So...who has booked for 2020?

So...who has booked for 2020?

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DaveTheRave87

1,447 posts

38 months

Thursday 5th December 2019
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TheTyreGuy said:
Me and my mate want to go to LM for the last of the LMP1 races, 2020.
We have staying at the Thomas Cook site for the last couple of years.
I know Team Langoustine have that site now.
Suggestions on somewhere that equals the TC site?
Key points:
Location inside track.
Toilet/shower facilities.
Bar/entertainment.

TC really did tick all of these boxes. Hopefully, we can find somewhere similar?

Also, am considering the idea of either getting the train from the UK, or flying and then train. Anyone have experience of this?

Thanks in advance.
Did this for my 1 and (so far) only trip last year. Worked well even though there was strike action on both travel days. We'd flown into Beauvais (Ryanair's version of Paris) and got the shuttle bus into actual Paris.

TGV from Paris is 55 minutes, cheap as chips and you have an assigned seat.

I'd booked with Thomas Cook and they had options for a pre-erected tent and a "travel light" kit that had all the sleeping stuff taken care of.

BenLowden

1,933 posts

126 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Friday 6th December 2019
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TheTyreGuy said:
Me and my mate want to go to LM for the last of the LMP1 races, 2020.
We have staying at the Thomas Cook site for the last couple of years.
I know Team Langoustine have that site now.
Suggestions on somewhere that equals the TC site?
Key points:
Location inside track.
Toilet/shower facilities.
Bar/entertainment.

TC really did tick all of these boxes. Hopefully, we can find somewhere similar?

Also, am considering the idea of either getting the train from the UK, or flying and then train. Anyone have experience of this?

Thanks in advance.
We have a group that are flying to Paris and getting the train down to stay on the PH Premier Vert campsite – just a few minutes walk from the tram stop outside the MMArena.

Ticks all of your boxes and a stone throw from Chapelle Curve. You can opt to have a pre-erected tent with air mattress and sleeping bag to reduce luggage too. More details here (you can opt not to have a channel crossing when building your package): https://1st-tickets.co.uk/event/pistonheads-at-le-...

leyorkie

957 posts

125 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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Stanstead to Tours is easy, shuttle to the train station and then local train to Le Mans.

DMN

2,702 posts

88 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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Plus Tour is a great place if you get stuck for an hour or four.

wsn03

859 posts

50 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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DMN said:
Plus Tour is a great place if you get stuck for an hour or four.
We went to Tours in 2017 for half a day, very nice place for an overnight stay.

ferrus

24 posts

11 months

Friday 6th December 2019
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BenLowden said:
TheTyreGuy said:
Me and my mate want to go to LM for the last of the LMP1 races, 2020.
We have staying at the Thomas Cook site for the last couple of years.
I know Team Langoustine have that site now.
Suggestions on somewhere that equals the TC site?
Key points:
Location inside track.
Toilet/shower facilities.
Bar/entertainment.

TC really did tick all of these boxes. Hopefully, we can find somewhere similar?

Also, am considering the idea of either getting the train from the UK, or flying and then train. Anyone have experience of this?

Thanks in advance.
We have a group that are flying to Paris and getting the train down to stay on the PH Premier Vert campsite – just a few minutes walk from the tram stop outside the MMArena.

Ticks all of your boxes and a stone throw from Chapelle Curve. You can opt to have a pre-erected tent with air mattress and sleeping bag to reduce luggage too. More details here (you can opt not to have a channel crossing when building your package): https://1st-tickets.co.uk/event/pistonheads-at-le-...
Almost the same itinerary here - for the last four Le Mans.

Flight into CDG
Train from the TGV station inside the Airport Terminal 2 (direct to Le Mans)
Tram from outside Le Mans station to the MMArena entrance
100m walk to Premier Vert, with a pre-erected, sleeping bag, pillow, light
Really, really easy

easyJet and Jet2 often have cheap flights to CDG, and I've found 1st call TGV tickets with pre-selected seats from CDG to Le mans for as little as £14.

I can highly recommend this way of getting there, unless the convoy across the channel is a big part of your trip. I know it's an important part of the Le Mans experience for a lot of people. Me - I prefer comfort biggrin


Premier Vert is expensive (probably not much more than TC however), but includes everything you want and had at the other site.
One question - why not try Team Langoustine again, if you liked TC? I thought they provided pre-erected tents on request, at their current site.

Printertosh

521 posts

117 months

Tuesday 10th December 2019
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Amazed to see Maison Blanche camping tickets available on the ACO site yesterday! They've gone now but I remember when it was impossible to find one of those at any time of the year. Managed to bag a couple of Tertre Rouge camping tickets myself yesterday so imagine it's not going to be as busy next year as previous years. 2021 will definitely be a different story with the hypercar era starting!
Going to be a proper fight to get camping tickets for that year shoot

vincegail

2,111 posts

104 months

Tuesday 10th December 2019
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Where did you purchase the Tertre Rouge tickets? They used to be like hen's teeth at this time of the year, just like the Maison Blanche tickets, or even more so.

gt6

1,223 posts

134 months

Tuesday 10th December 2019
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Yep Tertre Rouge have been a problem this year for me, taken almost a month of wrangling with the ACO to get a single TR ticket and still need a couple more from somewhere, so help from anywhere would be appreciated.

Printertosh

521 posts

117 months

Wednesday 11th December 2019
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vincegail said:
Where did you purchase the Tertre Rouge tickets? They used to be like hen's teeth at this time of the year, just like the Maison Blanche tickets, or even more so.
Got the last 2 from an agent after I failed miserably to get them after joining ACO on the day tickets were released to members. That's why I don't expect this coming year to be busy the fact they were still available and Maison Blanche was popping up on the ACO site.

gt6

1,223 posts

134 months

Wednesday 11th December 2019
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i have tried the usual agencies and they have all said no TR left at the moment but they also said they expect some people will not pay the balance due in february so they may have some available then, which agent did you use

Tyre Smoke

12,852 posts

210 months

Wednesday 11th December 2019
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Currently trying to work out the most cost effective way to get from Devon over for the test weekend.

The ferry from Portsmouth for a car is as much as the main event with a Range Rover and twin axle caravan!

Shortlist is Eurostar/fly CDG and rent a car or train to LM.

LM24Nut

Original Poster:

302 posts

11 months

Sunday 15th December 2019
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gt6 said:
i have tried the usual agencies and they have all said no TR left at the moment but they also said they expect some people will not pay the balance due in february so they may have some available then, which agent did you use
We have space on our TR plots if you're interested...PM me and I'm sure we can sort something out.

leyorkie

957 posts

125 months

Sunday 15th December 2019
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Tyre Smoke said:
Currently trying to work out the most cost effective way to get from Devon over for the test weekend.

The ferry from Portsmouth for a car is as much as the main event with a Range Rover and twin axle caravan!

Shortlist is Eurostar/fly CDG and rent a car or train to LM.
Not checked recently but there were flights from Southampton, FlyB I think, to Angers, Rennes and other destinations in Northern France.
All within 2 hours drive of Le Mans.

gt6

1,223 posts

134 months

Sunday 15th December 2019
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LM24Nut said:
We have space on our TR plots if you're interested...PM me and I'm sure we can sort something out.
I have tried to email but it seems to not allow it.


LM24Nut

Original Poster:

302 posts

11 months

Sunday 15th December 2019
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gt6 said:
I have tried to email but it seems to not allow it.
Emailed you...hopefully it works lolz

Jim on the hill

3,809 posts

139 months

Wednesday 18th December 2019
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LM24Nut said:
gt6 said:
i have tried the usual agencies and they have all said no TR left at the moment but they also said they expect some people will not pay the balance due in february so they may have some available then, which agent did you use
We have space on our TR plots if you're interested...PM me and I'm sure we can sort something out.
Your account doesn't support emails?

Jim on the hill

3,809 posts

139 months

Wednesday 18th December 2019
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So I've booked tickets and the Eurotunnel but can't find any campsite options?

Anyone got any links to where you can just book a pitch? 3 of us going over in 1 car.

FredericRobinson

1,879 posts

181 months

Wednesday 18th December 2019
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The ACO website, Just Tickets, Team Langoustine, Tickets2u, etc etc, google 'official le mans 24 ticket agents'

gt6

1,223 posts

134 months

Wednesday 18th December 2019
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The ACO still have plenty of spaces on some sites but obviously some sites like Tertre rouge are sold out.