Beausejour



Overall Beermountain Rating 

Camper Profile
A grand mixture of car clubs, semi private sites and European campers.

Beermountain Special Award
The largest campsite at Le Mans.

Current Issues
Certain areas are prone to flooding and not normally used, but possibly for overspill. Entrance traffic very bad a peak times.


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Summary

This is now the largest camping site that the ACO operate. Added in 2002 it is a series of connected fields leading through some trees onto the Porsche Curves. Initially there were many problems with the organisation of the site, but most have been overcome.

Pros:

Generally a good atmosphere.

If you are okay with the distance walking issue, its normally easy to get tickets.

Cons:

Distance to the village - it's a massive walk. Don't underestimate this. The scale of the place and location means it even has its own tractor bus service to the entrance of the site.

Be careful you know where the areas liable to flood are and don't accept a pitch there.

You can find a aerial site map in our map room.

Close by

A 5 minute drive (not during the race) brings you to an industrial estate close to the track at Mulsanne. It contains a drive through McDonalds and one of the finest hardware stores in the region - Le Roi Merlin. They sell tonnes of BBQs and outdoor items you will love!

Did you know?

BSJ is quite a new campsite, one of a number of fields the ACO leases from farmers to keep up with demand for campsite space.








2016 review from Mr Starcrstyl:

As with previous years we stayed on BSJ again this year. Arrived just after 4 on Wednesday afternoon and after a very quick ticket check on the gate (no boot check this year) we were directed on to the site. This seemed to be leading us right off to the very back, which we didn't fancy so we set off cross country to where we normally camp. The ground was wet but not waterlogged unlike in some parts of the site. The toilets/showers were close and clean, there was only one time when there wasn't loo roll available.

The biggest let down of the trip wasn't anything that could be helped. My dad (muba) had slipped and fallen down a hill two weeks previously and badly sprained his foot, so much so that he was still on crutches. You may have seen us hobbling around BSJ. It now turns out that he actually had a broken foot, a small fracture was found on x-ray yesterday after being missed originally in A+E. Yes, it was very frustrating having to go at a snails pace and it meant that he wasn't able to move around the track and enjoy multiple vantage points like we usually do (although he did miraculously find the strength to get to Arnage on Sunday in order to have Steak and Beer) but it left all of us with new found respect and admiration with anyone who has to deal with a disability on a longterm daily basis, our hats go off to you. The little land trains were a lifeline, especially the BSJ to technopark line and the karting to village line. I just wish there had been more! Also very glad we decided on a grandstand as we could leave him to rest up while we went off to explore (the other member of our party was a noob).

The rain was unfortunate, but we have been very lucky in the past so I suppose can't complain too much and we were not flooded like so many others we saw.

BSJ is great as it is cheap and you have the porsche curves within your campsite. There were no ticket checks there this year but in previous years there has been. However, it is quite a walk up to the pits/grandstands/village etc so I wouldn't recommend if you have a broken foot!
2015 review from Team Tart:

Beausejour is a huge grass pitch site, with all the roadways of compacted un-metalled sub-base and between pitch access on grass roadways.

These roads in some places can get pretty beat up if the weather turns wet especially near the entrance area.

The site has now been fenced off fully with all the entrance areas fully manned by security, who on arrival will fully check what contents you have in your car, this has cut down a lot on who can enter the site.


Entrance to the site has been improved for 2015, The site now has TWO entrance laid out.


1. Is for new arrivals where you will have a security check then your ticket is Beeped through like your Race tickets are, and a coloured sticker then added to the vehicle


2. The New entrance is now set up for cars already checked in, so that you bypass the queue for arrivals, this has made entry much smoother (this seems to be across the sites and parking this year)


Also at the entrance is the Ticket offices, security huts, medical centre and other administrative offices.


Just past the entrance is a Bar and Kebab fast food area, which is always busy, and open very early to very late. Also in 2015 a bar has now appeared in the centre of the camp rough half way between TART and 6EURO camp areas.


The toilet and shower blocks have improved over the last couple of years, with decent, though compact showers running hot water (till Sunday night), they are kept clean each day and restocked when needed, with the cleaning crews coming round a couple of times a day.


The only issue is there is really enough blocks for the size of the site and at certain times of the day can get very busy.


Near the entrance is the Speed Chills set up having a large fenced off area for their customer, other fenced off areas are set out for the Danish companies and and the village on the curves.


Pitches are supposed to be the usual 7m x 5m (35m2), but they are not really marked out in any real way. Larger pitches are 7m x 15m (105m2) and are in a designated area near the Speed Chills site.


There are some areas which flood following heavy rain and this has increased somewhat with a lot of drainage ditches being filled in to increase the sites use. The worse areas are off towards the Porsche curves near the trees.


The size of the site has increased some what over the last couple of years especially by the Porsche curves. And also has an Overflow site across the road from Pincenardiere


From Friday onwards the site does get full and quickly so to get your best place you need to be there at the latest Thursday morning.


The rubbish barrels (Fire pits) were removed in 2014 due to the large number of fires that appeared, especially on a Sunday night.


Once piece of advice if you drive out in your vehicles on Friday make sure your back early as Chavvy Friday gets pretty bad on the roundabout by the entrance with the crowds hounding cars until they at least rev them before letting them through the melee.










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