Scheduled to take place yearly on the first Sunday in October, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is one of the the most prestigious event in the Flat racing calendar. Due to ongoing renovation work at the Hippodrome de Longchamp, the race will again take place in Chantilly this year.
What else to do
Back in the capital city, visit the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, scheduled to open this autumn. The museum will be dedicated to the designer’s life and work. See: fondation-pb-ysl.net for more information.
How to get tickets
Arc village tickets from €4, main area from €35 and terraces from €90. Seated ticket sales at 0033 1 41 57 32 28; france-billet.com, or at the racecourse.
British Airways (ba.com) and Air France (airfrance.co.uk) fly from the UK to Paris Charles de Gaulle, from £53.