Le Mans Travel Guide, France
Le Mans, Travel Guide - General PresentationLe Mans is a beautiful city in Paris, known as the Cité Plantagenet, due to the fact that the famous marriage between Geoffrey Plantagenet and the daughter of Henri the 1st of England took place here. The capital of the Sarthe department, it is situated on the river with the same name, its inhabitants being called Manceaux or Mancelles. Le Mans is divided into two parts: the old city and the modern one. The old part is charming and quite, with old buildings and mesmerizing cathedrals, whereas the new town allures you with the latest architecture and noisy streets.
Le Mans, Travel Guide – Places to Visit
One of the most beautiful places you can visit in Les Mans is Saint Julien cathedral. It is one of the largest cathedrals in the country and it will most certain impress you with its architecture and imposing seize. Right next to this construction there is the Pilgrim’s house, an amazing 16th century building where you will find everything about the story of a glorious past. On the old part of the town you will find the Museum of Reine Berengere where you will enrich your general culture with information about the popular art of the region.
No matter the direction you look at, you will notice the Roman wall that encircles the town, one of the best kept proofs of the brave Roman past.
The downtown is dominated by the presence of the Town Hall, an impressive building, dating back from the 11th-12th century. Any Le Mans Travel Guide will advise you to visit this beautiful town in summer time. It is now that all these unique constructions are lit up in different colors creating an amazing show.
Le Mans, Travel Guide – EventsThe most popular event that takes place in this city is the sports car race 24 Hours of Le Mans. The first edition took place in 1923 and since then Les Mans is host of this exciting manifest. The show is also known as Grand Prix of Endurance, testing a certain car and the ability if the driver to be quick and also to drive for almost 24 hours. The cars are mostly French ones and the local authorities usually close certain roads once with the beginning of this event full of adrenaline.
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