Paris is the capital city of France and is one of the most visited cities in the world. Noted for its culture, fashion, art and culinary prowess it is often referred to as the City of Light, both because of its leading role during the Age of Enlightenment and because it was one of the first European cities to adopt gas street lighting.
With the River Seine running through the middle, the city is divided into 20 different districts or ‘arrondissements’, each with its own unique style. The city is home to a wealth of fascinating museums and monuments, including the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, Arc De Triomphe, and Place de la Concorde. It is also filled with tree-lined avenues, lamplit bridges, stunning buildings and beautiful parks. Known as one of the most romantic cities in the world, it is a great place to walk around with a welcoming Parisienne bistro or bar on most street corners.
The Longines Global Champions Tour of Paris is held at the Champ de Mars at the foot of the iconic Eiffel Tower, where spectators can enjoy world-class show jumping in the heart of the ‘International city of style’ in a celebration of all things equestrian. The show will also host superb restaurants run by two famous three-michelin-star chefs, Alain Ducasse and Frédéric Vardon, making it a real spectacle of sport, gastronomy and entertainment.
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Travel requirements: Please visit the French Tourist Board website for all travel information: http://ee.france.fr/
Champ de Mars at 7, Place Joffre, 75007 Paris (opposite the École Militaire).
GPS code: 48°51'11.3"N 2°18'10.0"E
Paris – Charles de Gaulle Airport
Paris – Orly Airport
Airport Transfer Services
There are a variety of transport options available at the airports, including taxi, trains, buses and the metro.
There are a number of train and subway stations within walking distance of the event:
With the RER:
CHAMP DE MARS TOUR EIFFEL, line C (15 minutes walking distance)
With the Metro :
ÉCOLE MILITAIRE, line 7 (5 minutes walking distance)
LA MOTTE PICQUET – GRENELLE, lines 6, 8 and 10 (7 minutes walking distance)
DUPLEIX, line 6 (11 minutes walking distance)
BIR HAKEIM, line 6 (15 minutes walking distance)
Getting around in Paris
There are a variety of transport options, including the Metro, taxi, buses, bicycle hire, and it is easy to get around on foot.
Things to Do
Take the elevators or climb the 674 steps up to the 2nd floor of one of the world’s most iconic buildings.
Not to be missed, this renowned museum houses some of the most famous artworks in the world.
Montmartre and le Sacré Cœur
For a throwback in time and one of the best views in the capital.
Indulge in some shopping in “Les Grands Magasins” and make sure to continue onto the magnificent Grand Opéra Garnier close by.
Les Champs Élysées
This is one of the most famous avenues in the world, lined with shops and cafes. Every first Sunday of the month, it is closed to vehicles and reserved only for pedestrians.
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