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“A treasure deserving more attention!”
Review of Carre Plantagenet

Carre Plantagenet
Ranked #9 of 30 things to do in Le Mans
Certificate of Excellence
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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, together with the visual information alongside many of the the artefacts. The building itself is beautiful, affording a stunning view of the Cathedral and the staff are only too happy to assist.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Malcolm J
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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
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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
2  Thank KLE2013
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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 XIVth century, and a moving and beautifully scultpted Christ on the Cross, 2 m high, from the XIIth century. Visiting the museum, skip through the ground and 1st floor, mainly coins and pre historic and Roman archeology which anyone having travelled in Italy will have seen much more and better, and come straight to the 2nd floor, to marvel at these few really prize unique pièces of medieval art.

Date of experience: May 2013
5  Thank Lorka
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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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