Le Mans

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Le Mans
TownLe Mans
Insee code72181
Postcode72000
Latitude48.0061100
Longitude0.1995560
AltitudeFrom 38 to 134 meters
Surface52.81 km²
Population147687 inhabitants
Density2796 inhabitants/km²

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National labelCoulaines at 3.3 km (10 min)
DepartmentSartheSargé-lès-le-Mans at 4.8 km (11 min)
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SIGHTSEEING

Old Mans is particularly interesting because of the homogeneity of its streets, lined with wood-framed houses and 15th century homes or mansions of the 16th century has preserved this historic setting also served as a location for films like The Hunchback. In the Saint-Julien, one can see a stained glass of exceptional early 12th century: the window of the Ascension. The Gallo-Roman wall surrounding the old town dates from the 4th century, and is also exceptionally well preserved and enhanced.

For lovers of vintage cars, the museum presents 24 Hours of 140 vehicles in 4000 m² teaching in a walk. This museum is located near the circuit of Le Mans 24 Hours, you can visit in a minibus or a baptism to track race car or motorcycle.

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TransportAirport Le Mans - Arnage,   Train station Le Mans
Information pointsTourist Office of Le Mans
Leisure centresMuseum of La Reine Bérengère,   Museum of Tessé,   Racecourse of the Hunaudières
MonumentsAbbey Saint-Pierre de la Couture,   Abbey Saint-Vincent,   Abbey of L'Épau,   Cathedral Saint-Julien,   Church Notre-Dame-du-Pré,   Collegiate Church Saint-Pierre-la-Cour,   Convent of La Visitation,   House of Adam et Ève,   House of Scarron,   House of the Deux Amis,   House of the Pilier-Rouge,   Muraille gallo-romaine,   Palace of the Comtes du Maine,   Palace of the Grabatoire,   Private Mansion Belin de Béru,   Private Mansion Coindon,   Private Mansion Jousset des Berries,   Private Mansion Nepveu de Rouillon,   Private Mansion Petot,   Private Mansion Richer de la Jousserie,   Private Mansion of Arcy,   Private Mansion of Courcival,   Private Mansion of Vaux,   Private Mansion of the Petit-Louvre,   Private Mansion of the Ursulines du Mans
Performance hallsAntarès,   Collégiale Saint-Pierre-la-Cour du Mans,   Conference Centre of Le Mans,   Cultural Centre of l'Espal,   Exhibition Park Centre des Expositions du Mans,   Les Saulnières,   Stadium Léon-Bollée,   Stadium MMArena,   Theatre of L'Ephémère,   Theatre of L'Espal,   Theatre of L'Écluse,   Theatre of the Passeur,   Theatre of the Radeau - La Fonderie

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Every year, racing the 24 Hours of Le Mans mid-June, and every other year, Classic Car Run "Le Mans Classic", during the first week of July.

From late June to mid-August: "The Chimera", sound and light free in the streets of Old Mans, on the Saint-Julien and the Gallo-Roman wall.

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Europa Jazz FestivalSpringtime jazz in Sarthe
In April / May 2015
24 Hours of Le MansOne of the great motor sports gatherings
In June 2015
25th Hour of the BookOne of the oldest book fairs in France
In October 2015

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

The Abbey of the shoulder, Moulins'art (mill activity, contemporary art center, water sports, dance hall, starting walking along the canal), Zoo Spay ("Spaycific'Zoo"), Malice ( Art pottery center, water sports, Castle), Castle of Lude, La Fleche Zoo, the Abbey of Solesmes, the Mecca of Gregorian chant. Further north: the Alps Mancelles.

Late May: Classical Music Festival of the Abbey of the shoulder.

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WEATHER

Thursday 18 December
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Min. 12°C - Max. 13°C
Friday 19 December
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Min. 8°C - Max. 13°C
Saturday 20 December
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLa Taverne des Arts  
8.1
  SPECIAL OFFER
Le Mans
TRADITIONAL BREWERY - Open 7/7 in the city center of Le Mans, the La Taverne des Arts restaurant serves pub food, tasty mix of fun and tradition. Modern decor radically redesigned....
Located in Le Mans30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Fontaine des Saveurs  
8.7
Le Mans
La Fontaine des Saveurs offers a warm welcome in the heart of the city of Le Mans. In a chic and understated, the hotel invites you to share his taste for elegance and simplicity. Sit...
Located in Le Mans27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Alizé  
8
Le Mans
PLACE DU 8 MAI 1945 - A lunch break is needed? It is in the heart of Le Mans between colleagues will find your happiness. You can not pass the Alize restaurant without noticing his...
Located in Le Mans19 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsLes terrasses du leard    
9.3
Neuville-sur-Sarthe
Elisabeth and Jean-Claude verneau welcome you to their guesthouse Violet and Poppy and in their guest house with separate rooms Retro and Moroccan. Their house is located at a place...
Located 8.3 km from Le MansFrom 50 € to 62 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa yang    
9.5
Mulsanne
A stone's throw of Le Mans, find the quiet and gentle joys of the season here three guest rooms: the Yang, africa and carefully decorated Natur'Elle await-The Africa has access outside...
Located 11.7 km from Le Mans55 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Bertellière    
9.4
Souligné-Flacé
You like Nature, You seek Calms, you appreciate User-friendliness... It is in the heart of a large raised and flowered garden, in the medium of the fields and meadows which you will...
Located 15.2 km from Le Mans53 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 8 personsGîte La Mare 72550 chaufour notre-dame
Chaufour-Notre-Dame
Welcome to La Mare! Information Sheet (overview) - Gite La Mare - (Gîte de France n ° 484 Sarthe, 3 ears) - 72550 limekiln notre dame. ******* location: The cottage is located a place...
Located 11.4 km from Le Mans 
House for 8 personsHouse for 8 persons
Mayet
At the heart of the region Aune et Loir, close to the chateaux of the Loire, 25 km Le Mans circuit and the 24h, close to the forest Bercé, 40 km from Tours by highway. At closeness:...
Located 28 km from Le Mans560 € per week 
House for 2 personsStudio de charme, la gentillére   SPECIAL OFFER
Noyen-sur-Sarthe
In nature, part of a small property near the forest, studio in a separate building. R.de C : entrance hall with sofa convertible. Escalier leading to the studio itself above the garage....
Located 29 km from Le MansFrom 220 € to 250 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
90 places over 22 haCamping du Château de Chanteloup    
9.4
Sillé-le-Philippe
A castle in a park of 22 hectares, is nothing extraordinary in the Sarthe. This is a little less when there is a campsite high gamme. Et it is no longer at all if you become one of...
Located 15.1 km from Le MansFrom 24 € to 40.80 € per day 
99 places over 2,5 haCamping municipal le port    
9.1
La Suze-sur-Sarthe
Ideally situated by the river Sarthe, the site offers you peace and. Quiet. On site you can find a snack bar for a quick meal and some groceries for sale (not Monday) - The site is...
Located 18 km from Le Mans7 € per day 

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HOTELS

Appart'City Le Mans Centre - Hotel in Le MansAppart'City Le Mans Centre     
7.6
Le Mans
This property is 150 metres from Le Mans Train Station and 800 metres from Gué de Maulny Park. Appart’City Le Mans Centre offers a 24-hour reception and self-catering studios and apartments...
Located in Le MansRoom from 33 €
ibis Styles Le Mans Gare Sud - Hotel in Le Mansibis Styles Le Mans Gare Sud     
7.7
Le Mans
The ibis Styles Le Mans Gare Sud is located in Le Mans, right next to the TGV Train Station. It offers Canal + satellite channels and free Wi-Fi in each guest room. On week days, guests...
Located in Le MansRoom from 55 €
Hôtel Concordia - Hotel in Le MansHôtel Concordia     
8.5
Le Mans
Located in the heart of Le Mans and housed in a classic building dating back to 1906, Hôtel Concordia is only a 2-minute walk from the train station. The air-conditioned rooms are spacious...
Located in Le MansRoom from 75 €

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Mister Bed Le Mans Université
The Mister Bed Le Mans Hotel offers free Wi-Fi internet access and free on-site parking. It is located just 4 km from Le Mans city centre and a 5-minute...
Sarthe
Appart'City Le Mans Centre
This property is 150 metres from Le Mans Train Station and 800 metres from Gué de Maulny Park. Appart’City Le Mans Centre...
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