A Travel Guide to the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans

June 14, 2019 2 min read

A Travel Guide to the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans

It's that time of the year once again for the most demanding automobile race in the world - the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Hundreds of thousands of motorsport fanatics travel from around the globe to the quaint French countryside Le Mans, France every June to witness the sporting spectacle on site. If you're planning to join the excitement, this guide will help you make the most of the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since 1923.

 

Fun fact: Extreme Speed Motorsports co-owner and Lady Jetset co-founder Scott Sharp, used to participate in this historic race event.

 

#30 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier JS P2 Nissan: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Johannes van Overbeek at 24 Hours of Le Mans - June 28th, 2016 - Image via www.motorsport.com

#30 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier JS P2 Nissan: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Johannes van Overbeek at 24 Hours of Le Mans - June 28th, 2016 - Image via www.motorsport.com



Where To Stay
There are many hotel accommodations to consider when visiting Le Mans, France. Racegoers usually travel in groups so hotels near Circuit de la Sarthe like Le Mans Country Club, Hotel ibis Le Mans Centre and Novotel Le Mans are most likely overflowing with guests around this time. If you stay at these hotels, you will hear car engines roaring all throughout the week. If you're looking to stay off the circuit for quieter nights and chill vibes, consider checking in to privately owned chateaux like Domaine de Villeray in Condeau - which is an hour away from the circuit.



Where To Eat 
On-site catering is available in the circuit with bars and food stands. Be reminded that the lines tend to lengthen during the peak of the race. Make yourself comfortable by wearing something super comfortable like a wide leg, high waisted pants paired with a form-fitting black tank top layered with light jackets, blazers, or over shirts.

 

If you would like to dine out in town, wear a flowing, silk dress with a relaxed fit falling over your frame to for that perfect easy and breezy look.

 

We recommend Auberge des 7 Plats if you wish to try warming local specialities. This French restaurant serves a seasonal menu of seven starters and main dishes plus over 12 deserts. Their specialty beef and duck are delicious and tender. It's a very popular spot so make sure you call to make a reservation. Another favorite would be Le Grenier a Sel where they provide complimentary Rilletes! Their Carpaccio de Boeuf is a must-try.  



Don't Forget to Visit....


The Museum of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (French: Musee des 24 Heures du Mans). A mini dress with ruffled skirt is the perfect outfit for a day at the museum because it will allow you to move around freely and see everything!

This motorsport museum is located at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. It was founded in 1961 as the Automobile Museum de la Sarthe. Inside are the amazing classic cars and memorabilia from past events. It also has a gift shop where you can pick up a souvenir. 


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