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      10-20-2019, 04:41 PM   #1
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24 hrs of Le Mans Trip Questions

I'm looking into a trip to the 24 hours of Le Mans in June 2020. Having done a search , I only get every thread that talks about Le Mans Blue Bimmers rather than the race .

So I could use your input...thanks for sharing !!

What is your experience with attending the race? Which tickets do you recommend purchasing?... if you don't own a race team, oil company and are not an Instagram influencer?

Where to say?

If camping, can you rent everything you need onsite (traveling from USA)? And is this a good idea or just a great way for someone to make a buck at the expense of 'dumb' Americans (North or South, take your pick)?

Do you need a car? Or are trains and taxis good enough?

Where to eat?

Tips to avoid any issues or to make the best of the event and overall experience?
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      10-21-2019, 09:21 PM   #2
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I'm also interested in the replies. I posted a similar question no the Benz site, and got zero replies. That demographic, I would have thought, would have some input.
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might help you get started:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForu..._la_Loire.html

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopi..._la_Loire.html
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never been to Le Mans but i have some ideas a friend of mine went to see the race that lives in France few years ago..

from where to watch it highly depends on what do you want.. to be in the center of action i d go with grandstand to see the pit action as well.. if not somewhere near chicanes.. where to eat ll be solved on track on grandstand as well though.. for accommodation there are hotels, camping, glamping as probably you already searched.. there are some camping sites near the track but im not sure if where or how many on track and for car part.. you can survive without a car anywhere in Europe..

some information for you that i found after a quick search..

for international calls.. i guess all your questions ll be answered here..
+44 1707 32 9988.. (UK)

and this link ll help you pretty much..

https://lemansrace.com/motorsport-ev...mans-24-hours/ ..
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I'm looking into a trip to the 24 hours of Le Mans in June 2020. Having done a search , I only get every thread that talks about Le Mans Blue Bimmers rather than the race .

So I could use your input...thanks for sharing !!

What is your experience with attending the race? Which tickets do you recommend purchasing?... if you don't own a race team, oil company and are not an Instagram influencer audacity temp mail origin?

Where to say?

If camping, can you rent everything you need onsite (traveling from USA)? And is this a good idea or just a great way for someone to make a buck at the expense of 'dumb' Americans (North or South, take your pick)?

Do you need a car? Or are trains and taxis good enough?

Where to eat?

Tips to avoid any issues or to make the best of the event and overall experience?
I posted a similar question no the Benz site, and got zero replies

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Fear not mates, I've done Le Mans the last 3 years in a row and I'd be happy to share my experience.

Where to stay:
I would recommend getting an Airbnb as close to the circuit as possible. The first two years we stayed about a 15 min walk away and it was really convenient. This year, we stayed a little farther and had to find parking closer to the circuit. They shut down a lot of streets but finding parking isn't impossible since it's a 24 hour race. Never tried camping because I'm bougie.

Transportation:
Depends how you plan on getting there. The city center is pretty far from the circuit and Tours is actually a pretty small town. Have always had a car and found it very convenient multiple times.

The important stuff:
I would highly recommend getting grandstand seats, especially at Dunlop if you can. Buy the seats ASAP because they sell out quickly. Dunlop has the best view because you get to see the cars coming out of pit and turn 1 as they come up the hill to Dunlop bridge which has sharp turns so the cars don't just blow past. You also get to hear and feel the difference between the motors for each car since they're not passing at speed. 100% do this.

Hope to God that it isn't hot.

Walk the track. Dunlop and Porsche curves are good corners. Take the bus to Mulsanne, Indianapolis, etc.

Get a earmuff headset radio so you can hear what's happening during the race. All the coverage at the track is in French. 100% do this.

For tickets, I would recommend 1st tickets in the UK. They shipped the tickets to me in the US and have always been quick to reply. Never had a single issue.

I think Le Mans is so amazing that if you get there, it'll be impossible to not have a great time. I spent hours just watching and listening to the race. It's really cool seeing all the cars fight for position because they aren't always shown on TV. Terrific experience, would go again.
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Fear not mates, I've done Le Mans the last 3 years in a row and I'd be happy to share my experience.

Where to stay:
I would recommend getting an Airbnb as close to the circuit as possible. The first two years we stayed about a 15 min walk away and it was really convenient. This year, we stayed a little farther and had to find parking closer to the circuit. They shut down a lot of streets but finding parking isn't impossible since it's a 24 hour race. Never tried camping because I'm bougie.

Transportation:
Depends how you plan on getting there. The city center is pretty far from the circuit and Tours is actually a pretty small town. Have always had a car and found it very convenient multiple times.

The important stuff:
I would highly recommend getting grandstand seats, especially at Dunlop if you can. Buy the seats ASAP because they sell out quickly. Dunlop has the best view because you get to see the cars coming out of pit and turn 1 as they come up the hill to Dunlop bridge which has sharp turns so the cars don't just blow past. You also get to hear and feel the difference between the motors for each car since they're not passing at speed. 100% do this.

Hope to God that it isn't hot.

Walk the track. Dunlop and Porsche curves are good corners. Take the bus to Mulsanne, Indianapolis, etc.

Get a earmuff headset radio so you can hear what's happening during the race. All the coverage at the track is in French. 100% do this.

For tickets, I would recommend 1st tickets in the UK. They shipped the tickets to me in the US and have always been quick to reply. Never had a single issue.

I think Le Mans is so amazing that if you get there, it'll be impossible to not have a great time. I spent hours just watching and listening to the race. It's really cool seeing all the cars fight for position because they aren't always shown on TV. Terrific experience, would go again.
Fantastic Feedback, thank you!!!
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