ParisLongchamp is gearing itself to host the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on October 6th. The 98th edition of the world’s top prize also coincides with attempt of the British champion Enable to score a third success in this race. This international festival of flat racing will also see Paris Longchamp pull out all the stops regarding its hospitality services so as to meet the expectations of its international clientele.
More services, greater comfort and the biggest temporary pub courtesy of Guinness
The ParisLongchamp racetrack, situated at the very doors of Paris, has been totally renovated and it reopened to the public in 2018. Granted that ParisLongchamp has been fully functional for a year, it is now fully conversant with hosting the public in the best possible conditions.
Drawing heavily on the experience gained of hosting the first Arc de Triomphe at the new look ParisLongchamp, the organising body of this international festival of flat racing, France Galop is
committed to ensuring that the 2019 edition is tailored to offering the best standards of customer service to the anticipated 45,000 visitors during this weekend.
Access to the racecourse will be facilitated by shuttle services from Paris, and over 5,000 parking spaces will be made available to those travelling by car.
There will be emphasis on catering to the diverse culinary demands of this particular international audience and namely:
- The number of pop-up restaurants is set to increase by 60 per cent compared to 2018.
- Over 100 bars will serve drinks which is 17 more than 2018. An additional 50 beer pumps will also
be installed with a view to serving 80,000 pints of beer. The track is also preparing itself to serve
50,000 glasses of champagne during the weekend.
The lawn area known as the Pelouse de l’Arc, which is next to the track, will be the site of the biggest temporary pub in the Parisian region, and this courtesy of Guinness.
Punters can also avail themselves to the 400 outlets able to take bets, which represents a 25 per cent increase on last year.
Queues will also lessen as a result of a 30 per cent increase in toilet/sanitary facilities available to the