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Le Mans Travel guide Recommended Recommended

La cathédrale st Julien. Le Mans Square Jacques Dubois. Place St Pierre. Tramway.
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Le Mans Recommended Recommended : Michelin's recommendations

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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.

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Tourist attractions Le Mans : Things to see and do

  • Cathedral of St Julien Recommended Recommended

    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..

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  • Le Mans Old Town Recommended Recommended

    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..

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  • Sarthe Automobile Museum Recommended Recommended

    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 ..

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Hotels Le Mans

  • Hôtel Première Classe Le Mans Centre Palais des Congrès Two stars Two stars

    40, Rue Du Vert Galant F - 72000 Le Mans

    Prix Prices from : 31 €

    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 ..

  • mercure le mans centre

    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..

  • ibis budget le mans centre

    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 ..

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Restaurants Le Mans

  • Le Grenier à Sel Comfortable restaurant 

    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 ..

  • Le Beaulieu Very comfortable and pleasant restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Mercure Batignolles Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    17 r. de la Pointe F - 72000 Le Mans

  • La Ciboulette Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • La Réserve Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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!

  • La Maison d'Élise Comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    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...

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