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TownLe Mans
Insee code72181
AltitudeFrom 38 to 134 meters
Surface52.81 km²
Population147687 inhabitants
Density2796 inhabitants/km²


National labelCoulaines at 3.3 km (10 min)
DepartmentSartheSargé-lès-le-Mans at 4.8 km (11 min)
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town


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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


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


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.


The cathedral of Le MansThe cathedral of Le Mans


As picturesque as can be, its Plantagenet town is a listed protected area
Essential for all fans of car racing!
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Friday 30 January
Min. 2°C - Max. 6°C
Saturday 31 January
Min. 1°C - Max. 6°C
Sunday 1 February
Min. 0°C - Max. 5°C


French cuisine restaurantLa Taverne des Arts  
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  
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  
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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House with 3 bedroomsLa yang    
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    
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 
Castle with 5 bedroomsChambres & gîtes au chateau de Bezonnais    
3 lodgings in the park closed on 15 hectares of woodland and grassland, 5 bedrooms in the castle. Salle reception. Many animals in the park. 35 minutes of Tours. 15 km Le Mans circuit...
Located 21 km from Le Mans78 € the double room 

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House for 8 personsGîte La Mare 72550 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 Mans600 € per week 
House for 8 personsHouse for 8 persons
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   NEW
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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90 places over 22 haCamping du Château de Chanteloup    
A castle in a park of 22 hectares, is nothing extraordinary in the Sarthe. This is a little less when there is an upscale camping. And it is no longer at all if you become one of the...
Located 15.1 km from Le MansFrom 24 € to 40.80 € per day 
99 places over 2,5 haCamping municipal le port    
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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Appart'City Le Mans Centre - Hotel in Le MansAppart'City Le Mans Centre     
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 35 €
Hôtel Concordia - Hotel in Le MansHôtel Concordia     
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 €
ibis Styles Le Mans Gare Sud - Hotel in Le Mansibis Styles Le Mans Gare Sud     
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 58 €

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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 offers a 24-hour reception and...
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