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La Nuit des Chimeres

Le Mans, France
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Le Mans
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We did two tours - firstly the general sights of Le Mans - the talk was in ensign from a local person and very interesting pointing out facts that we would otherwise never have known / it really was a great way to see the town in a fun easy way - we combined this with a discounted second trip... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Such a lovely evening. Had a nice meal at Verre De Tige and then when it began to get dark we followed a map provided by our hotel (Ibis Centre Ville) to the various sites of lights. There were also many additional lights, I believe you could get a tick-off map to collect the various little demons and devils on... More

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed over in a lovely apartment in the old town for a couple of days on our way down south,the evening in the old town is just magical.The projections on to the cathedral and onto the old walls facing the river are the fantastic, and banquet scene in a street in the old town is great. If you are... More

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Hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Incredible free show of projected images on buildings, including Cathedral. Quite amazing for all ages. Beautiful part of France with lots to offer, including the amazing Le Mans track and museum. Very popular, so book restaurant in advance if you want to eat during the evening. Runs until 31st August and really needs to be seen to be believed. I... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The projections to the front of the cathedral and onto the old walls facing the river are the two main attractions, followed by the show over the rear door of the cathedral and banquet scene in the old town. If you are in or close to Le Mans in July or August, particularly if the evening weather is good, it... More

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Le Mans, France
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a free lights show where objects are beamed onto the Cathedral depicting historical events. This takes place after dark during the Summer months. Worth watching following a meal in one of the restaurants in the Marie square close by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This, and the other attractions in Le Mans, really provide everyone with a good reason to visit and stay for a couple of days. Lots to see and do as well as all the other things France has to offer. Highly recommended

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France
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27 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Totally creative and magical, you enter a dreamworld. Throughout the magnificently restored Plantagenet city of Le Mans, this lightshow unfolds as you pass by the Romanesque and gothic cathedral, the Gallo Roman Walls, Richard the Lionhearted's widows ghost appears...You needn't follow a particular path or time Schedule, and can spend anywhere from 10 min to 2 hours enjoying all the... More

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Madrid
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112 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Images are projected upon the monuments in Le Vieux Mans, and you can easily walk from one projection to another through cobbled streets. Some street lamp shades also show strange beings...the best (according to me) are the 2 projections on the ciy walls.

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UK
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8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We visited on a Monday - apparently a few elements of the show don't run on Mondays but really, there was still plenty to see. It was really rather quiet which added to the magical atmosphere (but it meant there were fewer restaurants to choose from). The display on the Cathedral is stunning.

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