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“A nice outing”

Longchamp Racecourse
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A nice outing”
Reviewed 2 March 2013

Excellent view of the course even from the cheap seats. No long lines for anything including betting. Transportation was well organized.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Melanie B
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Great value in Paris.”
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Racecourse is very near hotel. €8 entrance fee. Central Paris very dear. €50 for two croque-madame (toasted ham/cheese/egg) sandwiches and a 1 glass of wine and a bottle of water. Was a bit confined as it rained on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. Luckily on Sunday it was dry with suny spells for the big race-day. Local restaurants were reasonable enough, prices similar to Dublin.

Visited October 2012
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“They ndo it so much better than we do!!”
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Fantastic racing experience. Free entry, free racecards and what a spectacle!! Well done Longchamps!

Visited October 2012
2 Thank BasilTyke
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Beautiful day at the races”
Reviewed 17 October 2012

Price, atmosphere a lot better than the UK racecourses Scenery free buses from metro nothing like that in Britian

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Bobliv1307
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Vive L'Arc”
Reviewed 13 October 2012

We have been to Longchamp for the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe for the last three years. This is pretty much the only race meeting that my husband and I attend - but our friends go regularly in the UK and we all think it's great.

On Arc day they organise free shuttle buses from the Porte D'Auteil metro station to the track. These run constantly and make getting to and from the track really straightforward. Entrance fee is only 8€ (free for ladies with hats) and the atmosphere is excellent.

There seemed to be more concession stands this year (2012) or perhaps there were fewer people. Prices are reasonably expensive a 500 ml draught beer is 10€, but a bottle of wine seems a bit better value at 20€. Once a concession has run out they won't get any more supplies during the event, so when the stand closest to us ran out of wine by the second race, we had to travel further and further to buy another drink.

It's easy to move between the parade ring and the stands. You do need to plan your betting though, since all betting on track is through the French equivalent of the Tote (no on track bookmakers are allowed) and the queues can be very long. Another long queue can be expected at the toilets - plan ahead!

Overall, it's great fun and we're hoping to go back next year.

Visited October 2012
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