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QATAR AIRWAYS NAMED OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF FRENCH HERITAGE AUTOMOBILE CLASSICS SHOWCASE IN DOMAINE DE CHANTILLY

Chantilly Arts & Elegance Concours Richard Mille Is The Highly Anticipated French Showcase Of Artistic Travel Design

Three-Day Event Gathers The World’s Most Prestigious Car Clubs In The Heart of Northern France At The Chantilly Castle on 7 September

26 Aug 2014

Paris, France – Qatar Airways is set to be the main sponsor at next week’s French Classic automobile event at The Chantilly Arts and Elegance Richard Mille ‘Concours d’Elegance’ in the Domaine de Chantilly, France.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Domaine de Chantilly, this classic car gathering allows those interested in classic design and the art of travel to gather in a unique location – The Chantilly Castle – to celebrate the finest aspects of French living.

This highly anticipated gathering is set to take place in stunning landscaped gardens, surrounding two buildings: the Petit Château, and the Grand Château.

The site houses the famous Musée Condé, the first museum of classical paintings in France after Le Louvre. Known all around the world, the museum showcase more than 800 chefs-d’oeuvres and an exceptional collection of precious books in the Cabinet des Livres. 

It is in this setting that an important number of classic cars will be gathered in the following categories:  Le Concours d’Etat, Le Concours d’Elegance and Le Grand Prix des Clubs.

The ‘Concourse D'Elegance’ event will take place at Chantilly Castle in Domaine de Chantilly, Northern France.

The ‘Concourse D'Elegance’ event will take place at Chantilly Castle in Domaine de Chantilly, Northern France.

Group Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, commented: “This event will bring together a dynamic combination of both the arts and elegance, attracting classic car enthusiasts from all over the globe.

“Qatar Airways is proud to sponsor this unique event and is sure those in attendance will benefit not only from the display of some of the most beautiful cars in the world, but memorable experiences, all set against the spectacular backdrop of Chantilly.”

VIP guests will also partake in an exclusive gala dinner, the ‘Grand Ecuries’, on Saturday 6th September at which guests will dine amongst a unique equestrian display by Sophie Bienaimé, Artistic Director of the Living Museum of the Horse, a museum dedicated to equine art and culture.

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation, flying daily from Paris Charles De Gaulle to Doha’s new Hamad International Airport, 21 times per week, and onwards to over 140 key business and leisure destinations around the world.

For images:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/sets/72157646464244149/

Notes to Editors:

On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2014 World Airline Awards held during the Farnborough Air Show in the UK. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class for the second year consecutively, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge for the second year consecutively and, Best Airline in the Middle East for the eighth time.

At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 340 aircraft with a value of US $70 billion. For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.

For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 40222072, Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com