Saint Saturnin is a small village just to the north of Le Mans . Nowadays it is a suburb of Le Mans .For the past ten years on the Friday before the 24 hour race it has held a "Great British Welcome" garden party on the village playing fields for British cars coming to Le Mans . Each year a model or marque is celebrated -- this year it was the Jaguar E-type on its 50th anniversary . It is great ,well organised fun event with an eclectic mix of cars and spectators . For me it is now an integral part of Le Mans .