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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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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France
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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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France
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We visited Le Mans for one night in August and decided to stay there mainly to see this as we had read other reviews. We had a lovely meal in the old part of town and then explored the cobbled streets with our children afterwards. It was absolutely amazing and a very different experience to any other we've ever had.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

A few lights here and there in the old tow, lights on the cathedral hiding the building. Useless. Only sight worth going is the animation on the wall near the Sarthe.

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wiltshire
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59 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

A perfect ending to a day visiting Le Mans! We dropped by the tourist information and picked up a leaflet detailing where to find the 7 different light shows. The light shows were very good quality and very colourful and there were lots of people enjoying the warm summer evening. The best thing of all was this was free!! The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

What an amazing thing for a town to do - and it's FREE!! We wanted a town to stop overnight on route to the west coast. We chose Le Mans for the sole purpose of seeing the La Nuit Des Chimeres and we wasn't disappointed. It starts at 10pm till midnight. You stroll around the medieval part of town between... More

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