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  • #20974
    chestnut
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    I know that it is some time away, but can somebody let me know when tickets for the Arc day go on sale?

    #391109
    moehat
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    Just turn up on the day. [not sure about posh enclosures]. Free bus to the track, free racecards, free to get in if you are a lady wearing a hat. Even if you don’t get in free it’s only a few euros. Puts us to shame.

    #391139
    % MAN
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    As Mo says no need to book in advance and if you end up having to pay it is only €8

    #391167
    chestnut
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I had heard before that you could just turn up on the day. Is there any chance that the grandstand would be full?

    I am just a bit worried that having travelled all that way I would be disappointed not to get into the main grandstand. I am not worried about the posh enclosures.

    #391168
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I had heard before that you could just turn up on the day. Is there any chance that the grandstand would be full?

    I am just a bit worried that having travelled all that way I would be disappointed not to get into the main grandstand. I am not worried about the posh enclosures.

    I’ve never known the "house full" signs go up so it shouldn’t be a problem.

    It will be busy and the Grandstand does get full – if you are on your own it can be a pain – if there are a group of you, you are better off grabbing a spot and make sure somebody remains there to hold it.

    There aren’t enclosures as we know them – the top tiers of the grandstand are reserved, but it is basically a single enclosure.

    Horseracing Abroad have their own enclosure for which they charge a lot of money and it is a good furlong for the finish – I made the mistake of using it the first time I went to the Arc and although they do all the work and planning for you I think it is grossly overpriced.

    I always recommend first timers to go for the weekend and go on the Saturday as well – it is much quieter than the Sunday (and I think only €4) The big advantage of going on the Saturday is you have a chance to find your way around the place without the massive crowds and you can have a mooch around to find decent spots for Sunday – plus the racing on Saturday is still pretty good as well.

    #393407
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    I have just read in a Horse Racing Abroad brochure that they charge £75 for a 2 day ticket in the Pavilion stand which is 11/2 furlongs from the finishing line.

    They are also selling tickets for a seat in the Municipal grandstand for Arc day for £85.

    I have had a look at the Francegalop website but cannot see how much these Municipal grandstand tickets cost at face value

    Any ideas?

    #393460
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    As Paul says, it’s a good idea to do a trial run on the Saturday so you know exactly where to go. We did it mainly because we couldn’t believe everything we were told. We stayed by the Champs Elysees; you’re ok staying by Gare du Nord if you’re good at using metro’s, but we have a habit of getting lost on them and going in the wrong direction. It really is an amazing place to go to; in fact I’m beginning to want to go again this year.

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    I have had a look at the Francegalop website but cannot see how much these Municipal grandstand tickets cost at face value

    Any ideas?

    I have a suspicion the seats are all sold to tour operators and hospitality.

    I don’t believe they are generally available.

    #393536
    chestnut
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    Ideally it is a good idea to go to the Saturday as well. Unfortunately I am not allowed to go to both days.

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