As is the case with all big motorcycle events in France, the Federation of Angry French Bikers (FFMCFederation Francaise des Motards en Colere - Angry French Biker Association, an association of bikers fighting for the rights of motorcycle riders), together with the government, has put into place several rest areas for those of you going to the MotoGP on your motorcycle.
You can see what these look like in the related articles below.
Called "Relais Motards Calmos", this is where you can get your motorcycle checked, your visors cleaned, your tire pressure adjusted, or where you can get a bite or drink. It's also a great meeting place...
|Eure (27) |
Getting There: On the A13 - Carrefour de la Maison Brulee - St Ouen de Thouberville (27310)
GPS Coordinates: N49 20 41.37 E0 55 56.46 (49.344879 / 0.9324)
Open: Going; Saturday 07:00 - 22:00
Return: Sunday 06:00 - 20:00
Services: Hot drinks and snacks
|Haute Marne (52) |
Getting There: On the D400 (Nancy-Troyes-Paris) in the communal hall (Salle de Fetes) at Louze
GPS Coordinates: N48 25 59.4 E4 43 05.9 (48.43450/4.71734)
Open: Friday 11:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 07:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 15:00 - 20:00
Services: Free hot & cold drinks, snacks, small mechanical intervention, massage
|Vienne (86) |
Getting There: 25 km South of Poitiers on the RN10 - Aire des Minieres (going), Aire de Bison Fute (return) .
GPS Coordinates: N46 21 34.19 E0 11 51.67 (46.359498 / 0.197687) (not accurate)
Open: Going there (Aire Vieilles Etables), Return (Aire de repos Bison Fute)): Saturday 08:00 to Sunday 21:30 non-stop
Services: Free hot & cold drinks, food, fuel, tire pressure, sleeping places, mechnical workshop, visor cleaning, messages & information
Some Autoroutes are free for motorcycles during the MotoGP from Friday 13:00 until Monday 13:00.
- A11 betweenSaint Arnould and Le Mans, and between Angers Nantes and Le Mans
- A11 betweenLe Mans and La Gravelle,
- A85 between Angers and Restigne,
- A28 between Saint Christopne sur le Nais and Le Mans and between Alençon and Le Mans
- A28 between Rouen and Alencon.
And please remember, that this is the moment that the Police will be out on big numbers trying to get their speeding ticket quotas.