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La Nuit des Chimeres

Le Mans, France
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Le Mans
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

What a great couple of hours. The light shows were very well done. The cathedral was very pretty . It was amazing how they made the people come to life.

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Le Mans, France
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I have been to this for a couple of years and think the displays are wonderful. My daughter and I spent a very full and pleasant evening there. My husband is in a wheelchair and the cobbled streets would have been a problem for him, however, there is disabled parking outside the cathedral and it is possible to see the... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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