A day at the races

B&B accommodation in the Somme battlefields

Enjoy all of the thrills of group 1 racing in the tranquil surroundings of Chantilly one of the world's most beautiful race courses.

Join us for an unforgettable experience where you will combine culture, tradition and experience the real France.

Chantilly is a beautiful horse-orientated town, and its Living Museum of the Horse is one of the most visited equine venues in the world.

The racecourse is set within 65 acres of ground adjacent to the chateau belonging to the former fiefdom of the Prince of Condé. The inaugural race meeting took place there in 1834, while the Prix du Jockey Club, modeled on the Epsom Derby, saw its debut there in 1836

The Prix du Jockey Club is a Group 1 flat race which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run over a distance of 2,100 metres and takes place each year on the first Sunday in June. It is a major highlight on the French racing calendar, taking place at the majestic Chantilly racecourse. Sometimes known as the French Derby, it along with the Irish Derby and the Epsom Derby is one of the three great events of the spring flat-racing season.

The Prix du Jockey Club is a race for three-year-olds. The starters are always drawn from the most prestigious international stables, and the event attracts the world's best jockeys.

Prix Du Jockey Club

Two Tours Available

Enjoy group 1 racing at Chantilly racecourse, the majestic backdrop of the chateau makes this one of the worlds must see racing locations.

The Prix Du Jockey Club is often referred to as The French Derby, bringing the best jockeys and trainers from the UK across the channel on the first Sunday of June each year.

We can offer you a 3 day, 3 night tour which includes a Saturday of relaxation and history prior to your day at the races or a 2 day, 2 night option.

We have collection points in Amiens, Arras, and Lille, collection or transport from other locations can be arranged at a cost only basis, we do not charge a booking fee for this service, or you may want to bring your car and discover the delights of Northern France on your way.

2 Day TourBook now

Saturday 4th June 2016 (Provisional)

You arrive at Freeman Farm, the base for your tour, relax and settle in.

We will visit a local restaurant for dinner including local wine and beers on Saturday evening.

Sunday 5th June 2016 (Provisional)

The day starts with a leisurely breakfast before we leave for the picturesque city of Chantilly.

We arrive at midday allowing time for some sightseeing prior to the start of racing.

After a great days racing we return to Freeman Farm for dinner.

Monday 6th June 2016 (Provisional)

We visit local points of interest and take lunch at the Old Blighty tea rooms in La Boisselle, before returning to Freeman Farm at the end of the tour.

This is an all inclusive tour, all transport (during the tour), 2 nights' accommodation, breakfast, lunches and evening meals including local wine and beers, entry ticket for the Prix du Jockey Club, free collection from any of our collection points, snacks throughout the tour and a guide/host for the tour are included in the price.

We have collection points in Amiens, Arras, Lille, Ypres and the Somme, collection or transport from other locations can be arranged at a cost only basis, we do not charge a booking fee for this service. Alternatively you may want to bring your own car and discover the delights of Northern France on the way.

Price: £400 per Person
Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room
Limited to 6 people

Book now

Group discount available for 4 or more people.

Ring now or complete the booking form to book your 2 Day Tour.

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3 Day TourBook now

Friday 3rd June 2016 (Provisional)

You arrive at Freeman Farm, the base for your tour, relax and enjoy a 3 course dinner with local wines.

Saturday 4th June 2016 (Provisional)

We leave Freeman Farm after breakfast to visit the Saturday market in the beautiful city of Arras, the capital of the Pas-de-Calais department in Northern France, where you have free time to visit the beautiful market and shops. The two adjacent squares, the Grand Place and Place des Heros offer examples of the beautiful architecture on view throughout the city, the belfry of the town hall and the citadel, part of the fortifications of Vauban are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites.

After lunch we visit the preserved trenches and Canadian national memorial at Vimy ridge, the thought provoking site of the Battle of Vimy ridge, April 9th 1917.

We make our way back to Freeman Farm via a number of other historic points of interest.

We will visit a local restaurant for dinner including local wine and beers on Saturday evening and.

Sunday 5th June 2016 (Provisional)

The day starts with a leisurely breakfast before we leave for the picturesque city of Chantilly.

We arrive at midday allowing time for some sightseeing prior to the start of racing.

After a great days racing we return to Freeman Farm for dinner.

Monday 6th June 2016 (Provisional)

We visit local points of interest and take lunch at the Old Blighty tea rooms in La Boisselle, before returning to Freeman Farm at the end of the tour.

This is an all inclusive tour, all transport (during the tour), 3 nights' accommodation, breakfast, lunches and evening meals including local wine and beers, entry ticket for the Prix du Jockey Club, free collection from any of our collection points, snacks throughout the tour and a guide/host for the tour are included in the price.

We have collection points in Amiens, Arras, Lille, Ypres and the Somme, collection or transport from other locations can be arranged at a cost only basis, we do not charge a booking fee for this service. Alternatively you may want to bring your own car and discover the delights of Northern France on the way.

Price: £500 per Person
Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room
Limited to 6 people.

Book now

Group discount available for 4 or more people.

Ring now or complete the booking form to book your 3 Day Tour.

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Prix De Diane

Two Tours Available

Enjoy group 1 racing at Chantilly racecourse, the majestic backdrop of the chateau makes this one of the worlds must see racing locations.

The Prix de Diane is often referred to as The French Oaks, bringing the best jockeys and trainers from the UK across the channel on the second Sunday of June each year.

We can offer you a 3 day, 3 night tour which includes a Saturday of relaxation and history prior to your day at the races or a 2 day, 2 night option.

We have collection points in Calais, Dunkerque and Lille, collection or transport from other locations can be arranged at a cost only basis, we do not charge a booking fee for this service, or you may want to bring your car and discover the delights of Northern France on your way.

2 Day TourBook now

Saturday 18th June 2016 (Provisional)

You arrive at Freeman Farm, the base for your tour, relax and settle in.

We will visit a local restaurant for dinner including local wines and beer on Saturday evening.

Sunday 19th June 2016 (Provisional)

The day starts with a leisurely breakfast before we leave for the picturesque city of Chantilly.

We arrive at midday allowing time for some sightseeing prior to the start of racing.

After a great days racing we return to Freeman Farm for dinner.

Monday 20th June 2016 (Provisional)

We visit local points of interest and take lunch at the Old Blighty tea rooms in La Boisselle, before returning to Freeman Farm at the end of the tour.

This is an all inclusive tour, all transport (during the tour), 2 nights' accommodation, breakfast, lunches and evening meals including local wine and beers, entry ticket for the Prix de Diane, free collection from any of our collection points, snacks throughout the tour and a guide/host for the tour are included in the price.

We have collection points in Amiens, Arras, Lille, Ypres and the Somme, collection or transport from other locations can be arranged at a cost only basis, we do not charge a booking fee for this service.

Price: £400 per Person
Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room
Limited to 6 people

Book now

Group discount available for 4 or more people.

Ring now or complete the booking form to book your 2 Day Tour.

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Chantilly 3

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Chantilly 4

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3 Day TourBook now

Friday 17th June 2016 (Provisional)

You arrive at Freeman Farm, the base for your tour, relax and enjoy a 3 course dinner with local wines.

Saturday 18th June 2016 (Provisional)

We leave Freeman Farm after breakfast to visit the Saturday market in the beautiful city of Arras, the capital of the Pas-de-Calais department in Northern France, where you have free time to visit the beautiful market and shops. The two adjacent squares, the Grand Place and Place des Heros offer examples of the beautiful architecture on view throughout the city, the belfry of the town hall and the citadel, part of the fortifications of Vauban are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites.

After lunch we visit the preserved trenches and Canadian national memorial at Vimy ridge, the thought provoking site of the Battle of Vimy ridge, April 9th 1917.

We make our way back to Freeman Farm via a number of other historic points of interest.

We will visit a local restaurant for dinner including local wines and beers on Saturday evening.

Sunday 19th June 2016 (Provisional)

The day starts with a leisurely breakfast before we leave for the picturesque city of Chantilly.

We arrive at midday allowing time for some sightseeing prior to the start of racing.

After a great days racing we return to Freeman Farm for dinner.

Monday 20th June 2016 (Provisional)

We visit local points of interest and take lunch at the Old Blighty tea rooms in La Boisselle, before returning to Freeman Farm at the end of the tour.

This is an all inclusive tour, all transport (during the tour), 3 nights' accommodation, breakfast, lunches and evening meals including local wine and beers, entry ticket for the Prix de Diane, free collection from any of our collection points, snacks throughout the tour and a guide/host for the tour are included in the price.

We have collection points in Amiens, Arras, Lille, Ypres and the Somme, collection or transport from other locations can be arranged at a cost only basis, we do not charge a booking fee for this service.

Price: £500 per Person
Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room
Limited to 6 people.

Book now

Group discount available for 4 or more people.

Ring now or complete the booking form to book your 3 Day Tour.

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Chantilly 3

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