A day at the races

A day at the races 2

We have a very clear bespoke philosophy, explained here which fully outlines our commitment to you when planning your trip to a great day at the races.

Why not link your trip to the outstanding spectacles that are the French Derby (Prix de Jockey Club) or the French Oaks (Prix de Diane), guests are adding to their racing experience with a day in Paris, a trip to the chateaus of Champagne, a theme park trip or a tour of the battlefields of World War 1. Prospective guests ask us to create their bespoke Race day tours for many different reasons, the most common is not knowing the area they are visiting, a fear of driving abroad or of the different language, the challenge of arranging travel and accommodation abroad or simply to utilise our years of knowledge and experience to maximise the time available, these are very common challenges whether a seasoned European traveller or not.

You can rest assured that we will make your tour a trip to remember.

This tour was for two couples who enjoyed the big racing occasions, York, Cheltenham and Ascot to name a few, they wanted to experience group 1 racing in France and celebrate a wedding anniversary.

Day 1 - Friday

The couples were collected as they arrived at Zeebrugge on the overnight ferry from Hull.

The day started in the beautiful city of Bruges with a walking tour.

We travelled to Ypres salient for the afternoon, with the day culminating with a visit to the Menin gate and the moving "last post" ceremony.

Day 2 - Saturday

For day 2 we headed to Le Touquet, referred to as Paris by the sea, with its reputation as the most elegant resort in Northern France.

A day of relaxation was planned with miles of sandy beaches, great shops and a vast array of beautiful sea food restaurants.

We dined in Le Touquet before returning to Freeman Farm

Day 3 - Sunday Race Day

After a leisurely breakfast we set off for Chantilly racecourse to enjoy a day of group 1 racing.

It is breathtaking, arriving in this majestic setting with the chateau as a backdrop, making this one of the world's most beautiful racing locations.

After a Champagne picnic we settled down for a day of top class racing.

We returned to Freeman Farm for Dinner.

Day 4 - Monday

In the morning we visited the historic Great War sites of Thiepval, Newfoundland Park and Lochnagar Crater before heading to Lille for an afternoon of sightseeing.

We returned to Zeebrugge for our guests to rejoin their ship for the overnight cruise home.

Feel free to contact us with your day at the races tour needs

Buried at Dartmoor cemetery are a father and son, who lie side by side in Plot 1 Row A. They are 44 year old Sergeant George Lee and 19 year old Corporal Robert Lee. Both served with 'A' Battery of the 156th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery, and both died in the same incident on the 5th of September 1916.

Father and son