Craon racecourse

Official ‘Crystal Cup’ & Weatherbys Craon Racing Tour


Saturday 31st August to Tuesday 3rd September 2024

Venatour Racing Social have teamed up with Weatherbys to bring you a wonderful tour of France which includes a superb day of jump racing at Craon Racecourse, featuring the Crystal Cup Race. This lovely trip also offers a 3-night stay in the delightful city of Nantes, staying in a 4* Hotel and benefitting from extras such as a River Dinner Cruise, Private Tour of the Racecourse, Hospitality on Race Day, Visit to the French National Stud and further Stable Visit.

Nantes is a beautiful city renowned for its beautiful architecture, museums, fine dining, and lively nightlife, making it a popular destination for a city break.

The Sunday is race day and we head to Craon for their biggest meeting of the season, we have access to a private tour of the course along with hospitality at the racecourse, its sure to be a great day of racing. Our last day is a chance to explore the French countryside while visiting the French National Stud and Stables.

Haras des Sablonnets
Saturday 31st August
  • Morning flight from London Stansted, or London Gatwick to Nantes.
  • On arrival, coach transfer to the 4* Oceania Hotel De France, Nantes for a three-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • Afternoon at leisure and a chance to explore Nantes.
  • Evening River Dinner Cruise along the River Edre on the Bateaux Nantaise. 4 Course Dinner along with wines and champagne included.
Sunday 1st September
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Transfers To Croan for the ‘Crystal Cup’ Race Day.
  • Tour of the racecourse.
  • An afternoon of racing with a party atmosphere and the Crystal Cup Cross Country Race, full hospitality included.
  • Return transfer to the hotel for an evening at leisure.
Monday 2nd September
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Coach transfer to Haras de Lion, the French National Stud for a tour of the stud and a chance to meet some of the stallions.
  • Lunch.
  • We head to Haras des Sablonnets, the oldest stud farm in France and full of history.
  • Final evening in Nantes with a chance to choose a suitable restaurant.
Tuesday 3rd September
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Check out.
  • Morning at leisure for your final chance for photos and sightseeing.
  • Return transfers and flight back to the UK.
  • Return Economy Flights from UK to Nantes
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in a 4* Oceania Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning
  • River Dinner Cruise with 4 Course Meal and Drinks
  • Visit to the French National Stud
  • Visit to Haras de Sablonnets
  • Return Transfers to the Racecourse
  • Official Race Day Tickets
  • Racecourse Hospitality
  • Tour of the Racecourse
  • An experienced Venatour Tour Manager.
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE Travel Insurance. 
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