Inauguration ParisLongchamp and tickets go on sale for the 2018 racing season


Inauguration of the new ParisLongchamp racecourse. After Work, “Jeuxdi by ParisLongchamp”, Sunday Racing, Prix de Diane Longines, Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, activities, concerts and restaurants, the Parisian racecourses will surprise you this year. It is time to book your tickets !

Online booking is now open!

Discover the events that take place at the France Galop managed racecourses ParisLongchamp, Auteuil, Chantilly, Maisons-Laffitte, Saint-Cloud and Deauville on the France Galop ticketing website:

NEW IN 2018 – plan your day in advance : buy your tickets in advance on the France Galop ticketing website and you will have guaranteed access to the best seats and better rates, with reductions of up to 40% on advance ticket sales! Find all the information in the ticket section.

The main events in 2018

Fabulous inauguration day at ParisLongchamp on April 29: you are our guests!

Following two years of construction, the new ParisLongchamp racecourse will be inaugurated on the 29th of April 2018.

Designed by architect Dominique Perrault, this historic racecourse, nestled in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, has taken on the challenge of breaking with the traditional racecourse model and will now be open all year round.

The ambition is to transform ParisLongchamp into a major sport and leisure destination that will figure high on the agenda of trendy things to do in Paris. ParisLongchamp wishes to provide Parisians, who are always looking for new places to discover, with a venue where they can go with friends or family to eat and party during the day and long into the night, in a festive and summery ambiance, surrounded by greenery.

ParisLongchamp is going to be open all year round for horse racing, leisure activities, cultural events, concerts, a wide range of culinary offers.

For its first season, the ParisLongchamp racecourse will hold 34 race meetings

(against 34 in 2015) which include no less than 10 days of the highest level of racing. For example, a racing event has been created around the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp on Sunday 9th of September 2018.

Inauguration day at ParisLongchamp on Sunday 29th of April.

You are our guests!

On Sunday 29th of April, France Galop invites you to a fabulous inauguration day highlighted by a racing program of high level races (including the Group 1 Prix Ganay, with prize-money doubled to 600 000 Euros for the occasion), followed by a great concert and many activities and surprises.

As the number of entries for this great party is limited, we recommend you download your free ticket for the inauguration at

ParisLongchamp, the new venue for your Thursday evenings after work!

Thursday in French is Jeudi, but at ParisLongchamp, it is Jeuxdi by ParisLongchamp ! On thursdays, racing will transform into an open-air festival, with food & drinks, live concerts and DJs creating a festive and trendy atmosphere. To book your tickets for these new events go to

The greatest race in the world returns to ParisLongchamp

The 2018 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe promises to be an outstanding event. Following two editions at Chantilly, the greatest race in the world returns to the ParisLongchamp racecourse.

The Arc is the greatest horserace in the world and it takes place every year in France! The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe attracts the best horses that come from countries like Japan, England, Ireland and Germany, to take on the French champions on the legendary track at ParisLongchamp.

Over the course of the weekend, the new stands will be packed with more than 70 000 spectators. About a third of them will come from across the Channel and it is highly recommended to book tickets in advance for the greatest sporting challenge in the world of racing, which takes place on Sunday 7th of October at ParisLongchamp!

More highlights at France Galop racecourses in 2018

All the kids are invited!

Kids are our VIPs and hence the entrance to our racecourses is free for under 18s. Sunday Racing, which runs from 18th of March to 27th of May at Auteuil and ParisLongchamp, is very much appreciated by families who enjoy the unique combination of horse racing and multiple activities for the little ones.

Prix de Diane Longines, the most fashionable event and an absolute must!

Everybody is at Chantilly on the 17th of June for the 168th edition of the Prix de Diane Longines, a day filled with racing, music, a competition of elegance and fashionable picnics that takes place in the most exceptional setting and bucolic atmosphere.

The Grand Steeple Chase of Paris

Adrenalin and extreme sports is on the card at the Auteuil racecourse on 20th of May with a new edition of the Grand Steeple Chase de Paris.

Major events and 2018 ticket types

An affordable day out

From 3 Euros per person & free for kids under 18

Free entrance to France Galop racecourses:

- With the PMU card enjoy free entrance on every race day, including Grand Prix events

- With the Club France Galop card enjoy free entrance during the week and on Saturdays.