Things to see and do - Le Mans
Le Mans :
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Pork products, insurance and motor racing could be cited to give a summary of Le Mans, but that would be an inaccurate picture. One of France’s four “red cities” (on account of the hue of its houses) it encompasses within its Gallo-Roman walls a rich history: a fine Gothic cathedral, and a warren of cobbled narrow streets bordered by half-timbered houses. The old town is known as Cité Plantagenêt, a reference to the dynasty which originated in these parts and long controlled the county of Maine.
Tourist attractions Le Mans : Things to see and do
Note the superb Gothic chevet which must be seen it for its system of flying buttresses. Then looking out over place Saint-Michel there is a very attractive doorway. Inside, the chancel (34m high and lit by stained-glass windows) has a depth and capa..
Mounted on its hill and protected by a Gallo-Roman wall, the old town of Le Mans shaded by its cathedral is made up of cobbled lanes punctuated by stairways and bordered by half-timbered and stone houses. This tranquil place, where time seems to stan..
9 place Luigi-Chinetti
Tracing the history of the 24 Heures du Mans (Le Mans 24 Hour Race), this museum has around 100 vehicles, many of them race winners, displayed in a modern and informative manner. Display cases, models and touch screen technology recount the story of ..
Hotels Le Mans
Quai Ledru Rollin F - 72000 LE MANS
The 3-star ibis hotel and restaurant, renovated in 2014, is in the city center at the foot of the old town, close to the train station and conference center. Direct access to the exhibition center and Le Mans 24-hr circuit via the tram. The hotel off..
Quai Ledru-Rollin / Rue ah ah F - 72000 Le Mans
Prix Prices from : 54 €
Located in the city center, the ibis Le Mans Centre is on the banks of the Sarthe River, a 20-minute drive from Le Mans Racing Track. It features air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and an LCD TV. All of the rooms at the ibis Le Mans Centre are pr..
18 RUE SAINT-BERTRAND F - 72000 LE MANS
Located in the town center, our ibis budget economy hotel is the ideal base for exploring Le Mans, its cathedral and the old town. Take a break in our rooms for 1, 2 or 3 people with free WIFI and enclosed car park. You will love our new Cocoon room ..
Restaurants Le Mans
34 bis place de la République F - 72000 Le Mans
Technical skill and a minimum of fuss bring the flavours to the fore in this very modern restaurant, all done out in dark tones. Find first-rate ingredients, sauces reduced with real know-how, and a limited number of ingredients beautifully put toget..
8 rue du Doyenné F - 72000 Le Mans
This gourmet restaurant is housed in a pretty 18C building located just next to the cathedral. The tree-filled gravel courtyard is closed off by railings and forms a charming setting for alfresco dining. The dining rooms inside are nice and intimate...
14 rue de la Vieille-Porte F - 72000 Le Mans
You come across this nice little place with a half-timbered façade in the old town of Le Mans. The colour red predominates and the ambience is reminiscent of a bistro. The menu is decidedly traditional with rabbit terrine, candied lemon cake etc.
138 avenue Jean-Jaurès F - 72000 Le Mans
Not far from the city centre, this pleasant restaurant is housed in a former cobbler's workshop, close to the tramway. After spending 10 years working in agriculture, the owner has come back to his first love. He composes fine contemporary cuisine, i..
26 place de l'Eperon F - 72000 Le Mans
At the entrance to Cité Plantagenêt, this former salt loft was taken over in 2014 by two associates, whose ethos is to enjoy themselves and please their customers! On the menu are fine ingredients - lobster, turbot, foie gras - and bold flavours, ser..
23 avenue Henri-Lefeuvre F - 72100 Le Mans
Behind the station, this tiny establishment is run by a boss who can do everything - he welcomes guests, serves at the tables and does the cooking! He concocts traditional dishes full of fresh flavour: cod and potato mash, juicy steaks, lemon pie, et..