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Old Town

Le Mans, France
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Le Mans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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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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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

A quaint old but very beatiful part of Le Mans. Great 15th Century buildings and teaming with loively shops and restaraunts. A must visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was a lovely surprise. We drove into Le Mans in the morning for a look, driving through modern town and some building works, looking for a car space. When we found the old town, it was adorable for a stroll. At the front are large walls with steps in the centre - and to the right, the old Cathedral.... More

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Island View
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This area of the town is wonderful if you're into historical buildings and artefacts. Practically nothing opens on Mondays - great if you want to take photographs without any people but if you want to stop for coffee or something to eat you need to go back to the commercial centre. The roman walls are quite something and you can... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Good information available to guide you around the stunning old architecture. Story boards in place to inform as you go. The market on Friday is worth the visit. Just down the steps from the Cathedral.

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Hobart, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

fascinating area, wonderful preserved old town , many restaurants, great for people who love walking and exploring

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very nice for an evening stroll. Interesting old buildings and good views. Shame that cars were able to drive around the narrow old streets and park in front of the very picturesque buildings.

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Hoping for a lot we were dissapointed I am afraid. Why? It is an old town indeed with lots of old buildings, but that is it. We were hoping to get an afternoon snack or drink somewhere in town but there is only some restaurants that don't seem to do such busines. Little to no quaint shops, the only outdoor... More

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