We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Le Mans, France
Phone Number:
+33 2 43 28 28 98
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 424 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 59
  • 35
    Very good
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
Lovely cathedral ,

When the repairs are finished this wil be even more amazing. The dimensions of the building are enormous and from the outside it is awe inspiring. Inside it is wonderful.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ulverston, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

424 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 97: English reviews
Ulverston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
383 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the repairs are finished this wil be even more amazing. The dimensions of the building are enormous and from the outside it is awe inspiring. Inside it is wonderful.

Thank UlverstonJanet
Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
139 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent structure. Huge. The stain glass windows are the highlight. There are better known cathedrals in France but this one is up there.

Thank GregoryVII
Paris, France
Level Contributor
71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cathedrale is very suprising because it looked massive from the outside, small when you enter and then you discover once you're in there all the rooms to see. The stained glass windows are impressive and all the various expensions of the building during the years were made in a way that you look now into a homogeneous building.

Thank Corinne M
Level Contributor
44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cathedral is set amongst the university town. A whole village of very old buildings with little shops, student accommodation and, of course, the university. The Cathedral is not opulant but has lots of original and new stain glass windows and a magnificent organ that is currently under restoration. Open till late.

Thank Malcolm B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

The light through the stained glass windows was fantastic today. No pictures can represent the scale and the detail of this building, it's amazing!

Thank JP0Jac
Marlow, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Vast Cathedral with beautiful stained glass, in the Old Town which was lovely to wander around too. Very peaceful.

Thank Rob S
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
727 reviews
332 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2016

This is a splendid cathedral with a great chapel to the east end, good stained glass, splendid masonry and, so typical of these French Gothic creations, layer upon layer of fabulos history. On that basis a guided tour is much warranted.

Thank John P
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2016

A lovely quiet space on the very roof of Le Mans. As with all the best cathedrals there is much more to the place than just the building. However, as others have noted, it's not overburdened with information. A must-see in in Le Mans and the immediate surroundings are very nice.

Thank FurbyTDi
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
218 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

What a beautiful cathedral. The surrounding area is amazing as well. Check out some of the history. We went in here while they were having an evening service. So beautiful with the music and chandeliers and stained glass. I was won over.

1 Thank KendraP05
Pickering, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016

There are many stunning things to see in this beautiful cathedral, not least of which is the angel chapel with its mediaeval painted ceiling. This huge cathedral is well worth a visit but would be much more enjoyable if there was some visitor information. This is the first cathedral that I have ever explored where there was not a single... More 

1 Thank Mal D

Travelers who viewed Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans also viewed


Been to Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?