LM24 Camping Options - PV vs BN etc

LM24 Camping Options - PV vs BN etc

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jimmybell

Original Poster:

254 posts

50 months

Friday 2nd March
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Anyone have any core differences between the Premier Vert and Blue Nord sites?

I stayed in PV with PH back in 2016, it was excellent, but reading around it seems like BN maybe just as good if a little busier, but still has the bar/showers/brekky+dinner ?

Frankly there's not enough room in any of our cars to take cooking equipment, and the Tesla driver will want to stay as light as possible else it's 0-60 party trick will be mute.

The upfront sticker price of these seems expensive until you start to look at alternate options (that don't include any food, eurotunnel, etc). Team Langoustine option seems decent, but add eurotunnel it's around £400pp in a 2 person car, plus any food.

davidd

5,834 posts

217 months

Friday 2nd March
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jimmybell said:
Anyone have any core differences between the Premier Vert and Blue Nord sites?

I stayed in PV with PH back in 2016, it was excellent, but reading around it seems like BN maybe just as good if a little busier, but still has the bar/showers/brekky+dinner ?

Frankly there's not enough room in any of our cars to take cooking equipment, and the Tesla driver will want to stay as light as possible else it's 0-60 party trick will be mute.

The upfront sticker price of these seems expensive until you start to look at alternate options (that don't include any food, eurotunnel, etc). Team Langoustine option seems decent, but add eurotunnel it's around £400pp in a 2 person car, plus any food.
We always stay on the BN site. It is further to walk but you have your car next to your tent. Foot/Toilets/Showers are all excellent as is the atmosphere.

MadMacMcMad

1,214 posts

187 months

Friday 2nd March
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Op. If you are looking at public sites, then I would recommend BN. Allocated pitches 5 mins walk from the main entrance.
The TL site and public sites are chalk and cheese.
Unfortunately you pay per vehicle on all sites, so two in a car in the private sites will always work out expensive. There are options, so if you are considering private, give Andy a call at TL.

jimmybell

Original Poster:

254 posts

50 months

Friday 2nd March
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is the PH Bleu Nord area fenced inside Bleu Nord?

My only experience has been PV so not sure how it works in the other areas. If we can rock up with cars (and have them relatively safely parked) and popup tents and get breakfast and dinner sorted then that's ideal.

davidd

5,834 posts

217 months

Friday 2nd March
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1st tickets sell pitches on BN and in their own PH secure area in BN. You have to book for the secure area to get the food etc..

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MrC986

2,089 posts

124 months

Saturday 3rd March
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I've done the PH BN secure site for a number of years and whilst a shorter walk to the circuit is appealing with PV, its the fact we can park our cars right by the pitches on BN (we take the pre-erected tent option) that appeals to us & I'm a creature of habit now! The main PH site has never failed to deliver yet for us & I'm heading back for my 6th year with them which I guess says it all.

jimmybell

Original Poster:

254 posts

50 months

Saturday 3rd March
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ahh didn’t realise they did the pre-erected at BN too. does it come with all the same gear? I seem to remember a tent/sleeping bag/mattress/lamp etc.

Seems like a pretty decent option esp if you can get fed and it all be a few hundred cheaper than PV.


RL17

520 posts

26 months

Saturday 3rd March
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Stayed at BN with PH last year - most of facilities the same. Main difference is parking on pitch at Bleu Nord better if taking own tents (small etc) and the BN site had a bit of breeze coming over from airfield. BN busier in marquee etc. And a bit more noise at times from public sites next door.

Think PV has more people staying in pre-erected tents and two separate secure tarmac carparks, one AMOC I think.

BN 4 or 5 mins to circuit entrance by big wheel/Porsche experience centre and another 5 mins to start finish straight grandstands and village.

PV close to public banking by foot tunnel, but seemed a bit of hike away from main start finish area - but better if get tickets at Dunlop bridge end tribunes.

MrC986

2,089 posts

124 months

Saturday 3rd March
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jimmybell said:
ahh didn’t realise they did the pre-erected at BN too. does it come with all the same gear? I seem to remember a tent/sleeping bag/mattress/lamp etc.

Seems like a pretty decent option esp if you can get fed and it all be a few hundred cheaper than PV.
Yep, airbed and table/chairs included in the camping option at PH BN & we use the chairs whilst we are out and about watching the race.

I'm currently just travelling with one friend & you'd be more than welcome to join us on some of the "travels" whilst we are there & there's a lot of regulars to chat with - if you're "glamping" at PH BN there's normally fewer pre-erected tents as well which makes it easier to identify those from the forum who are there if they are doing it the easy way (which in my case allows me to take the car I'd like to LM24 rather than need i.e. sod the comfort wink )

jimmybell

Original Poster:

254 posts

50 months

Sunday 4th March
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MrC986 said:
jimmybell said:
ahh didn’t realise they did the pre-erected at BN too. does it come with all the same gear? I seem to remember a tent/sleeping bag/mattress/lamp etc.

Seems like a pretty decent option esp if you can get fed and it all be a few hundred cheaper than PV.
Yep, airbed and table/chairs included in the camping option at PH BN & we use the chairs whilst we are out and about watching the race.

I'm currently just travelling with one friend & you'd be more than welcome to join us on some of the "travels" whilst we are there & there's a lot of regulars to chat with - if you're "glamping" at PH BN there's normally fewer pre-erected tents as well which makes it easier to identify those from the forum who are there if they are doing it the easy way (which in my case allows me to take the car I'd like to LM24 rather than need i.e. sod the comfort wink )
Awesome thanks, will likely be 2-3 cars just trying to nail down the booking, not certain if there's actually any space left in 1st Tickets BN, will find out on Monday. If so - certainly up for a cuppa!

davidd

5,834 posts

217 months

Monday 5th March
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jimmybell said:
Awesome thanks, will likely be 2-3 cars just trying to nail down the booking, not certain if there's actually any space left in 1st Tickets BN, will find out on Monday. If so - certainly up for a cuppa!
I think there is..