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Old Town

Le Mans, France
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Le Mans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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Newport News, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What was the big draw? Quite honestly, it was just a bit boring here. Lots of walking, some charming old buildings and then... nothing. No quaint shops to step into, no events to attend. It's nice, and probably worth a visit, but not going to occupy and entire day, or even an afternoon. On the plus side, it was free.

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Newcastleton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very quaint cobbled streets. Some on hills and not for the infirm of foot. Beautiful place to wander. While visiting here, be sure to also visit the Cathedral.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The plantagenet city of Le Mans is like a handful of diamonds dropped into the middle of an unsavoury pancake. If you love we'll preserved cobbled streets and architecture walk every street and alleyway until you need to sit down in the cathedral or one of its many restaurants.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A huge array of 12th and 13th C houses and extablishments that in the most part being well cared for or restored within the walls of the old town on top of the rock. Great photo oppotunities.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you like historical places, if you are interested in the history of the Plantagenets, and Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons Henry the Younger, Geoffrey, Richard 1 and John, and Richard's wife Queen Berengia, this is a wonderful place to wander round. The old town is on a hill overlooking the river contained within encircling Roman walls.... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Lovely cobbled streets with great restaurants. Would like to have explored more, but only there overniugh

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Hertfordshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The old town of Le Mans looks and feels like a film set, it is beautiful. Lots of restaurants and bars to choose from. Lots of steps and cobbled streets so not so suitable for older people

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Wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Right alongside the Cathedral, lots of quaint narrow streets with a few restaurants. Don't forget to visit Musée de la Reine Bérengère

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Berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We only walked around the streets in the evening but were so impressed. The lovely cobbled streets, beautiful old architecture.. Just lovely.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are in Le Mans I would definitely recommend a wander round the old town. There are beautiful medieval buildings in a good state of repair. Be warned though - the streets are cobbled and comfy shoes are to be recommended!

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