Le Mans

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To the uninitiated, Le Mans is perhaps best known for its legendary 24-hour motoring event. But venture away from the race and you’ll find a ‘City of Art and History’ that’s sure to capture your heart. Like something from a fairy tale, Le Mans is mounted upon a hill, while the Gallo-Roman wall that encompasses its old town is said to be the finest example of this type of structure in France. Officially named the Cité Plantagenêt, this historic quarter is essentially a maze of largely unspoilt medieval architecture. A walk around its vicinity offers up charming cobbled lanes that are punctuated by stone stairways and surrounded by half-timbered houses, where the Cathedral Saint Julien dominates the skyline.

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Places To Visit

Cathedral Saint Julien

Imposing architectural wonder that’s over 1000 years old

Roman walls

Immaculately preserved 1300m long construction

Le Mans Embankment

Perfect for a leisurely stroll

City steps

Picture-perfect stone steps that are often framed by majestic archways


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