18th - 20th May 2018

Grand Prix De France 2018 - Information

Useful practical information about the event

When is the event?

The whole event date

18th - 20th May 2018

The main event (race day)

20th May 2018

Where

Address:

Le Mans Bugatti Circuit
Le Mans
France

Travel tips:

Fly to Paris then take the TGV from CDG airport to Le Mans city. City hotels are a short taxi

On site helpline:

+44 131 202 6544

Useful documents

Download printable brochure HERE
Download event programme HERE
Download accreditation guide HERE

Interactive map

Trip advice

General Information

Built in 1965 and incorporating a section of the 13.65km Circuit de la Sarthe used for the traditional 24-hour race, the Bugatti Circuit is located 5km south of the city of Le Mans, 200km south-west of Paris.

By air
The nearest international airport to Le Mans is Paris (Charles de Gaul or Orly). Try skyscanner.com or kayak.com to find out what airlines will get you there. From the airport we recommend either driving yourself or travelling on one of the high-speed trains. See section on rail below.
To get around Paris itself via public transport, see the interactive map on http://www.ratp.info/orienter/cv/carteparis.php

By road
The distance from Paris is approximately 200km and approximately 1hr 45 minutes. Plan your journey on viamichelin.com.
If you are coming by bike, please let us know so we can arrange secure parking for you. All our hotels have secure parking available.

Car rental
It is convenient to rent a car from Paris (both airport). Be sure to bring a GPS navigator with you to help you get through the network of motorways!

By rail
The best public transport to Le Mans is the TGV from Paris. See http://www.sncf.co.uk/ for details; we can book you a ticket if you wish although it is cheaper if you just buy on the spot or in advance from their web site. Be warned: these trains frequently sell out! An ordinary return ticket is roughly 35 EUR. The trains from Charles de Gaul take about 1.5hrs; but are rather infrequent. You may also consider a train from the Montparnasse station in south Paris. These trains run hourly; to get there either navigate the metro (a bit of a nightmare if you have baggage) or there is a shuttle bus from the airport (better) (look for Air France bus Paris CDG - Montparnasse or Orly - Montparnasse)

When you get to Le Mans station, it is a very short taxi ride to our hotels; we can arrange a chauffeured service if you prefer. You can also take a tram virtually door-to-door (see below, get off at RÉPUBLIQUE - exit St Martin - for Hotel Levasseur, PRÉFECTURE for the Concorde)

By coach
There is a limited availability of coach connections - we recommend the train. However to get a coach from either CDG or Orly to Montparnasse (to pick up the TGV) see http://transfer.airport-paris.com/air-france-coach-service.htm for connecting coach info

Getting around Le Mans
We recommend using the new tram system. To our hotel from the station (GARES), catch a tram to the Place de la Republique. From here to the circuit, take tram to station ANTARÉS if you have Garage vert tickets (red line Université - Antarés) or OASIS on Line 17 for Privilege / main entrance (http://www.setram.fr/docs/0809-L17.pdf). Then it's a short walk from the terminus to the main entrance of the circuit.

Le Mans itself is a walking town - from our Classic hotel to the heart of the medieval town is about 10 minutes or 400m.