In addition to the action on the circuit at the Le Mans 24 Hours all spectators can also enjoy a week full of off track entertainment thanks to the numerous festive events held during the 82nd running of the legendary endurance race.
Drivers’ Autograph Session
Between 17:00hrs and 18:30hrs on Tuesday the 10th June, race fans will be able to meet their idols & collect autographs & memorabilia from outside the garages on the pit lane.
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If you missed the drivers’ autograph session on Tuesday be sure to be at the Drivers’ Parade in Le Mans town on Friday between 17:30hrs & 19:30hrs. Get their early to get a good view as spectators line the streets as all the drivers are paraded around the streets of Le Mans in open topped vintage cars.
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Open Pit Lane
Walk on the hallowed tarmac of Le Mans & view in the garages on Friday 13th June. The pit lane is open for spectators to explore between 10:00hrs & 20:00hrs.
The Music Concerts
Always a popular distraction from the racing. There are three concerts programmed inside the circuit during the Le Mans 24 Hours week. They will take place during practice and the race on the stage near to the famous Dunlop bridge. All the concerts are free for general entrance ticket holders.
Wednesday 11th June at 20:00hrs
Medhi will get the fans in the mood before Holliziz entertains. The future star of French pop music will charm the crowd with his powerful voice & pop melodies.
Thursday 12th June at 20:00hrs
Listen to Renan Luce who is making his comeback this year with the Album “D’une tone à tout petit poids”. Before him the Charivari Group will warm up the crowd.
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Saturday 14th June at 20:00hrs
The headline act will be the world reggae artist Alpha Blondy preceded by young Belgian singer, Noa Moon.
There will be a village area specially devoted for children. This area was introduced in 2013 & is back again this year. It is a real activity park for children between 3 and 7 years old. It will be located in the village area with a team of qualified monitors present to look after them.
Guided visits behind the scenes
The ACO offers spectators the possibility to discover what goes on behind the scenes at the race thanks to a one hour group guided tour. Accompanied by a guide they can go to restricted areas and discover the history of the race through different anecdotes and stories.
Prices in advance: Adult: €15; 10-18 years: €10; under 10: free; ACO member: €11; Family Pass (4 people): €45
Prices on the day: Adult: €20; 10/18 years: €15; under 10: free; ACO members: €13; Family Pass (4 people): €50
For more information and to reserve your place visit www.24h-lemans.com
Spirit of Le Mans; Porsche Exhibition
This year Porsche is making its comeback to endurance racing in the LMP1 category, and an exhibition of ten cars that have marked the history of the make at Le Mans from the 50s to the 90s will be on display in the village.
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The Pavillion de l’Innovation will host exhibitions from the partners & sponsors of the Le Mans 24 Hours: Michelin, Dunlop, Shell, The Sarthe General Council and the town of Le Mans, as well as the main manufacturers on the theme of innovation in the motor car, sustainable mobility and new technologies.
World Cup Football
The FIFA World Cup starts during Le Mans week and spectators at the Le Mans 24 Hours will be able to follow the opening ceremony of the Football World Cup in Brazil live on the giant screen in the village. The group matches will also be shown live on Friday and Saturday evening.
In addition the Le Mans 24 Hours Village area will be packed with different forms of entertainment on a non-stop basis with concerts, bands, artists, jugglers, acrobats, TV shows and demonstrations of artistic football. The different boutiques of Le Mans partners & brands and accessory suppliers will be open all week in the village so you will be able to buy souvenirs from the 82nd Le Mans 24 Hours to bring home.
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There is a lot more than just a 24 Hours race at Le Mans 2014!