Le Mans Classic, July 01-02, 2023
The Le Mans Classic is held every two years; 2023 will see the 11th Le Mans Classic continue its' rapid ascendancy to being one of the great historic motor racing events. It will put together the cars which wrote the 24 Hour history book between 1923 and 1979 - in total, it is expected there will be more than 350 participants. 2023 will also be the 100th Centenary of the Le Mans 24 Hours 2023 - there is expected to be a month long celebration beginning at the the Le Mans 24 Hours and finishing at the Le Mans Classic.
The cars will be divided into six grids, each representing a different era. They will follow each other on the track, hour after hour, for 24 hours. The start of the race will take the form of a traditional Le Mans start. In keeping with tradition, the start will be on Saturday at 16:00 with the finish 24 hours later.
In 2023, as in 2022, the paddocks and village will open from Thursday afternoon. The event will revert to a biennial basis in 2023; therefore the next event after 2023 will be July 2025.
In addition to an exhibition of an array of wonderful cars, this international historic car meeting will also feature a parade of European Clubs on the long circuit and an auction of collectors' cars and automobilia.
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The Le Mans Classic Weekend
The Classic takes place every other year and is a superb throw back to one of the most legendary races in the world. It is the biggest European assembly of historic cars - historic cars have universal appeal and there's no finer sight than a full grid of cars and drivers lining up, ears of corn style, to be first off on the formation lap.
396 cars whose common feature is to have taken part in the Le Mans 24 Hours between 1923 and 1979, will be divided into 6 grids according to their period. In keeping with tradition, the start will be at 16:00 on Saturday afternoon and the chequered flag will be hung out at 16:00 on Sunday.
The entry list is mouth watering: an Aston Martin LM 1931, a Ferrari 250 GT Bedinetta 1960, Ford GT 40's from the mid 1960's and the famous Porsche 917 from the early 1970's.
Circuit Hotels & Trackside Hotels - Walk to the Circuit
We are the only operator to feature 3 circuit hotels for the Le Mans Classic. The new Hotel H24 and the newly renovated Le Circuit Hotel (ex Hotel Green 7) are a short walk to Tertre Rouge or the main entrance. There are no hotels that are closer. Our third circuit hotel is the superb Hotel Ibis Styles Mulsanne (ex Hotel Kyriad) which is located right on the Mulsanne corner - you can now watch the racing from a superb first floor terrace! Please click on the price panel for further details of hotels.
Le Mans Classic Hotels
Please click on the price panel for further details of hotels. All our hotels are in Le Mans – some are actually within walking distance of the circuit. We call ourselves "on site" because that is exactly what we deliver - no coach transfers, no long drives, no traffic jams - accommodation where it should be. We offer such wonderfully located hotels such as the Hotel Ibis Styles Mulsanne, Campanile Arnage, Hotel Campanile Le Mans Gare and Premiere Classe Ouest.
All our hotels have been chosen to be within walking distance of the superb Le Mans tramway system or to be within walking distance of the circuit entrance. The tramway takes you to Antares, where you would alight for the circuit. Tramway Map All our hotels also provide car parking.
Tour Package Inclusions & Prices
For crossings by P&O Ferries, Brittany Ferries and DFDS, please look at the "Channel Crossing Supplements" grid below.
All prices do not include entrance, grandstand tickets or paddock access.
Tours from London and Paris by rail are also available using the following hotels: Hotel H24, Le Circuit Hotel (ex Green 7), Campanile Le Mans Gare and Premiere Classe Ouest - please ask reservations.
All prices based on 4 passengers per car. Occupancy supplements apply below.
Single rooms available - please call or e-mail for prices. Prices do not include tickets.
Channel Crossing Supplements
Brittany Ferry supplement prices subject to fluctuation - call reservations for best options / quotes. Eurotunnel & P&O Ferries offer a wide choice of departure times throughout the day and night.
Brittany Ferries Cabin & Reclining Seat Supplements & Club Class Channel Travel
For Brittany Ferries, it is mandatory to purchase cabins (if available) for overnight crossings:
For P&O Ferries, the following is available on the Dover-Calais-Dover crossing: