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.
Experience the excitement of Paris at the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe
Paris is a city synonymous with glamour, style, luxury and high fashion, and you'll get to experience the spirit of the French capital on this exciting weekend break.
After catching the Eurostar from St Pancras International to the Gare du Nord, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the city sights or simply strolling along the Champs-Élysées, before checking in to the five-star Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel.
The chance to meet much-loved TV presenter Clare Balding on your second day in Paris makes this trip extra special. You'll attend the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, one of Europe's most glamorous sporting events, and enjoy a day of excitement at the prestigious Longchamp Racecourse. After the races, you'll return to your hotel and have time to change outfits before joining Clare for a private Champagne reception and delicious dinner with Clare in aid of The Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF).
Reasons to book
Stay in five-star luxury
Enjoy exclusive events
Meet Clare Balding
Your expert guide
- Meet the brilliant broadcaster and journalist Clare Balding.
- Experience Europe's richest race with Winning Post Enclosure tickets on Sunday.
- Stay at the five-star Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel.
- Explore the romantic city of Paris.
- Private dinner with Champagne reception hosted by Clare Balding at Rennaisance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel in aid of the IJF charity hosted by Clare Balding.
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).
**Subject to riding commitments
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 TriompheParis, 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
After breakfast head back to Paris Gare du Nord to take a Eurostar of your choice back to London St Pancras.
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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