Musee des 24 Heures-Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans
(4.4/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
Musee des 24 Heures-Circuit de la Sarthe was founded in 1961 in one location, but in 1991, it was adopted by the organizers of the 24 Heures des Mans road race and moved to a new complex. The museum showcases 100 cars and collectibles, along with dozens of films and archive photographs of the race. Follow the evolution of the motor car and the famous 24-hour endurance race with the help of a guided tour through the renovated complex. Plan to see Musee des 24 Heures-Circuit de la Sarthe and other attractions that appeal to you using our Le Mans tour planner.
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  • With that of Mulhouse, the Museum of the 24 hours is a must whether you are amateur mechanics or not. The staging is well designed and very lively with its themes. It's a bit like a large Gallery of the automotive species from its origins to our days. Some models are unique as the DS rocket or the Porsche 917 long tail. The visit goes by very quickly so it is interesting. Count an hour thirty and to preferably during the week. 8 euro admission is very reasonable.
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  • From the 1800's old car up to modern racing car lots of exhibits and a history of people at that time enjoyed cars and races, how well understood. Enjoyed the race venue a diorama of excited children precise, like drive. In the shop was rich in different successive race poster, car, clothing, toy, toys, etc..
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  • Came to visit family, visiting the Museum of 24 hours let pass both a pleasant and informative time. We discover the first laps at le Mans with cars of era, equipment that you wouldn't dare wear today and which make us aware of the courage of the runners then. The evolution of race cars is put in parallel with passenger cars. We discover that 1 electric motors date of... 1900-1905 (not so sure of the exact date) for a speed of 25 km/h. Well, it doesn't have much finally evolved! Anyway, you will discover plenty of beautiful cars, history of the car, the racing is very nice.
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  • Friendly people and a nice atmosphere (you can smell rubber and gasoline). Lot's of things to see and explained - apart from Le Mans racers there's also a big collection of classical French cars. Unfortunately some parts of the tour are only in French. I also visited the track (only €3,50) which was nice to do.
  • Brilliant experience. Staff are helpful and friendly, the museum is interesting with creative exhibits and a beautifully preserved collection of cars. A must - do for any racing fan. If you're lucky there will be cars or bikes on the track, for a small fee you can visit the track itself to watch.
  • If you like the race, this museum is far better than you would imagine. If you don't know anything about Motorsport , there are lots of very nice cars to look at.
  • Highly recommended. Ideal for sports car mad kids of all ages.
  • Great value and a lovely collection of cars and history.