One of the most common questions that people us before they book their tickets for Le Mans is “Am I booking the right thing?” With Le Mans there are no right and wrong answers, but everyone has different expectations and different requirements, so it is our job to fit the person to the right product. Let’s face it, we want everyone to go to Le Mans and have such a good time that they come back next year, and the year after that!
Audis at Le Mans 2012
Question: “I’ve been taking my Aston Martin to Le Mans for many years and love the Le Mans experience. However, I’m a little older now and I’m not sure I want to keep camping. I am looking at hotels but am I booking the right thing?”
Answer: “Hotels are available in Le Mans for the 24 Hours, but generally they have minimum stays of 6 or 7 nights. This can make them fairly expensive if you are looking to stay for 4 nights or less. The Novotel hotel option is probably the best currently available and is used by many teams as well. A very good alternative would be Travel Destinations’Flexotel Village. It provides a secure bedroom with parking in the centre of the circuit. Pop-up hotels are at lots of festivals these days and this is our version. Proper beds, nice showers and toilets, 24 hours security and a hospitality marquee provide a nice environment but remain in the centre of the track. It is an ideal option for someone upgrading from camping. “
Travel Destinations’ Flexotel Village
Question: “We love Le Mans and have always camped on the Maison Blanche campsite. It has always been good but last year the people in the pitches next to us played loud music right through the night and broke some of our equipment on Sunday after the race. I don’t want to camp next to them again so is Maison Blanche the best campsite for us?”
Answer: “Maison Blanche is one of the more popular circuit run, public campsites at Le Mans. Unfortunately there is no guarantee who you will be camped next to. Generally most people do respect each other’s property at Le Mans, but it only takes a minority to make it an uncomfortable experience. A good alternative would be our private campsite at Porsche Curves. It is as close to the track as you can get, but it is exclusive to our customers. Porsche Curves has no other campsites around it, it is fenced and has 24 hours security. It also has fully serviced, superior showers & toilets as well as a hospitality marquee with big screen TVs and a bar serving food & drinks. You will be with like minded people at the Porsche Curves campsite.”
Night time at the Dunlop Bridge
Question: “I’ve not been before but my mate is getting married at the end of June and I think Le Mans will be a good place to hold a stag weekend. There will be quite a few of us and we’ll certainly want to have a few beers. I know we need entrance passes but what other Le Mans tickets do I need?”
Answer: “Le Mans can be a great venue for a stag weekend. We always look after a few groups like that each year. The public, circuit run campsites are probably most suited for a group like yours. Possibly the Houx Annexe campsite or Beausejour where you will be among like minded people. You will require a minimum of 1 camping pass per car, but you may want more than that to allow you a bit more space depending on your numbers. Each person will require an entrance ticket as a minimum.”
Question: “I live in the U.S.A. and have always wanted to go to Le Mans. I have been to the 12 Hours of Sebring with my RV but I will be flying in to Paris. What tickets do I need?”
Answer: “We have seen an increase in the number of people travelling from the U.S.A. in the last few years and you are more than welcome. Your experience of Sebring puts you in a good position as that event is the closest that America has to Le Mans. You can hire a static RV (motorhome) through us. It will be ready and waiting for you at the circuit. These appear to work best when there are 3 or 4 people to share the cost as they are great quality but not the cheapest for 2 people. A popular alternative would be our Flexotel Village. The cabins are ideal for 2 people and they are within 2 minutes walk of the tram stop, making the transfer from Le Mans railway station really easy. The Flexotel Village rooms come with entrance tickets for the race but you could choose to add grandstand seats if you wish.”
Travel Destinations’ Flexotel Village
Question: “My mate and I are big sports car fans and would love to go to Le Mans but I’m not sure we can afford it. Is there a cheap option so that we can go?”
Answer: “The Le Mans experience can be as cheap or as expensive as you want to make it. It can actually be great value compared to similar events like Formula 1. The entry level at Le Mans includes, entrance tickets, a camping pass for the Beausejour campsite and a Dover –Calais return Channel crossing. The price will only be £169.00 per person if there are two people in the car (£122.00 per person if there were four of you!), and if you choose P&O Ferries we will even throw in a free crate of beer for you. That is not bad value for a weekend away at Le Mans!”
There are lots of different options when it comes to the Le Mans 24 Hours and it can be confusing when choosing the right option for you. Travel Destinations offers the widest choice of options for Le Mans 2013 and our experienced staff will help you find the right choice for you.
Travel Destinations is an official agency for the Automobile Club de L’Ouest (ACO) at Le Mans. This enables us to offer the best variety of tickets, camping and grandstand seats for the Le Mans 24 Hours 2013. Travel Destinations are also members of ABTA, AITO and ATOL so that you know we are a fully-bonded tour operator and that you can book with confidence.
Call us now on 0844 873 0203 to book your place at Le Mans 2013.