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Address: Le Mans, France
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A great moment within the city's oldest and most famous streets

Great trip, old houses ("mancelle" and others). The area is full of small parks, and with notorious buildings such as the Cathedral Saint-Julien.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Le Mans, France
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Le Mans, France
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great trip, old houses ("mancelle" and others). The area is full of small parks, and with notorious buildings such as the Cathedral Saint-Julien.

Thank Eaurelian
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cathedral was beautiful, and walking around town nice if you want to eat and shop...not much else to see.

Thank Diane J
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old town is beautiful and feels traditionally french. You could spend ages going through all of the little alleys and tiny gardens. The buildings are unique and have special little features. Gives a great feel for the town.

Thank wishwellingtons
Lorient, France
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118 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Forget the horrors around and just concentrate on this oppidum that became a Roman city with its wall partially in place and then a renaissance town with its walls, churches and cathedral. Above all go down te side alleys and find all the hidden gems. Wonderful place with a great tourist office and people that are proud other town.

Thank GCW56
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

In the Centre of Le Mans , the medival City of the Plantagenets . The old town with its beautiful Cathedral . Cobbled little lanes , old houses full of history . Some of the best restaurants of the region are here , plenty of little cafes, art shops etc ....very atmospheric especially in the evening . If you like... More 

Thank Annie V
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Very amazing old city on a hill with a beautifull wall. The cathedrale also is nice. Walking on the old streets of this Plantagenet city is great: many beautifull old houses, nice view...

Thank Maddie W
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

When in Le Mans, do not forget to explore the old part of the city, the Cite of Plantagenet, with wide ramparts that date back to 2000 years ago! It's amazing how well they have been preserved and how people still live in houses built on top of the ancient ramparts! Visit the Cathedral, which is amazingly beautiful and which... More 

Thank Stefania G
Metz, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We took a post-meal stroll around the Old Town of Le Mans to help with digestion, and also because all the museums were closed on a Monday. The weather was terrible for hanging around outdoors, but it turned out to be a lovely experience in the end. No idea that the history of Le Mans dates so far back! The... More 

Thank FordPrefectII
Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

To visit Le Mans was not in my plans.... But I am just so happy I did it! The old town (Cité Plantagenet as they call) it unforgetable! While walking through those tiny streets you can imagine how people lived there! It was an amazing experience!

Thank Nataly_Ely
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews, I was intrigued so went along for a visit. Simply beautiful - cobbled streets in contrast with bright colored buildings. The old town sits behind the Cathedral, well worth a visit

Thank di701

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