Thomas Cook Camping

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Mountain Man

Original Poster:

90 posts

16 months

Monday 1st January
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Thanks, it basically just looks like a walk into the village and back to the corner along a roadside from the Porsche Curves?

I'm conscious as its my first time to not go too mad and try and do everything so will save Mulsanne for another year

Thanks for all the help, if anyone ever need Spa helps give me a shout

FredericRobinson

1,512 posts

166 months

Monday 1st January
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Head towards Arnage village, but if you get to the level crossing you've gone too far, take a left before then, it's pretty obvious which way to go.

//j17

3,029 posts

157 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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FredericRobinson said:
If you're going to be walking to or from Arnage after dark take a torch or wear high viz, it's pitch black out that way and there's no pavement on the road
And not all of the people driving are 100% sober/willing to give pedestrians more than 5mm clearance.

E36GUY

5,727 posts

152 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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Mountain Man said:
One other add on I didnt bother with is the trip to Mulsanne / Arnage.

Does anyone have any experience of that? From what I read, its solid traffic to those corners, so it sounds like I would just sit in traffic.
This is considerably improved with the introduction of the new roundabout at Arnage in 2016. Two way traffic from Route de Ruardin to Arnage corner now. It got very busy at one point in 2016 around 9pm but that was mostly down to gendarmes being tards. Last year there were no issues that I saw.

Arnage corner should be on everyones' visit list now. The new viewing banks are spectacular

AntonySJ

89 posts

111 months

Wednesday 10th January
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We have just booked for 4 of us with 2 cars for the 5 days smile Have booked food with the too
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Rick101

5,608 posts

84 months

Wednesday 10th January
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Go on, what is the cost per person all in this year?

AntonySJ

89 posts

111 months

Wednesday 10th January
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OK with the following

4 people with 2 cars
4 pre-errected tents
4 meal packages
2 cars on the wide carriage on the tunnel

Total £625pp

RC1807

7,491 posts

102 months

Wednesday 10th January
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AntonySJ said:
OK with the following

4 people with 2 cars
4 pre-errected tents
4 meal packages
2 cars on the wide carriage on the tunnel

Total £625pp
£2500?!?!
Wowzers!


AntonySJ

89 posts

111 months

Wednesday 10th January
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Sorry includes tickets too

Rick101

5,608 posts

84 months

Wednesday 10th January
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Not too bad with tents i suppose. I think the food package is around £70?

Obviously way more than doing it direct but may give it a try next year.

RC1807

7,491 posts

102 months

Thursday 11th January
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AntonySJ said:
Sorry includes tickets too
Gen admin isn't expensive, less if you're an ACO member smile

AntonySJ

89 posts

111 months

Thursday 11th January
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Breakdown was

£269pp Basic Cost
£96pp food
£90pp tickets
£60pp for tent
£149 x 1 for extra car

Rick101

5,608 posts

84 months

Friday 12th January
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Extra car?

Does that mean it is usually 4 to a pitch/4 per car?

Do you know the pitch size? Standard 7x5m?

Rick101

5,608 posts

84 months

Friday 12th January
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Just as a comparison with Travel Destinations, Houx in 2017 was around £600 based on 2 sharing, travel via Eurotunnel.
£300 against £359?

I thought the difference was quite a bit more for some reason.

Obviously quite a bit more than doing it direct which is about £150pp

Edited by Rick101 on Friday 12th January 09:23

chasingracecars

1,350 posts

31 months

Friday 12th January
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Rick101 said:
Extra car?

Does that mean it is usually 4 to a pitch/4 per car?

Do you know the pitch size? Standard 7x5m?
Yes it’s an 8x5m pitch or 4x10 some have electrics organised but that’s extra.

If you can’t fit the car on the pitch it’s extra and it’s one car per pitch for this reason. You can do 1 person to a pitch but it’s still more expensive then the parking place.

Rick101

5,608 posts

84 months

Friday 12th January
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Ahh okay. So 4 to a pitch.

Hmm, maybe where I got my higher figure from then as I had costed it at around £550pp iirc.

FARP

77 posts

92 months

Friday 12th January
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Travel destinations 2018 at their Porsche Curves Site £499.00 per person ( 2 Sharing)

Ben Jk

857 posts

100 months

Friday 19th January
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FARP said:
Travel destinations 2018 at their Porsche Curves Site £499.00 per person ( 2 Sharing)
We are paying £595 each - 3 up in a car and event tent. (glamping). Then on top there is the cost of arriving a day early, grandstand seats etc. etc

Our 3rd year going with TD. It's not cheap but facilities are very good (albeit we had a few issues in 2016), so would recommend them.

99dndd

1,016 posts

23 months

Friday 19th January
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Paying £401pp for Thomas Cook Sport for:

Wednesday - Monday Camping
Pre-erected Tent with Travel Light Pack (sleeping bag and pillow) because we're flying to Paris
Race Tickets
2 hour Coach Tour to Arnage and Mulsanne at 1am.

Expensive but it's our 1st time going so would like to leave as much in the hands of the professionals as possible.

Edited by 99dndd on Saturday 20th January 15:50

Rick101

5,608 posts

84 months

Friday 19th January
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Ben Jk said:
We are paying £595 each - 3 up in a car and event tent. (glamping). Then on top there is the cost of arriving a day early,
I don't mind the brokers making a profit but this did nark me with TD.

Taking the 2350 tunnel wed? Early travel charge ££

Want to take a roofbox? High roof charge ££


There is no difference in price for either so I think it quite unreasonable that the brokers charge notable bit extra for them.