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Address: Le Mans, France
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Wonderful venue to explore.

This is an easy location to access from virtually anywhere in Le Mans. The tram system will get you there and it is efficient and inexpensive. There are many shops and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jackfrost0904
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south dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easy location to access from virtually anywhere in Le Mans. The tram system will get you there and it is efficient and inexpensive. There are many shops and restaurants available and we enjoyed shopping in this location. Owners of local establishments were all exceptionally friendly. You can also partake in the weekly Marche' in the vicinity and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you find yourself in Le Mans, do take the time to go to the Old Town and have a meander along its winding street and little squares and marvel at the astonishing old buildings, many of which date from mediaeval times. The views are also terrific from the battlements and from the walls atop the hill on which the... More 

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Thank Travelwisewoman
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real gem of a place to walk around and soak up the atmosphere and history. It's excellent during the illuminations nights during August / high season.

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Thank Jonathan T
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty French town visited in a sunny summer day.Very enjoyable, selection of places to eat, museums to visit. Particularly nice the old part of the town. Parking was difficult.

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Thank pixie842
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a terrific old town Le Mans has. Easy to navigate, full of charm, medieval buildings, beautifully preserved and restored. We did not expect this at all. It has plenty of nice restaurants and quirky shops, too. Do not miss it.

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Thank DanOsk
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful medieval + town. Fantastic buildings and 'walkable' streets. Numerous and a great variety of eateries. Sadly many of the interesting independent shops were closed (we stayed on a Sunday), which was a real shame as we wanted to do some spending! The town had a very romantic feel and the light show across the town was splendid.

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Thank Andrew C
Rochester, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only found out about this place because of trip advisor. It was lovely with a mixture of old buildings and cafes. Stunning cathedral, would like to go back at night as this would all be lit up.

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Thank Matthew K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Le Mans for convenience really as we drove back to the UK from southern Spain - the only thing I knew about Le Mans previously was the racing - didn't know it was so quaint and charming . We had a little walk round mid afternoon - but there wasn't a lot open or much happening but... More 

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Thank Weloveed
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Stunning old town, lovely cafes and craft shops, great way to spend a few hours in Le Mans. The cathedral also looks stunning, but didn't go in.

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Thank David F
Northwood, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Spent a very pleasant few hours wandering round the Old Town, on Sunday 10th July 2016, which was a very warm day, 28 degrees ish. Plenty of shade in the old town and ideal place to shelter from the sun on a bright sunny day. The old buildings are fascinating and provide countless photographic opportunities. The are plenty of small... More 

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