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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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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
50 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We didn't have much time in Le Mans but we did go for a brief walk around the old city in the evening after dinner. Definitely a lovely little place! I wasn't expecting the well-preserved walls, then you'd turn the corner and see another beautiful church or old building. I wish we'd spent more time wandering about but the time... More

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

there are a lot of original buildings and no garish modern additions. It was quiet, could be because we were in May. Many nice restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We parked down behind the new Pathe cinema and clambered up to the cathedral , then along the ridge above the old walls. Masses of bars cafes and studios.Every now and again you get a glimpse over the town's roofs. (On either side) Go down to the river and there are very peasant gardens beneath the chequered walls..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Well worth a visit. A walled old town full of medieval buildings. There are also Roman walls and a beautiful cathedral. If you are interested in the Plantagenets it is a must see - the birthplace of Henry II.

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