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La Nuit des Chimeres

Le Mans, France
+33 2 43 28 17 22
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A pleasant surprise

It was a late night for the children as if didn't start until 10pm. But it was well worth it. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DrDolittle1
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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An excellent show to watch.

An entertaining original light show. Start early enough to wander the old streets and see the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ESColin
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“light show” (18 reviews)
“ten minutes” (3 reviews)
“old town” (16 reviews)
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Le Mans, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a late night for the children as if didn't start until 10pm. But it was well worth it. The Roman wall and north side of the cathedral were the better displays. A bit surreal in places, but definitely entertaining.

Thank DrDolittle1
Reviewed yesterday

An entertaining original light show. Start early enough to wander the old streets and see the displays. I wish we had more time to see all the projections and visit longer. Le Mans gem.

Thank ESColin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely thing to visit after a dinner, just a shame it was raining and we couldn't see more! A great way to explore an alternative Le Mans

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a good show, depending on the weather of course. A few new features this year, if you've not seen this before this is well worth taking the time to wander around the old part of Le Mans.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really worth staying in town late for. We really only caught the Cathedral but that in itself was worth it. We would have liked yo stay longer.

Thank Mog259
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's really worthwhile to wait for the sun to set and take an evening walk in the old historic centre of Le Mans. Several historical places/buildings are lit and they become the canvas for a truly beautiful sound and light show. You take a stroll...More

1  Thank Albert047
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Returning from our family holiday in southern France, and scoping out Le Mans for a short stop, I saw La Nuit des Chimeres advertised. Website wasn't very clear on dates as we were at the very end of the season, but we eventually confirmed it...More

2  Thank ADsMum
Reviewed December 11, 2016

The nightly display for Christmas features on the cathedral walls and tells some biblical stories and also patterns and folk tales. The show lasts about 20 minutes and repeats on a loop between 18:30 and 21:00. Well worth braving the cold to enjoy it.

1  Thank Sam3314
Reviewed September 29, 2016

This started much later than the advertised time and was quite limited. However it was very pleasant. The one we saw in Rennes the next night was better.

Thank mitsilad
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We have seen this Son et Lumiere before and it involves the old town which is worth seeing in itself,it is fabulous to watch and each section is about ten minutes,you walk around the old town to find the various locations and wait for the...More

Thank suzieb61
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anitapetersen2016
August 2, 2016|
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Response from Laurawheelerr | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Sorry I just saw this! You do not need to buy tickets and can get a map from the tourist office! I hope you do/did go! Its amazing! Xxx
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BeenB4
June 27, 2016|
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Response from Catherine G | Reviewed this property |
First WE of July I believe.
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