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A wonderful museum

I had wanted to visit the Carre Plantagenet after seeing the fantastic enamelled plaque of Geoffrey... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
CazBUk
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
A super museum!

A real must when in Le Mans if you interested in history ! Exhibits Really well displayed, a... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
FromtheEast
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

I had wanted to visit the Carre Plantagenet after seeing the fantastic enamelled plaque of Geoffrey d'Anjou - the first of the Plantagenets, on a BBC4 documentary. Seeing this was a highlight of the visit for me, but the museum offered so much more! We...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

A real must when in Le Mans if you interested in history ! Exhibits Really well displayed, a printed guide is available in English and some exhibits have English explanation. Some interactive exhibits as well computer simulation. The museum traces the history of Le Mans...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

A small museum detailing the local history of Le Mans and the Plantaganet dynasty that started here. The museum is easy to navigate around and includes a skeleton of a child. There are also several Beaumont family tombstones from a local abbey.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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,...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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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!!

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Severine B
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.

Date of experience: April 2014
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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...More

Date of experience: May 2013
5  Thank Lorka
Reviewed May 6, 2012

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

Date of experience: April 2012
5  Thank also-ran
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