The quaint historic city of Le Mans sets the backdrop for the French MotoGP Grand Prix. It's perhaps an unexpected location for a thrilling motorsport competition to take place, but it certainly provides a stunning backdrop!
Built in 1965, the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix Race Circuit is well known for its first-gear corners that push riders to their limits.
Circuit Bugatti, 72100 Le Mans, France
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Le Mans is very well-connected and can be reached in roughly 3 hours from Paris via the A11.
The town of Le Mans has a tram and bus service that can be used to reach the circuit. For information please see Le Mans public transport website*.
The circuit is just a 30 minute drive away from the Gare du Mans station. The station is well conected with frequent direct TGV trains from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport. To check prices and availability please see the SNCF website*.
From Le Mans city centre it's roughly a 40 minute taxi ride to the circuit. For a 24 hour taxi service you can call +33 (0)2 43 24 92 92.
For those looking to spend the French Grand Prix in the ultimate luxury, the VIP Village pass is for you!
The grandstands are located at different points around the track, so you can choose your favourite location and get a front row seat to all the action.
A general admission ticket is a great way to enjoy the Grand Prix, allowing you to change your location each day for different perspectives of all the race action. These tickets are sold for the whole weekend or just Sunday.
Group Offer General Admission:
The Group Offer ticket gets you a discount on weekend tickets for groups of 2, 3 and 4 people so you can enjoy the race with your friends and family.
Located in the picturesque region of Pays de la Loire, Le Mans is full of cultural and historic landmarks for you to visit during the Grand Prix weekend. Here are some of our suggestions:
Food & Beverage
- Jasnières: A dry French white wine made in the Sarthe department of the Pays de la Loire where Le Mans is situated. This wine is produced from Chenin blanc grapes.
-L'auberge de Bagatelle: If you want to get a taste of French haute cuisine then this restaurant is the one for you. This Michelin star restaurant located on the Eastern edge of the city is sure to delight your tastebuds. For more information head over to their website*.
- Loire Valley wine tasting & vineyard tours
- Cathédrale Saint Julien-Le Mans: In the heart of Le Mans you will find this charming gothic cathedral in honor of the city's first bishop, Saint Julian of Le Mans.
- Château du Lude: Located around 45km south of Le Mans is a stunning 10th century castle and gardens. The Château is part of the iconic Loire Valley Grands Châteaux route.