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Old 7 Jul 2020, 06:57 (Ref:3986394)   #196
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I dont know much about Epinettes - what is it like there?
We've camped in pretty much every LM campsite over the last 20+ years and have been on Epinettes through choice for the last few years.

It's only a couple of minutes walk from the exit of Houx (and when we were on Houx we always seemed to be up at the exit end anyway) so easy to get to the tram into town, there doesn't seem to be the queues at the entrance like you get at the combined Houx/Houx Annexe junction, the ground is nice and flat, plenty of space, no through traffic, you have to show your GE ticket to get access to the site, good toilets/shower to campers ratio (and again you don't have to share them with passers by like on Houx), some electricity, not much rowdiness and far enough back from the road that you aren't disturbed by any hooning taking place.
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Old 7 Jul 2020, 09:39 (Ref:3986440)   #197
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We've camped in pretty much every LM campsite over the last 20+ years and have been on Epinettes through choice for the last few years.

It's only a couple of minutes walk from the exit of Houx (and when we were on Houx we always seemed to be up at the exit end anyway) so easy to get to the tram into town, there doesn't seem to be the queues at the entrance like you get at the combined Houx/Houx Annexe junction, the ground is nice and flat, plenty of space, no through traffic, you have to show your GE ticket to get access to the site, good toilets/shower to campers ratio (and again you don't have to share them with passers by like on Houx), some electricity, not much rowdiness and far enough back from the road that you aren't disturbed by any hooning taking place.
Yep, what Truck said. I think we were offered it after Houx filled up and we haven't been back to Houx since. You get quite a few other ex-Houxers there as well! It suits us, we're not massive drinkers (honest) and it gives us enough space with facilities aplenty - little to no queues, or if there are queues there are another 1 or 2 blocks to choose from. I'll see if I can dig out some photos.. There are a couple of areas to avoid but that's due to the level of the land (like some areas of Houx - avoid if the weather is wet) mostly we're in the same/similar area although last year we were late I think so camped in a 'new' part of the campsite. It was all good

The 7x5 pitches are un-numbered - you get assigned them on arrival. If you really, really need electric you need to arrive early (Tuesday as was). Although for the past 2-3 years we've gotten by on small 3 panel solar panels for the essentials (charging mobile phones, or rather charging batter packs for mobile phones).

It's a good friendly site, quite a few brits, some germans, some french. Nothing too outrageous, but there can be a bit of 'great' music pumping out as always..

It's not a massive campsite, but never seems to feel full or too busy. We wander into the circuit via Houx and are surprised by the massive queues to the showers there.
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Old 7 Jul 2020, 11:41 (Ref:3986467)   #198
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I think we'd better have a photo of the site to stay true to the thread......
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Old 7 Jul 2020, 13:27 (Ref:3986494)   #199
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I think we'd better have a photo of the site to stay true to the thread......
ah yes - sorry!

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It looks like most of the campsites really!
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Looks pretty civilised!
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Looks pretty civilised!
Most sites are civilised these days, with showers loo's and electricity, i suspect the last time you camped Andrew you were still using primus stoves, ridge tents, sleeping mats, and you had to supply your own spade.
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Old 8 Jul 2020, 17:57 (Ref:3986811)   #202
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Pretty much!

No, the last time I camped was at Silverstone about 6-7 years ago. I was so cold and uncomfortable that I vowed never to do it again....
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No, the last time I camped was at Silverstone about 6-7 years ago. I was so cold and uncomfortable that I vowed never to do it again....
Well never camped at silverstone, as you know i stay in the same travel lodge as you. But i love camping at Le Mans it is part of the experience.
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Old 24 Aug 2020, 11:16 (Ref:3997594)   #204
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As this thread has gone a bit quiet recently (closed doors 'malaise'?) and as I've just fully revised my story of Le Mans 1997, here are a few random photos....
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Those were the days, when you had a good mix of prototypes and GTs fighting for the win
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