British Horseracing Fans Face Paris Rip-off

September 26, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
As usual, British horse racing fans will descend upon Paris on the first Sunday in October for Europe’s premier horse race, the Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe.

Many of these fans will be making their first trip to Longchamp and will find themselves ripped off by opportunistic Paris taxi drivers.

To protect the British punters, UK website has created a free, easy-to-follow guide to getting to Longchamp for the big day.

Site owner, Steve Gibson - who used to live in Paris – said:

“Many British racing fans have no idea how to get to the course, so they just plonk down a load of money on an airport taxi. However, the driver is well aware that they’ve no idea about the route and takes them on a long, and expensive, tour of Paris.

“However, if you know the transport system, the course is really easy to get to on Arc Sunday.”

The key, it seems, is the free buses the French racing authorities put on for the big day.

“From Charles De Gaulle airport to the course is a 3 step journey. Step 1 is from the airport to central Paris. Step 2 is via the metro to Auteuil. And step 3 is the free bus from Auteuil to Longchamp racecourse.

“Our free guide explains each step in detail. All people have to do is print it off and take it with them to Paris.”

And once they get there, which horse should they back in the big race?

“It’s shaping up to be a great race this year. There’s Hurricane Run trying to be the first back-to-back winner since 1978. There’s Shirocco, arguably the best horse in Europe. And there’s Deep Impact who’s trained in Japan and who many believe is the best horse in the world.

“I think it’ll come down to the ground. If the ground is soft I fancy Shirocco. If the ground is good or faster, I think Hurricane Run will write his name into the record books.”

To get a copy of the free report “How to get to Longchamp”, visit