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Carre Plantagenet

rue Claude Blondeau, 72000 Le Mans, France
02 43 47 46 45
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Le Mans
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Centreville, Virginia
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290 reviews 290 reviews
205 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This modern, light filled museum provides the visitor with a wide ranging overview of the history of Le Mans from Roman times through the Medieval period. Major construction outside the building makes handicap entry almost impossible for the next several weeks.

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France
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The enamel effigy of Geoffroy Plantagenet is about 2 m tall, and dates back 800 years. It is one if not THE oldest enamel existing of this size and detail. This museum also houses the treasure of Coeffort, a large silver collection dating from the XIVth century, and a moving and beautifully scultpted Christ on the Cross, 2 m high,... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Ancient buildings used in many medieval movies as background. Interesting little shops on main street. Lots of photo opportunities.

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