Clare Balding is one of Britain's leading broadcasters. She has worked on six Olympic Games, five Paralympic Games and five Winter Olympic Games, as well as royal events, including Trooping the Colour, The Pageant and the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Clare has presented horse-racing coverage on the BBC and Channel 4 for 20 years and has presented Crufts since 2004. She's also a bestselling author and a campaigner for better coverage of women's sport.
Paris and the Prix de L'Arc with Clare Balding
Experience a long weekend in Paris and the thrill of the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe, the world's most prestigious race meeting and one of the most glamorous events on the social calendar in Paris.
Travel by Eurostar and stay in five-star luxury within strolling distance the city's best known landmarks on this fantastic weekend of racing. On Saturday night, you'll be invited to a Racing Breaks Drinks Evening where you'll be able to brush shoulders with racing greats.
On Sunday, you will enjoy Winning Post Enclosure tickets to watch the thrilling Arc (with the option to upgrade or add tickets for Saturday as well) as well as return transfers to and from the luxurious Rennaisance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel.
To cap it all, IJF members will also enjoy an exclusive drinks and dinner event at the hotel, hosted by the much-loved broadcaster and IJF supporter, Clare Balding.
Stay in luxury
The Prix de L’Arc
Evening with Clare Balding
Your expert guides
- Return Eurostar travel from London St Pancras (upgrades possible)
- Two nights at the five-star Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel (b&b basis)
- Winning Post Enclosure tickets on Sunday with the option upgrade to Grandstand Seats for £150
- Return transfers to racecourse
- Private dinner with Champagne reception hosted by Clare Balding at Rennaisance Paris Le Parc
- Invitation to exclusive Racing Breaks drinks evening with Frankie Dettori** and other racing personalities
Upgrade to hospitality on Sunday or add tickets to Saturday's racing (supplements apply)
Book for a deposit of just £100
Day1Eurostar to ParisParis, France
Depart London St Pancras at a time of your choice on a Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord.
Upon arrival make your way to the hotel to check-in. This evening you are invited to a special Racing Breaks Drinks evening with Racing Breaks ambassador, Frankie Dettori* and other racing stars, or you may choose to spend the evening at your leisure, exploring the classic city of Paris, or relaxing in the award-winning garden of your hotel.
*subject to racing commitments.
Day2The Prix de L'Arc de TriompheLongchamp Racecourse, France
After breakfast you will be collected via coach and transferred to ParisLongchamp, where you'll be seated in the Winning Post Enclosure and experience the excitement of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Following the conclusion of the racing, you will be transferred back to your hotel, where Clare Balding will host a private champagne reception and dinner for the Injured Jockey Fund at the Le Trocadero Hotel.
Day3Return to LondonParis, France
Following a leisurely breakfast, you bid Paris farewell leaving a wonderful weekend of racing and sightseeing behind you. Again enjoy the ease of Eurostar travel on your return journey as you board your service from Gare du Nord to St Pancras in London. Or, if you wish to make more of a break of it, you are welcome to extend your stay.
Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel
Located in the desirable 16th Arrondissement, this five-star boutique hotel - uniquely designed combining four historic buildings surrounding a lush garden and terrace - offers world-class amenities in the perfect location.
Within this city centre hotel, you'll discover an elegantly-styled design complemented by indoor and outdoor gardens, rooms and suites with deluxe amenities and views. Traditional French dining is available in the restaurants and there's a 24-hour fitness centre. Take a leisurely stroll to the Eiffel Tower, Arc-de-Triomphe and Champs Elysees, or ride the nearby Metro to explore further into Paris.
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