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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
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
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.
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
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!!
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.
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