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Carre Plantagenet

rue Claude Blondeau, 72000 Le Mans, France
02 43 47 46 45
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Le Mans
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- May 3, 2014
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Centreville, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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