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Address: rue Claude Blondeau, 72000, Le Mans, France
Phone Number: 02 43 47 46 45
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A treasure deserving more attention!

This museum is well worth a visit especially at only 2.5 Euros. It carefully explores the traces of man's habitation in the vicinity throughout the ages. There is an English... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
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Pembury, United Kingdom
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Pembury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This museum is well worth a visit especially at only 2.5 Euros. It carefully explores the traces of man's habitation in the vicinity throughout the ages. There is an English guide pamphlet freely available at the front desk, which greatly helped me understand the exhibits, together with the visual information alongside many of the the artefacts. The building itself is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Managed to keep my teenagers interested for nearly 2 hours. Very interesting stuff and presented in the right combination of static displays and animations. Someone needs to explain the toilet design as it has to be the most intriguing feature!!

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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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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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Chicago, Illinois
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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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