5 good reasons to come to the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Like every first weekend in October, and this for more than 100 years, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is back! The 102nd renewal of the World Championship of horseracing eagerly awaits you. Here are five good reasons to come and see it live:

Be part of a World Championship

The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is a legendary race that is broadcast live in 60 countries. On Sunday 1 October, the world’s best horses and jockeys will line up at the start of this World Championship of horseracing at the Paris Longchamp racecourse.

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Enjoy the supercharged atmosphere at ParisLongchamp

35 000 spectators from around the globe are expected to fill the stand at the ParisLongchamp racecourse for this weekend of sporting highlights. Supporting the champions from their home countries, their shouts will intensify in the final straight when the horses approach the finish line. The international flavour of the event creates an unforgettable atmosphere.

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Experience the intensity of the finish

The noise of thundering hooves on the turf, the shouts of jockeys encouraging their rides to go faster and an euphoric crowd cheering them home! Experience the intensity and emotions that come with the world’s greatest horserace.

Feast on French delicacies

The full range of French cuisine will be on display at the racecourse during this weekend. A Gourmet restaurant on the roof-top of the stand, a French brasserie next to the paddock, the Bistrot Triomphe, the pop-up stand for Macarons by Ladurée and the biggest food garden in the city ensure that everyone will find something to their liking. There is also a 300m² bar, where you can taste Gallia beer, brewed in the outskirts of Paris. Don’t forget to book your seats on the France Galop Live website.

Party into the night to the sounds of music

The last race does not signal the end of the day. After each major event on Saturday and Sunday, the day ends to the sounds of music, a perfect occasion to share a final drink with friends before the gates close at 9.30pm. Saturday, Chantilly based racehorse trainer Nicolas Caullery, who is passionate about music, will come with his rock band to see you into the night.

In conclusion, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is much more than just a horse race. It is an international, exciting and cultural experience not to be missed. Join us on Sunday 1 October 2023, at the Hippodrome Paris-Longchamp, to experience memorable moments at the heart of the action.


This article highlights the top 5 reasons to attend the legendary Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 2023. Find out why this World Cup of Show Jumping is a must-see, from the excitement of the races to the international atmosphere. Also explore the delights of French gastronomy and the musical atmosphere that rounds off each day. Get ready for a unique experience at Paris-Longchamp on 1 October 2023.