Putting a pin in this thread for clarity! 🤭 🥰
Many folks have emailed me about the date of the start of PBP 2023: Sunday, August 20, 2023
Many folks have emailed me about the dates Greg Kline & I reserved: Friday, August 18, 2023 - Friday, August 25, 2023
I shared the tip about making reservations in Rambouillet because, having completed Paris-Brest-Paris twice, I feel comfortable sharing that it was exceptionally less stressful to stay at a lodging that was close to the start. It is easy to reserve a room by emailing the hotel of your choice. It is easy to cancel a reservation since most hotels in France allow cancellations until close to the date of your reservation. You won't be a burden if you have to cancel for some reason because one of the other 7000 PBP cyclists will be thrilled to grab your reservation when it is released. Hotel Mercure seemed like PBP Central in 2019 and you will see many RUSA members who have already made reservations at this hotel for their home base for 2023!
Greg Kline & I recommend the Hôtel Mercure Rambouillet Relays du Château
because, outside of the location which is literally next to the PBP ride start, the staff are extremely accommodating & endeavor to assist you in any way, the hotel stores your luggage during the ride, the breakfast is phenomenal, and the restaurant is outstanding! The rates for 2023 for two people are extremely reasonable:
- 119€, breakfast included in classic room (2 people)
- 149€, breakfast included in privilege room (2 people)
- 169€, breakfast included in Junior Suite (2 people)
Good luck everyone and remember, you can search for this thread in the Google Group at any time!