Le Mans 24 Hours FAQs

Frequently asked questions about Le Mans :


What and when is Le Mans?

Le Mans is the French home town of the 24 hours race – an endurance motor race like no other and with approximately 250,000 spectators it is one of the largest sporting events in the world. The 24 hour race takes place every year in the middle of June.

Where is Le Mans?

Le Mans is close to the Loire Valley, France - approximately 130 miles west of Paris.

When should I go to the Le Mans 24 Hours?

We would recommend you go on Wednesday or Thursday before the race and return Sunday evening. There are lots of things to see and do before the 24 hours race but once the Le Mans 24hrs race has finished most people will go home.

What tickets will I need to watch the 24 hours race?

Everyone will need a Le Mans 24hr general entrance ticket per person. This gets you pedestrian access into the Le Mans circuit and general viewing areas. If you want to stay at the circuit you will need a Le Mans 24 hours camping pass per vehicle. Le Mans 24hrs grandstand tickets are a good additional extra. Le Mans 24 hours entry tickets and camping permits are bar coded and scanned as you enter and leave the Le Mans 24 hours circuit.

If I camp on-circuit how many campsite tickets will I need?

You will need at least one camping permit per vehicle. Each pitch has an allocated space of 7m x 5m. Both your vehicle and tent will need to fit into this space. If you require more than 7m x 5m for either a number of tents or a large vehicle/motorhome/caravan you will need to buy additional Le Mans 24 hours camping permits.

There seems to be a lot of campsites at the Le Mans 24 hours?

There are around 15 different on-circuit campsites at the Le Mans 24 hours. They all offer very similar basic toilet and shower facilities. We can advise you of the best one to suit your needs. For more information on Le Mans 24 hours campsite please follow this link to our camping page.

Which grandstands are the best?

Having a reserved grandstand seat guarantees an unobstructed view of the race.  The closer to the Le Mans start/finish line the more expensive however some of the stands at the top of the circuit near the Dunlop Bridge,  offer excellent views of the action. We can advise you of the best location to suit your requirements. For further details on Le Mans 24 hours grandstands please follow this link to our grandstand page.

Never been to Le Mans?

If you've never been to the Le Mans 24 Hours and are not quite sure what it entails, click here to see the 3 minute Le Mans experience!

Why book tickets through tickets-2-u?

We make it easy for you. You can pick up the phone, call us on 0844 873 0204 and our experienced staff will complete your order. All our staff have been to Le Mans so they can give the best advice and talk about the race and their experiences. Importantly we are also backed by Travel Destinations, an ABTA member and an official agent of the Le Mans 24 Hours. This ensures that you can book your Le Mans tickets with us, confident that you are getting the best advice and the best tickets.