Travelling to Le Mans Classic from outside Europe
Travelling to Le Mans Classic from Outside Europe
1st – 4th July 2021
Every year Travel Destinations sends thousands of fans to the increasingly popular Le Mans Classic. While most travel from the UK, Travel Destinations also has a sizeable international customer base, with fans from all over the world making the trip to see the grids of historic cars take on the Circuit de la Sarthe.
Many customers from outside of Europe combine their visit with seeing some of the other sights that the continent has to offer, but others also visit just for the event itself. Travel Destinations has a variety of tickets, accommodation and hospitality options that suits all budgets. You can contact us either by telephone on +44 1707 329988 or by email via email@example.com to discuss your options.
For anyone that wishes to fly direct to Le Mans, the nearest International airport to Le Mans is Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG). Whilst Air France is the national carrier, most international airlines will also operate a service in and out of Paris, either directly or with one of their partner airlines. Air fares can be tricky to predict, so we would always recommend booking your flights as early as possible to get the best choice of availability. Travel Destinations can assist you with booking flights from certain airlines, however many people like book their own flights if they wish to plan an extended stay before or after the event.
From Paris, getting to Le Mans is relatively easy. You can either hire a car and drive to the circuit, or take a train.
If you opt to drive you will take a 150-mile trip which should take around three hours. Having a hire car, of course, means you have the added benefit of independence and the chance to take a drive into Le Mans centre, or two and from your accommodation if you choose to stay off site. It also makes transporting your luggage easier, and travel to your next destination if you plan to extend your trip. Travel Destinations can organise car-hire for you so please ask about car sizes when you make your enquiry.
The rail network in France is covers every corner of the country with regular services every day of the week to most destinations. SNCF is the national train operator and tickets are usually available to purchase three months prior to travel. A good website for train information and tickets is www.raileurope.com and these can be booked separately. If you are travelling to Le Mans directly from the airport then it is possible to get a train that goes directly to Le Mans without any changes. Alternatively if you are choosing to spend some time in Paris, then there is a fast train (TGV) from Paris Montparnasse to Le Mans in less than hour. This service will need to be reserved in advance.
Once you have arrived at Le Mans station, then you will need to become acquainted with Le Mans tram system. Fortunately this is quite straight forward. Tickets can be purchased from a machine adjacent to the tram stop at the train station (the machines can show details in English as well as other languages). The Le Mans circuit is the terminus at the end of the line to the south of Le Mans town making it easy to navigate to.
As for your accommodation at the event itself, some of the available options are outlined below, but if you need any further information please contact the Travel Destinations team on +44 1707 329988 or email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you trackside!