Located at the heart of France, Le Mans is a beautiful medieval city with lots to offer, motor sport fan or not! Crossed by the river Sarthe, this city is steeped in motor sport tradition and with the 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 tastes.
Le Mans 24 hour 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.
Motorsports enthusiasts will not want to miss out on a visit to the “Musee des 24 heures du Mans”, a museum dedicated to the 24 hour long race hosted in the city every year.
For some peace and quiet before or after the on-track action, the town will enchant with it's stunning architecture, botanical gardens and traditional cafes. There are museums to be found in Musee de la Tesse and e la Reine Berengere, for those who need a cultural fix!
WEC visits Le Mans in June, when there are pleasant temperatures, although rain has affected races in previous years, so always be prepared!