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Mars 18, 2018
May 27, 2018
Party at horse racetracks
PARIS. Two Parisians horse racetracks open their gates to everyone on three Sundays. Each fixture provides a choice of seven or eight flat or hurdles races as well as entertainment and activities for young and old alike. Named “Dimanches au galop”, these events take place on March 18th, 25th, April 1st, 22nd and May 20th at Auteuil racetrack, on April 29th, May 6th, 13th and 27th at Paris Longchamp racetrack. Admission : €8 / €5, free for children under 12 years old. Information :
www.dimanchesaugalop.com
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April 17, 2018
April 22, 2018
Mondial du Vent
PORT LEUCATE. AUDE. The Mondial du Vent brings together the world best kitesurfers and windsurfers on the beach of La Franqui, near Port Leucate. Largest annual international funboard and kitesurf event, it combines a Kitesurf World Cup Tour stage, international competitions and a competition for surf pros amateurs and entertainment for the general public. Information :
www.mondialduvent.fr
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April 2018
April 28, 2018 Formula E Grand Prix
PARIS. The French capital hosts the eighth round of the 2017/18 Formula E season, the world’s fully electric car race series. The 1.93 kilometer temporary track built around the architectural complex of the Invalides features 14 turns and the pit lane runs down the center of the Esplanade des Invalides. Practice, qualifying and the race all taking place on the same day and ten teams take part in the competition. Practices from 8am. Race at 4pm. Admission : from €20. Information :
www.fiaformulae.com
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May 2018
May 27, 2018 From Paris to Saint-Germain
PARIS. The Paris – SaintGermain-en-Laye foot race is a 20 km long competition starting from the Bois de Boulogne and finishing on the terrace of Saint-Germain-en-Laye castle. Leaving Paris to the West, the runners must ascend the Mont-Valérien, a steep hill located in Suresnes, then follow the Seine River till Saint-Germain passing by Chatou, Le Vésinet and Le Pecq. This year there is also a 10 km long race from Chatou to Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Race starts at 8am. Registration fee : €36 / €18. Information and registrations :
www.parissaintgermainlacourse.com
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September 2018
September 07, 2018
September 09, 2018
Médoc Marathon
MEDOC. NEAR BORDEAUX. There is no other Marathon like the Marathon du Médoc, a race that is notorious for its rare blend of wine tasting and marathon running. The region's world-famous chateaux - including Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse, Chateau Gruaud-Larose, Chateau Beychevelle or Chateau Cordeillan-Bages - open their grounds and cellars to offer runners some of the world's most respected wines at 22 drinks stations along the route. There are also 21 food stands serving local delicacies from foie gras and oysters to ham, steak, cheese and ice cream. Fancy-dressed runners are numerous and prizes are awarded for the best costumes. “Funfair” is the theme of the 2018 edition. The race is limited to 8,500 participants but it attracts more than 100 000 spectators and the party starts well before it begins though. The night before, Château Marquis de Terme hosts a Pasta Party, while in the town of Pauillac a party continues well into the night on the quays of Gironde and in the Marathon village where numerous bands give concerts and where there are many restaurants. In the evening after the marathon, a huge free ball open to all and a fireworks display also take place in Pauillac. On the Sunday morning, a 9 km long relaxing walk named Recovery Walk takes place through the vineyards around Château Marquis de Terme where is also held a gastronomic lunch. Marathon at 9.30 am. Registration : €87, €130 with the Pasta Party Information :
www.marathondumedoc.com
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