Key Facts, International Travel, and Things to Do


    Tucked deep into the heart of France, Le Mans is a beautiful medieval city with lots to offer, and not just to sports enthusiasts! Crossed by the river Sarthe, and capital of the Sarthe region, this city follows with its tradition in the world of motorsports, and hosts the French MotoGP at the Bugatti Circuit, located just 20km outside the city.

    With a stunning old town, its own culinary specialties – the rillettes – and remnants of Roman baths and wall, Le Mans offers entertainment, culture and gastronomy for all pockets.

    • Language: French
    • Currency: Euro (EUR)
    • Time Zone: CEST (GMT+0200)

    International Travel

    Le Mans Bugatti circuit is located on the edge of the city of Le Mans, in the North-West of France. Le Mans Airport serves domestic and short-haul flights. International visitors may find they need to fly into Paris as the nearest hub, located approximately 200km away. There is a TGV connection to Le Mans from Paris, as well as from Nantes, Rennes, Brest, Lille and Marseille.


    For more information on where to stay and accommodation, check out our dedicated Accommodation page.

    Things To Do

    Motorsports enthusiasts will not want to miss out on a visit to the “Musee des 24 heures du Mans”, museum for the famous 24 hours long race hosted in the city every year.

    But why not also take a stroll along the riverbank, while enjoying a croissant? Or the botanical garden, to soak up the clean, crisp air of a French summer? The old town, Cite Plantagenet, will enchant with its architecture, and for those looking for more, there are museums to be found for lovers of the arts and history in Musee de la Tesse and de la reine Berengere, respectively.

    If after the cheese, the rillettes, the croissants and other culinary delicacies you are in need of a bit of moving around, you can walk up to the highest area of Le Mans and enjoy the sweeping panorama.

    Location Map

    Important Info

    Provisional Date

    The date of this race is based on the provisional calendar. Usually these dates do not change but this cannot be guaranteed until the final calendar is released towards the end of the year. If the date of the race does change, it will not affect the validity of any tickets you purchase for the event. If possible, we recommend booking any accommodation and flights/travel on a flexible basis or waiting until the calendar is confirmed.

    For extra peace of mind, you can take out Booking Protection cover at the checkout and receive a refund on your booking including service and delivery fees if the event month changes and you cannot attend on the new date.

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