Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

View the life of patrons during the running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

A photo of the Tribune stand at Longchamp, just prior to the 2010 Arc race.

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Photo of the French Foreign Legion band playing in front of the statue of Glladiateur on 2010 Arc day.

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Sitting down at a good meal on Arc day in the paddock ring.

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Girls day out at the 2010 Arc.

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Jockey Christophe Soumillon and his highness the Aga Khan in discussion after his filly Zarkava won the Arc prep race, The Prix Vermeille, on Sept 14. Making up an astonishing ten lengths in the straight to finally win by a comfortable couple of lengths. An Australian friend said at the time, he had never seen anything like it.

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Photo of Zarkava and jockey C. Soumillon winning the Arc De triomphe in 2008. Retiring unbeaten in 7 races and never tested. Her trainer Alain De Royer Dupre rated her superior to Sea The Stars.

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The famous 2008 Prix Vermaille when Zarkava practically did the impossible, making up 10 lengths in the straight to win easily by two lenghts.

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A photo of See the Stars winning the 2009 Arc De Triomphe.

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View of the tribune stand at Longchamp just prior to the 2010 Arc race.

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Ryan Moore and Workforce winning the 2010 Arc de Triomphe.

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Photo of Workforce and jockey Ryan Moore after winning the 2010 Arc de Triomphe.

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Danedream winning the 2011 Arc by 5 lengths

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At the Place de Terre at Montmartre. A painter at work.

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A. Starke celebrating after winning the 2011 Arc on Danedream.

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Sarafina and C. Lemaire leaving the paddock in last years Arc de Triomphe race.

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Looking up the Avenue Champs Elysees, with the Arc de Triomphe in the distance.

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Tourist buses are a regular feature for a guided tour round Paris.

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World famous tourist attraction, The Eiffel Tower, built by Gustave Eiffel between 1887 and 1889.

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La Basilique du Sacre Coeur de Montmartre, a popular Paris tourist attraction, built between 1875 and 1914.

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The Place de Terre In Montmartre is not to be missed. A regular hautt for great artists like Picasso and Van Gogh, and still popular for water colour painters, portrait sketchers and caricaturists.

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Taking a relaxing boat ride on the Seine, popular with Parisians and tourists.

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