Le Mans 24 Hours
85th Anniversary of Le Mans 24 Hours
Be a part of the world`s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing - 24 Heures du Mans! Held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans, France, this is one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world. Did you know this race is often called the "Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency"?
How much endurance do you have? Do you have what it takes to keep up? Prove it! Join Grand Prix Tours in 2017, we have all you need; tickets, hospitality, transfers & package. Optional Chateaux and Vineyards tours.
Le Mans 24 Hours--tickets--24 hour hospitality--transfers--Chateaux visits
The road to the podium is simple enough but requires much more than any other race. The most ingeniously designed car helps, but doesn`t cut it; the most talented drivers make a difference, but it`s not enough; the most seamlessly aligned team is indispensable, but falls short. In order to win Le Man you need something more: an unequaled endurance and the will power to match it. For a grueling 24 hours drivers battle it out over an 8 mile circuit, fighting physical and mental fatigue while testing the skill and stamina of every crew member.
As a fan you can choose to tough it out with them, witness "Happy Hour" (the first glimpse of sunrise) through bleary eyes and experience the same adrenaline rush when those last few minutes tick down. Skill, speed, and stamina are the three S`s that mark the world`s best automobile race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Experience the ultimate in endurance sports car racing and a weekend you won`t soon forget!
Staying in Tours offers an opportunity to visit the many famous Chateaux and vineyards. Spend an extra day or two and we will organize day visits to the Loire Valleys rich history.
|*General Admission [+]||$145.00|
|Pits Stand [+]||
|RP24 Hospitality [+]||
|Tavano Grandstand [+]||
|Pit Walk & Pit Stand [+]||
|*Raccordement Stand [+]||$345.00|
|* indicates ticket is on request|
|Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice. Additional options that are not listed here may be available. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.|
RACE OVERVIEW"24 Heures du Mans"
The 24 hour endurance race in Le Mans France is by far the most the most incredible sports car event in the world. Nearly all the major car makers in the world have entered and pitted their skills against others with the same idea. Le Mans is set in the French countryside just a couple of hours outside Paris by TGV, France`s 180 mph trains.
There are the teams that sometimes only enter this one race but spend a year designing their spectacular prototypes to win the prestigious twenty-four hour event. Sometimes it is to introduce an iconic brand as Volkswagen did for their new Bentley luxury sports car range a few years ago. It worked so well that Bentley has again become the iconic sports-car brand of the nineteen-twenties and thirties that W O Bentley created, after over fifty years of being a tuned up Rolls Royce.
They come in their thousands from the four corners of the world following their teams with great expectations. Some staying in expensive luxurious Chateau`s while others come with a tent and toothbrush in hand. Many stay up for the twenty four hours, while others helicopter back to their luxury accommodations during the short night. Hotels are hard to find, yet Grand Prix Tours has a mix of options that are reasonably priced and certainly more than comfortable. If you want to stay all night we have a hospitality location where you can stay, or we will take you back to the hotel. Want to check out the other side of the track, no problem we have a van to take you. Helicopter rides around the track...yes, we can organize that.
We stay in the fabulous town of Tours in the Loire Valley, amongst the famed chateau that French royalty built for their excesses, and the vineyards for which the French are so famous. Delightful French cuisine, champagne and wine, a plate of cheese with maybe ten different types and taste, and you have to try the crepes and Grand Marnier at the track. Delicious.
Stay a little longer and visit the Loire Valley, a taste of wine here, a chateau there, a gourmet dinner in Tours in the beautiful historic area. You will not be disappointed. Your hotel is the Oceania Hotel L`Univers, not new, but with lots of character from its 150 year existents of looking after the rich and famous. It has recently been renovated, but has lost none of its historic flair.