Le Mans 2018 - seven good reasons why

This year we’re happy. Why? Because we get a double dose of Le Mans thanks to it being a Le Mans Classic year. That’s right two doses of that “Le Mans vibe” that cannot be replicated anywhere else.

Of course there'll be the likes of Alonso (at the 24 Hours) and Bell (at the Classic) to look forward to. But there's more. There's waking to the sound of the engines speeding around the infamous circuit, the chatter of fellow racing enthusiasts absorbed by the events unfolding before them, the smell of petrol fumes mixed with frites and crepes and, as dusk approaches, it's sitting outside with a beer and a burger - slightly weather-beaten (be it from rain or shine) - feeling relaxed and content in a world far away from the banalities of home.

Private Camping at Le Mans

Okay, here at Speed Chills we may be a little bit biased. But we’re part of those lucky few who absolutely love our job, and here’s seven good reasons why we think you’d love private camping at Le Mans, too.

1. The Clubhouse

This will be your home from home over the race weekend. And what a home it is. A well-stocked bar, the best food and drink at Le Mans served by our English speaking team, 24 hour racing coverage on our large screens and plenty of places to sit and relax with your friends and fellow campsite companions. And, at the Le Mans 24 Hours, the party really gets going with our excellent live entertainment on Friday and Sunday nights at our Beausejour campsite.

2. The best of both worlds (Le Mans 24 Hours)

We have two private camping sites for Le Mans 24 Hours, one at Bleu Sud and one at Beausejour and each have their different qualities. Bleu Sud is closer to the circuit being immediately opposite Maison Blanche. Conveniently close to the start / finish line this a smaller, more laid back tree-lined site, which gets booked up quickly due to its size. N.B This site is now full for 2018 but book ahead for 2019 to secure a space next time.

Beausejour is our bigger site based in the middle of the circuit, where you get a 360 degree soundtrack to the race (easily muffled with earplugs when you do need to get a bit of kip). It has the same excellent facilities as Blue Sud with the added extra of being the host for our Friday & Sunday night live entertainment.

Dressing up for the Classic

3. Good Vibrations (Le Mans Classic)

The feedback we always get for Le Mans Classic is how relaxed and friendly the atmosphere is at our Private Campsite in Bleu Sud. All those who book private camping for Le Mans Classic will stay at the conveniently positioned Bleu Sud, which Speed Chills has exclusive use of. It’s an excellent spot, with shaded areas and a comfortable clubhouse. It’s a wonderful place to sit back, relax and take in the sights, sounds and uniqueness of the Le Mans Classic.

4. Bring your pride and joy

The drive down to Le Mans is part of the whole experience, whether it’s for the 24 Hours or the Classic. Car spotting becomes a full time sport; locals adorn the bridges over the motorways looking for friendly honks of the horns as we pass underneath them. And it doesn’t stop when you get to the campsite. We encourage you and your friends to bring your pride and joys, whether they’re modern, classic, retro or vintage. There’s nothing better than seeing a line of interesting looking motors parked alongside the tents. And don’t forget we also have the infield eligible car display area at the Le Mans Classic. And Car Club Members also get an exclusive private camping group discount.

5. Excellent security and facilities

Did you know around 260,000 people (a large proportion of which are Brits) descend on Le Mans at the 24 Hour race? With this in mind our private campsites have secured fencing and are guarded 24 hours a day by our surveillance team, at both the 24 Hours and the Classic.

We also provide extremely clean separate male and female toilet and hot shower facilities with little or no queues. Making the whole camping experience much more enjoyable and civilised.

6. In safe hands

Booking with Speed Chills isn’t just the most fun, reliable, clean, tasty, relaxed, enjoyable, secure, best-priced, convenient and easy option. It’s also the safest. Being an ABTA member you’re in safe hands. Being a member means we can guarantee you’ll receive a high standard of service, fair terms of trading and accurate information.

7. And Finally (although not technically about Private Camping)………Tickets, tickets, tickets

While we’d love for you to stay with us on site at our Private Campsites for both the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Le Mans Classic, we understand that sometimes people just like to make their own arrangements. With this in mind, we’d like to bring to your attention that as a UK official agency of both events we have a license from the ACO to sell every public campsite and event ticket. So whether you need a grandstand ticket, or a public camping pitch we can help you too.

To book your private camping package at Le Mans call us on 01494 211024 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can give you a tailored quote depending on your party-size, your travel requirements and the sort of ticket you’d like.

For Private Camping at Le Mans 24 Hours prices start from £279pp - based on 4 people sharing a C35 pitch on 'Speed Chills - Beausejour' via Dover/Calais. Price INCLUDES General Admission.

For Private Camping at Le Mans Classic prices start from £243 per person - based on 4 people sharing a C35 pitch on 'Speed Chills - Bleu Sud' via Dover/Calais. Price INCLUDES General Admission and Paddock Pass.