIE
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

An elegant lounge for sharing and unforgettable experience with your guests

From 721€
1 October 2023
PRESTIGE CASCADE
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

A gastronomic michelin-starred restaurant with a sophisticated lounge from which you...

From 804€
1 October 2023
PANORAMA
HIPPODROME PARISLONGCHAMP

(Déjeuner assis, semi-privatif) Déjeunez dans un restaurant haut de gamme avec accès à sa tribune et rooftop

Race programme

Access and transport

Address

PARISLONGCHAMP RACECOURSE
2 route des Tribunes
75016 - Paris

We recommend arriving as soon as the racecourse opens so you can make the most of your day and miss none of the racing action.
Increased security checks may be carried out on race days.
Pushchairs are welcome.
For safety reasons, pets are not permitted on the racecourse, even on a lead.

SAFETY INFORMATION

As ParisLongchamp racecourse is located on the route of a busy cycle path, please be careful when approaching the racecourse.

A free shuttle bus service runs from 12 noon to 6.45pm.

Free shuttle bus service from Porte Maillot and Porte d’Auteuil: first bus at 12 noon, then approximately every 20 minutes.

Shuttles back to Porte Maillot and Porte d’Auteuil: last bus leaves the racecourse at 6.45pm.

Metro exits for shuttle bus stops:

  • Porte Maillot – exit 6: see map
  • Porte d’Auteuil – exit 1: see map
METRO
  • Line 10 – get off at “Porte d’Auteuil”
  • Line 1 – get off at “Porte Maillot”

Then free shuttles to the racecourse

BUS & TRAM

BUS

  • No.244 – get off at “Les Moulins-Camping”
  • No.241 – get off at “Hippodrome de Longchamp”

TRAM

  • Line T2 – get off at “Suresnes Longchamp”
By car

Using the Waze app
Enter the address “Parking hippodrome ParisLongchamp” for directions to the racecourse’s public car park.

From the north of Paris
Porte Maillot exit then Allée de Longchamp

From the south of Paris
Porte Molitor exit, take Boulevard d’Auteuil then Boulevard Anatole France

From central Paris
Porte d’Auteuil exit, take Avenue de la Porte d’Auteuil then Boulevard Anatole France

PARKING

Parking available on site, subject to availability.
We recommend booking a parking space in advance on our ticketing website.

IMPORTANT: If you buy a parking ticket, please print it out so you can show it at the allocated entrance.

Parking costs €5, tickets available in advance from our ticketing website.

QREC official partner of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

QREC was established in the early 1960s. Its mandate is to represent, promote and advance equine and equestrian initiatives from community programmes to the international stage. With a focus on equestrian sport and horse welfare, QREC is dedicated to promoting Qatar as a global horse racing hub and leader in the purebred Arabian breed. QREC works with local bodies dedicated to excellence in the planning, regulation and development of the racing industry in Qatar to promote global best practice.

More information about Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club
QATAR PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE - SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER AND SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER 2023 - PARISLONGCHAMP RACECOURSE

Experience a truly legendary sporting event and witness the crowning of the greatest horse in the world! Adrenaline is guaranteed during this event, which has been bringing together the best thoroughbreds and the top international jockeys for over a century.
The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is the greatest race in the world, but it’s also a weekend of joyous celebration!
To satisfy every taste, the ParisLongchamp racecourse has a wide range of food options available, offering the best in French cuisine in its brasseries and its food garden with numerous food trucks.
Take part in this classic sporting celebration followed all around the world!