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Old Town

Le Mans, France
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Le Mans
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
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London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Was lovely little area of the town - can be round this area in half an hour but lovely. Loads of bars and restaurants

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

the area around the cathedral and old town well worth a visit, very large car park close by, large market just in front of cathedral

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France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We love visiting the old town at Le Mans, fantastically atmospheric, lots of little alleyways and spaces to visit. The whole place evokes times gone by and also has lots of superb restaurants to enjoy. We've lived near Le Mans for almost 10 years now and still enjoy exploring the old town. Come in the summer and see the free... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This town has the most complete medieval centre I have ever visited. Surrounded by Roman walls decorated to show the Goths that the Romans were civilised! I recommend a visit.

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Angers, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

If you visit Le Mans without wandering around the Old Town and seeing the Cathedral, I don't know why you bothered coming at all. Very neat medieval town.

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Having spent 5 weeks visiting sites in England, Belgium and France we stumbled across Old Town Le Mans. The parking was free and the walking relatively easy. There were some stairs from the car park and of course cobble stones. The city is small compared to Brugge but the buildings and street scape just as pretty. Well worth a look... More

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France
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Carcassonne of Northern France, a hidden gem. The medieval city of Le Mans is not reviewed in any major magazine, guide book or travel guide, and this is a big mistake, but also a saving grace, in a way. Because it is free of tourists. Visitors are scarce, thus increasing the time tunnel effect one expériences. From the ugly,... More

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We had stopped here before but will little time to explore but promised ourselves we'd return and so glad we did. The Cathedral is fascinating with an exhibition which shows how it has been developed over the years, and the old town is just wonderful to walk around with plenty of bar & restaurants to choose from along the way.... More

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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Le Vieux Mans is really lovely, full of charm. Above all, at night, it´s not dead, but full of people going to restaurants in the area. During the Nuit des Chimères it´s even more enjoyable to have a walk through the medieval city at night.

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cambridge
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This was my first visit to Le Mans and the old town (Cite Plantagenent) came as a complete surprise. From the massive and hugely impressive St Julien's cathedral (great stained glass) to the size and variety of architecture in the old town surrounding it, this is an essential place to visit. The Roman wall with its geometric designs in the... More

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