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
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..
pl. St-Michel F - 72000 Le Mans
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 pl. Luigi-Chinetti F - 72000 Le Mans
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
19 rue Chanzy F - 72000 LE MANS
Located in the town centre just 500 m from the Plantagenet city and the Old Town, the Mercure Le Mans Centre is 10 minutes from the railway station. This 19th century building has air-conditioned rooms that are all equipped to let you work in the cal..
5 Bd René Levasseur F - 72000 Le Mans
This hotel is situated in the centre of Le Mans, just 800 metres from the Le Mans Cathedral. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access and guests are invited to relax in the on-site bar. Each room includes a telephone and a TV with satellite channels. Al..
Quai Ledru Rollin F - 72000 LE MANS
Prix Prices from : 59 €
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..
Restaurants Le Mans
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...
34 pl. de la République F - 72000 Le Mans
Le Mans is abuzz with talk of this place, and with good reason. The decor is fashionable and the short menu features delicious dishes that put a new spin on the classics. Then there are the daily specials on the blackboard!
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 ..
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..
17 r. de la Pointe F - 72000 Le Mans
14 r. 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.