Steeped in motoring history
For nearly 65 years, The Hotel de France has been THE secret hideaway of choice for some of the greatest drivers competing in the Le Mans 24-hour race.
It was first discovered by racing managers in the early 50s and over the years teams from Aston Martin, Porsche, Ford, Ferrari, Triumph and TVR have all prepared their cars in the hotel’s courtyard, then driven them to and from the circuit on public roads.
Le Mans winner Derek Bell MBE, Jacky Ickx, Jochen Rindt, Bruce McLaren, Sir Stirling Moss OBE, Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti and many more have stayed, often returning again and again (our premier and deluxe rooms are named after them in homage).
Classic car super-enthusiasts can read the full history of the Hotel de France Hotel-de-France-Hostory-11