What is behind the new Longchamp venture is a strong ambition. The ambition to endow French gallop horseracing with a modern, effective racecourse that is in tune with expectations of professionals, owners and younger generations of spectators.
At the initiative of France Galop, the organiser of the industry and of gallop races in France, this reconstruction incorporating state of the art facilities and digital technologies will boost the influence of the Longchamp racecourse on the international arena making it even more attractive, in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, the French capital’s green lung.
France Galop has chosen Dominique Perrault for the uniqueness of his architectural project that is faithful to the spirit and the history of the racecourse.The building and its functional facilities were designed to match changes in spectator behaviour, to cover the range from famous gallop races such as the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe which attracts 60,000 spectators and regular race meetings attended by fewer visitors.
A showcase for the excellence of races and a unifying flag-bearer for French gallop racing, the New Longchamp will play a leading role on the sports and recreation market.