So...who has booked for 2020?

So...who has booked for 2020?

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LM24Nut

Original Poster:

302 posts

11 months

Thursday 19th December 2019
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Jim on the hill said:
Your account doesn't support emails?
It does now, cheers.

And GT6's email has arrived...will reply back, sorry for the delay!

covmutley

1,855 posts

139 months

Sunday 5th January
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Hi. I'm pricing up for me and my 11 year old son to go to our first le man.

Will probably get a ferry first thing on the friday, returning sunday night. I'm looking to book a camping pitch. I don't mind a bit of fun and lack of sleep, but nothing too full on given my sons age!

Can you seasoned visitors help recommend please?

Cheapest seems to be the official (aco?) Website. 82 euros admission and about 70 euro for pitch at beasejour, although reading this thread makes me think paying a bit more for blue nord would probably be a good idea?


MadMacMcMad

1,235 posts

203 months

Sunday 5th January
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Really depends on budget. Private site offers a lot more but primarily peace of mind.
It would be good to be happy that your 11 year old can walk about within site compounds and use marquee etc without worrying.
24hr security, But it costs of course. Budget £500 + crossing + your race ticket. Your boy gets in free.

To add one more.
If your budget doesn't stretch to the above, then do Bleu Nord £95 from an agent. The pitches are marked and unmolested. It will be waiting for you when you arrive. If you choose Beau and arrive on Friday, then you will be at the back of beyond and a half hour walk to the village. Don't let others convince you to go to Beau unless you have to!

Edited by MadMacMcMad on Sunday 5th January 18:00

FredericRobinson

1,879 posts

181 months

Sunday 5th January
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If you possibly can, get there earlier than Friday

Tyre Smoke

12,852 posts

210 months

Sunday 5th January
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FredericRobinson said:
If you possibly can, get there earlier than Friday
Definitely this. If only for Thursday so you can watch some qualifying. And if it suits you, the driver's parade in town on Friday - Not my thing, too many crowds, but it's worth hitting town for some atmosphere and food.

LawrieC

24 posts

53 months

Sunday 5th January
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Remember that with the race finishing at 4pm, and all the French leaving at 4:05pm, Le Mans will be gridlocked. Plus, there are major roadworks north of Le Mans, and the A28 toll booth at Rouen.

Call in with flu, and do Thursday to Monday.

covmutley

1,855 posts

139 months

Sunday 5th January
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Ok, cheers chaps. No way I could take him out of school 3 days. Sounds like it would be worth getting there thursday though.

Just need to get it past the mrs!

MrC986

2,530 posts

140 months

Sunday 5th January
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covmutley said:
Ok, cheers chaps. No way I could take him out of school 3 days. Sounds like it would be worth getting there thursday though.

Just need to get it past the mrs!
Just say to school he’s going on a “French trip” & show him some of the historic stuff on the way back & help him do some preparation for a school project/presentation when he gets back wink

Tyre Smoke

12,852 posts

210 months

Monday 6th January
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covmutley said:
Ok, cheers chaps. No way I could take him out of school 3 days. Sounds like it would be worth getting there thursday though.

Just need to get it past the mrs!
He's 11. It's not like he's about to sit his GCSE exams. When my lad was 11 he came for six days. You just need to ring the school on Thursday am with the sickness and diahorrea thing. That guarantees he is off Friday with the 48 hour rule. And his mum rings in to say you're keeping him off Monday just to be sure he's better.
Believe me, it's something he will never forget and will thank you forever for.

Nosynchro

171 posts

96 months

Monday 6th January
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Beausejour is fine these days even on a Friday arrival if you find the right bits

OFORBES

248 posts

49 months

Tuesday 7th January
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After wanting to go for 30 years, last year was my first experience and I loved it and whilst the camping was half the fun this year we have decided to do the Flexotel Village with Travel Destinations.

Cant wait!! biggrin

delta0

1,227 posts

55 months

Tuesday 7th January
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Starting to make enquiries now. 1st tickets are the only ones that haven’t quoted yet from the email I sent out to each.

G30001

30 posts

92 months

Tuesday 7th January
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2nd year with a new group, but 9th year in a row can't wait.

booked up in Houx easily the best public site, in the middle of everything.

We started off in Maison Blanche about 30 yards from the Track (doesn't exist anymore) so close you could tell the cars by the vibration through your airbed!!!

down Thursday back Monday!!!

Kev_Mk3

1,477 posts

44 months

Tuesday 7th January
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G30001 said:
2nd year with a new group, but 9th year in a row can't wait.

booked up in Houx easily the best public site, in the middle of everything.

We started off in Maison Blanche about 30 yards from the Track (doesn't exist anymore) so close you could tell the cars by the vibration through your airbed!!!

down Thursday back Monday!!!
Houx is great been there for a fair few years since we got moved out of MB. I do miss MB but Houx is decent.

vincegail

2,111 posts

104 months

Tuesday 7th January
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G30001 said:
We started off in Maison Blanche about 30 yards from the Track (doesn't exist anymore) so close you could tell the cars by the vibration through your airbed!!!
In 1998 I camped at Karting Nord about 15 metres away from the track, and every time the Panozes went by, the car alarm of our neighbour's car went off! Sweet memories biggrin

MrC986

2,530 posts

140 months

Wednesday 8th January
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delta0 said:
Starting to make enquiries now. 1st tickets are the only ones that haven’t quoted yet from the email I sent out to each.
I've just had confirmation of my booking on the Classic from them as I'm doing both & I know they are very busy currently....just give them a phone call wink

delta0

1,227 posts

55 months

Thursday 9th January
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MrC986 said:
I've just had confirmation of my booking on the Classic from them as I'm doing both & I know they are very busy currently....just give them a phone call wink
Got a quote through from them. I’m doing the classic this year. More than likely going to be on their BN site. See you there if you are!

jonnyfox

40 posts

147 months

Thursday 16th January
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Busting the Le Mans cherry with my boy. Due to his work commitments it will be a bit of a taster, we are arriving Friday tea time. I know we'll miss the parade and other stuff earlier in the day but are there any foreseeable issues arriving at this time? Staying at Premier Vert, I'll be the bloke asking endless questions! Also what is Premier Vert like Sunday night, leaving Monday morning?

Really looking forward to it.
Thanks
Jonny

Edited by jonnyfox on Thursday 16th January 21:09

Tyre Smoke

12,852 posts

210 months

Thursday 16th January
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I might be wrong, but Premier Vert is little more than a car park isn't it?

jonnyfox

40 posts

147 months

Thursday 16th January
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I don't understand, what do you mean?