Longchamp Racecourse, Paris

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A 57 hectare (140 acre) horse-racing facility with historic roots, Longchamp Racecourse sits on the banks of the Seine River. It's primarily used for flat racing and noted for its variety of interlaced tracks plus a famous hill that provides a real challenge to competing thoroughbreds. Tracks range from 1,000 to 4,000 m (3,280 to 13,123 ft) in length, with 46 different starting posts. Horses first raced at the track on Sunday, April 27, 1857. The Emperor Napoleon III and his wife, Eugénie, attended this inaugural event, having sailed down the Seine River on their private yacht to watch the third race. Artists have also been attracted to this track. Among those who've painted here are Édouard Manet in 1867 and Edgar Degas in 1871. Plan your visit to Longchamp Racecourse and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Paris vacation builder.
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  • July 2, 2016
    I have visited this venue for the Arc for the last two years and found it a good Racecourse. It is well staffed up, got plenty of facilities bars, toilets, etc. and the queuing time isn't too bad and ...  more »
  • May 11, 2016
    easy to low acces.prix for the entree.possibilite to talk to the staff of entretien.on learns a lot about everything. Easy access to see jockeys and horses of meadows after each race. Restaurant on site aussi.avec the Sun, it was a very nice afternoon.
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  • April 27, 2016
    Initially refuses, but actually made was a triumph award in October 2014. Japan horse go 3 in especially deep impact's daughter harpster to compete, so excited, celebrated on that day. Longchamp Racecourse was runs shuttle bus from the nearest metro station, easy to reach at the racetrack. Buy from someone who sells tickets during queueing outside the racetrack, and, without hesitation, admission fee was required. Glitz and glamour, the audience were dressed so triumphal gate awards the world famous race day was my brother went to see, it's like a picture scroll. "And he was. You could watch the horses in the paddock and shed 2 race Pitts betting was unfortunately did not buy. You want to go to because you were watching the best race couldn't win the gold ship also justaway, harpster, see also. Maybe even the 2016....
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  • July 24, 2017
    Very nice for festivals (lollapalooza Paris 2017)
  • June 18, 2017
    Very cool complex in the city
  • August 19, 2016
    I personally like this place for riding around the racecourse as many parisian riders. Races at the hippodrome are also a fascinating experience...but all the place is currently under construction!
  • April 14, 2017
    Excellent venue for gigs as well and festivals!
  • January 19, 2016
    I go every year to Longchamp for the Arc. It's one of my favourite tracks in the world, and I've been to a lot. The price is brilliant, first time I went it was 4 Euros to get in and this is for one of the biggest races in the world amongst other Grp 1s. Compare that to £70 to get in at Ascot or Cheltenham. The layout is great, it has the feel of a French Village, it's got a lovely charm to it. Access to bars and food is easy with hardly ever any massive queues. Access to the track is good and visibility fine wherever you stand. The parade ring is charming with tress inside that give it a real country feel. Large screen are easily visible from the bar areas as well. I highly recommend visiting. They will be doing some extensive development work to the site over the next couple of years, I just hope it doesn't loose it's charm.

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