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Address: Le Mans, France
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A surprise

When we think of Le Mans we think of the 24 hour race. We had no idea that Le Mans has a wonderful old town which is worth a visit. Old houses and cobbled streets and remains of a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

When we think of Le Mans we think of the 24 hour race. We had no idea that Le Mans has a wonderful old town which is worth a visit. Old houses and cobbled streets and remains of a Roman wall. Very picturesque. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Quaint and lovely - well worth an hour spent wandering through the streets. Not what you expect when you arrive at Le Mans.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I had no idea that Le Mans had an historical medieval center like this. It was an extremely pleasant surprise to discover it. It is not commercially exploited (not in late winter/early spring, anyway) and looks very authentical.

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Kent
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Highly recommended to take a walk through the cobbled streets with beautiful quaint restaurants and bars

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Indaiatuba
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

That is just awesome to walk by the old town in Le Mans, it's a place to admire, to think about the life in the past and sometimes you find a luthier store, a traditional french restaurant or a tourism agency!

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Le Mans, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The cathedral and the old streets behind it have great atmosphere and lots of restaurants and cafes. The light show at night in the summer months are also a must.

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were in Le Mans for an overnight stop and just wondered out not expecting to find much of interest. We came across this beautiful medieval town full of charm and character. So pleased we saw it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A walk through Vieux Mans is ideal solo, with friends, on a date or as a tourist. You cannot come to Le Mans and not visit it. Worth it. Lovely.

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Newport News, Virginia
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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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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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