Season 2017

Paris

  • Paris
  • 30th June - 2nd July 2017

Paris, the 'City of Lights', will host the Longines Global Champions Tour - Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping, marking the move into the second half of the season and battle for the Championship race. The eighth event on the Tour will be a unique sporting, social and cultural spectacular, set once again against the backdrop of one of the world's most iconic landmarks, the Eiffel Tower.

One of the most visited cities in the world, Paris is brimming with famous attractions and landmarks. Whatever takes your fancy - Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, the River Seine, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre or the Moulin Rouge - there is so much to see and do. The grandeur and magic of this mystical city have been described by many famous writers and yet it still retains the enigmatic feel of Mona Lisa’s smile. Paris also boasts a high concentration of national and international political, scientific and cultural institutions and has the largest business district in Europe. A legendary centre of fashion and haute couture tailoring, Paris Fashion Week is still the most celebrated event in the fashion world. 

Enjoy world-class show jumping in the heart of the ‘International City of Style’, against one of the most recognisable landmarks in the world. French “art de vivre” will as well be celebrated through gastronomy in the reception areas with restaurants run by two famous 3-star chefs, Alain Ducasse and Frédéric Vardon. Over 50,000 visitors are expected to what's become a meeting place for horse lovers around the world in this celebration of all things Equus, and in partnership with the Mairie de Paris the event will be free for all to attend. Last season saw Rolf-Goran Bengtsson (SWE) begin his Championship charge with his first of three wins, narrowly beating French heroes, former World Number 1 Simon Delestre (FRA) and Penelope LePrevost.