Things to see and do - Le Mans
Le Mans :
Unmissable tourist sites
Le Mans Travel guide
Le Mans : Michelin's recommendations
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
pl. St-Michel F - 72000 Le Mans
Firstly there is the superb Gothic chevet which must be seen it for its system of flying buttresses. Then looking out over St Michael's Square there is a very attractive doorway. Inside the chancel 34 metres high and lit by stained-glass windows has ..
pl. St-Michel F - 72000 Le Mans
Stacked on the hill and protected by the short Gallo-Roman wall. The old town of Le Mans, shaded by its cathedral is made up of cobbled lanes broken by staircases and bordered by wooden panelled and stone houses. This tranquil place, where time seems..
9 pl. Luigi-Chinetti F - 72000 Le Mans
Set out in the heart of the testing grounds for the "24 Heures du Mans" (Le Mans 24 hour race), this museum has a remarkable collection of 140 cars, some of which, such as the Ferrari in 1949 or the Peugeot in 1992, have won the 24 hour rac..
Hotels Le Mans
40, Rue Du Vert Galant F - 72000 Le Mans
The Premiere Classe offers rooms with free-Wi-Fi in central Le Mans. The hotel is a 10-minute walk to the train station and 5 minutes from the convention centre. Rooms at the Hôtel Première Classe Le Mans Centre Palais des Congrès are equipped with ..
19 rue Chanzy F - 72000 LE MANS
Prix Prices from : 89 €
The Mercure Le Mans Centre is located in the city center, 547 yds (500 m) from the Plantagenet (old town) and 3 miles (5 km) from the Bugatti Circuit. The hotel has 73 air-conditioned rooms including 3 for people with reduced mobility. Facilities inc..
Quai Ledru Rollin F - 72000 LE MANS
Prix Prices from : 72 €
The Hotel ibis Le Mans Centre is located in the city center, on the banks of the Sarthe river, close to the Place des Jacobins & the Conference Center, with the tram providing access to the train station. The Exhibition Center & Le Mans 24-hour circu..
Restaurants Le Mans
34 bis pl. 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 r. 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...
26 pl. de l'Eperon F - 72000 Le Mans
Located at the entrance to the old town, this former salt loft now has a resolutely contemporary interior (grey tones). The restaurant is a popular spot in the city and the menu changes with the seasons and the local markets. The chef seasons dishes ..
17 r. de la Pointe F - 72000 Le Mans
rte de Laval F - 72000 Le Mans
3 pl. des Ifs F - 72000 Le Mans
Created by chef Olivier Boussard, of the famous Beaulieu, Le B Lounge serves up good food in a lounge setting. It has a resolutely trendy decor (dark tones, little designer armchairs etc) and a menu that evolves with the market and the seasons. Chic ..