How quick to get there?

How quick to get there?

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darrenlens

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2,524 posts

250 months

Friday 18th May 2001
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Whats the quickest time anyone has got to Le Mans from Calais? I`m taking NI/E402 Route.

Ferret Boy

235 posts

245 months

Friday 18th May 2001
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My advice would be to take the N1/N28 to Rouen then negotiate Rouen and pick up the N138 all the way to Le Mans. The section to Rouen is very fast (i.e as fast as your car can go) and Rouen should come up in a couple of hours. The second section is much slower but great roads, stunning scenery, very authentic Le Mans landscape over the last 50 miles and lots and lots of English petrolheads driving fast sports cars quickly. It is the only way to go, yes you can go via Paris but it's all M'Ways and very dull. For reference last year on the way down we came across the following English registerd cars on route: TVR- Tuscan, Griff, Chimp, Cerbie Ultima GTR Lotus Elise, Elan Caterham 7's Nissan Skyline Honda NSX Westfields Aston DB5/6 Vantage Bentley 4 1/2 supercahrge (i.e original Bentley Boys stuff) and so on and so forth If you drive non stop and press on you could do it in five hours, we always stop at Rouen for a leisurly lunch though.

ADB

52 posts

251 months

Saturday 19th May 2001
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Agree completely with the route,Rouen then N138, FANTASTIC. It's never taken 5 hours road time though :0