La Sarthe - home of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours
It is difficult to talk about Sarthe without mentioning the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours race which attracts over 250,000 spectators every year. The racing cars reach speeds of up to 320 kph along the Hunaudières straight during 24 hours of noise and passion.
Apart from the race, the whole of Sarthe is bathed in the spirit of the 24 Hours with concerts, games, events, exhibitions - it is also a fun place for all the family. Sarthe is the Promised Land for all drivers, both amateurs and professionals.
The most famous circuit in the world is open all year round for budding drivers during training courses run by highly-qualified instructors.