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Old Town

Address: Le Mans, France
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Le Mans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Kent
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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7 helpful votes 7 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
5 attraction reviews
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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131 reviews 131 reviews
39 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Torquay, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The plantagenet city of Le Mans is like a handful of diamonds dropped into the middle of an unsavoury pancake. If you love we'll preserved cobbled streets and architecture walk every street and alleyway until you need to sit down in the cathedral or one of its many restaurants.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A huge array of 12th and 13th C houses and extablishments that in the most part being well cared for or restored within the walls of the old town on top of the rock. Great photo oppotunities.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you like historical places, if you are interested in the history of the Plantagenets, and Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons Henry the Younger, Geoffrey, Richard 1 and John, and Richard's wife Queen Berengia, this is a wonderful place to wander round. The old town is on a hill overlooking the river contained within encircling Roman walls.... More 

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