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
5 Bd René Levasseur F - 72000 Le Mans
Prix Prices from : 59 €
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..
19 rue Chanzy F - 72000 LE MANS
Prix Prices from : 79 €
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..
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
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 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!
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.
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...