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ParisLongchamp Racecourse Theatre of dreams

ParisLongchamp racecourse is among the most storied and celebrated in the world of flat racing. The venue of so many Classic races over so many years – brought about by France Galop and its forerunner the « Société d’Encouragement » - its
reputation comes in great part from its landmark race, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, run each October.

The venue’s demanding nature, size (57 hectares in the Bois de Boulogne) and sheer elegance make it racing’s equivalent of the Eiffel Tower.

After being madeover several times, the racecourse opened its doors again in April 2018 after two years of improvement work. Its resolutely new, cutting edge look has been dreamed up by the architect Dominique Perrault, who also boasts the world famous Great French Library on his resume.

Now greener and more spacious, ParisLongchamp also welcomes a plethora of other events on top of its Classic racing programme for the world’s greatest thoroughbreds…

Do not miss:

http://www.parislongchamp.com/

How to get there ?

2 Route des Tribunes, 75016 Paris

Bus

Transport to and from ParisLongchamp :

  • Bus 241 : Stopping at « Les Moulins Camping » - Going towards « Porte Maillot » and « Porte d’Auteuil »
  • Bus 244 : Stopping at « Hippodrome de Longchamp » - Going towards « Rueil Malmaison RER » and « Porte d’Auteuil »

Weekends and public holidays: free shuttles between Porte d’Auteuil and ParisLongchamp and between Porte Maillot and ParisLongchamp.

Métros

Metro stations nearby:

  • M1 Porte Maillot
  • M10 Porte d’Auteuil

Tramway nearby:

  • T2 Suresnes Longchamp (Going towards Porte de Versailles and La Défense)
Taxis

Taxis and chauffer-driven cars:

  • 2, Route des Tribunes, 76016 PARIS

Free shuttles on Sundays and Bank Holidays
Porte Maillot (No.244 bus stop) and Porte d’Auteuil (bus station): first bus leaves at 12.10pm
Return trip to Porte Maillot and Porte d’Auteuil: last bus leaves the racecourse at 6.45pm

Free Jeuxdis shuttles
Porte Maillot (No.244 bus stop) and Porte d’Auteuil (bus station): first bus leaves at 4.30pm
Return trip to Porte Maillot and Porte d’Auteuil: last bus leaves the racecourse at 1am  

Services

  • ATM

  • Gift shop

  • Easy Racing area: Understand racing, learn to bet.

Food service

ParisLongchamp Brasserie

An idyllic, rustic setting for a spot of lunch!
The ParisLongchamp Brasserie is a cosy eatery that serves traditional brasserie dishes with a twist.
It is the ideal place for a business lunch, some family time or a meal with friends.

The Brasserie is open every day of the races. Proper attire required to access this area.

To book a table, please call: +33 (0)6 23 18 54 50
contact@brasserie-parislongchamp.com
More info: brasserie-parislongchamp.com

Prices

  Internet presale Reduced price (1) Full  price

Parking (Internet presale)

Parking (D-D)
           
Weekday, Saturdays 3 € 3 € 51 Offered Offered
Sundays and holidays 4 € 6 € 81 3 € 5 €
Racecourses with the Family (L'Hippodrome en Famille) 5 € 8 € 101 3 € 5 €
Emirates Poules d'Essai des Pouliches et des Poulains (14 May) 5 € 8 € 101 3 € 5 €
JeuXdi by ParisLongchamp 10 € Only in presale Only in presale 3 € 5 €
La Garden Party - Grand Prix de Paris (14 July) 10 € Only in presale Only in presale 3 € 5 €
Qatar Arc Trials (12 September) 5 € 8 € 101 3 € 5 €
Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (30 September) 10 € 15 € 201 5 € 10 €
Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1st October) 20 € 30 € 401 5 € 10 €

For futher information and tickets: billetterie.france-galop.com

(1) Reduced rate: 12 to 18 years old, students, over 60 years old, jobseekers, accompanying persons for persons with disabilities, beneficiaries of the Club France Galop card.

Free General Admission: -12 years old, person with a disability, PMU card holders (Silver Pass, Gold Pass and Le Club My PMU card).

Main events

  •   10 September - Qatar Arc Trials
  •   30 September & 1st October - Week-end du Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Schedule of upcoming races

Date Racetrack Start Races To note Ground Premium
18/04/2024 PARISLONGCHAMP 13h25 Plat : 8
Prix : DE MARLY
Autre(s) course(s) à noter :
Prix : DU LOUVRE
Prix : MACHADO
Prix : DE STE-GEMME
Terrain Premium
25/04/2024 PARISLONGCHAMP 15h33 Plat : 8
Prix : DU PONT NEUF (Listed)
Autre(s) course(s) à noter :
Prix : FONT. CARPEAUX
Prix : DE FERRIERES
Prix : LA MADELEINE
Terrain Premium
28/04/2024 PARISLONGCHAMP 12h53 Plat : 9
Prix : GANAY (Grp. I)
Autre(s) course(s) à noter :
Prix : ALLEZ FRANCE (Grp. III)
Prix : DE BARBEVILLE (Grp. III)
Prix : DE L'AVRE (Listed)
Premium
05/05/2024 PARISLONGCHAMP 13h28 Plat : 10
Prix : D'HEDOUVILLE (Grp. III)
Autre(s) course(s) à noter :
Prix : LA SEINE (Listed)
Prix : GOLD RIVER (Listed)
Prix : SUPER HAND.PR.
Premium
09/05/2024 PARISLONGCHAMP 16h08 Plat : 8
Prix : DU BEL AIR
Autre(s) course(s) à noter :
Prix : GROS CAILLOU
Prix : DES TERTRES
Prix : DE PICPUS
Premium

ParisLongchamp in numbers

27 days of races in 2023;

Capacity 50 000 people;

57 hectares, including 17 hectares of turf tracks;

46 different starting points;

5 tracks, 4 of which are concentric:
A large right-handed track of 2,750 metres;
A middle right-handed track of 2,500 metres;
A small right-handed track of 2,150 metres;
A new right-handed track of 1,400 metres;
A straight-line track of 1,000 metres.

History

The Champ-de-Mars, where autumn race meetings were held in increasingly difficult conditions, was clearly not fit for purpose and so under the pressure of the Duke of Morny, the Bois de Boulogne was chosen as the location for a new Paris racecourse.

In 1856, the Paris municipality granted la Société d’Encouragement the site of La Plaine de Longchamp, which had previously formed part of the estate of the eponymous Abbey. One year later, on 27 April 1857, the first meeting was held in the presence of Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie, as well as a great many of the numerous racing enthusiasts who belonged to high society during the Second Empire. The first winner at Longchamp was the appropriately named Eclaireur, meaning Pathfinder in English.

In 1863, the Grand Prix de Paris was created. It remained the most lucrative race in the world up until the First World War.

The three wars endured by the capital would not leave the racecourse unscathed. It was bombed during the Siege of the Paris in 1870, and during the First World War was transformed first into a stockyard and then into a field hospital by the Americans, before finally being used an airfield.
In the period between these two conflicts, the wooden stands were rebuilt in stone (in 1904). Today, it is still possible appreciate their grandeur as one of the stands in the middle of the home straight has been preserved.

Between the two World Wars, Longchamp regained its former lustre. On the day of the Grand Prix de Paris, it regularly received more than 100,000 spectators, spread between the the scales area, the weighing room, and the viewing lawn.

In 1943, Longchamp was bombed again, including during a race meeting, because the Germans had transformed the viewing lawn into an anti-aircraft position.

In truth, this was not the first time that Longchamp had played host to the military. From 1867, military reviews had taken place on the tracks, and from 1880, when the 14 July had become a national holiday, Longchamp was the site of a military parade, attended by tens of thousands of spectators. The latter lasted until 1923.

Between 1962 and 1967, the stands were again partially rebuilt in a similar style to the constructions they replaced, which were all moved from the site by rail.

Forty years later, the stands were suffering all the more seriously from the ravages of time and France Galop decided to build a ‘New Longchamp’. Dominique Perrault was chosen as the architect.

The demolition work started the day after the 2015 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and will continue until Autumn 2017, in time for a planned reopening the following spring.