Exceptional architectural heritage
With its gorgeous medieval old town that’s straight out of “The Three Musketeers”, Le Mans is an architectural treasure trove. There are traces of the Neolithic age here, dating back 7000 years, and there are very modern elements to the town as well. Treat yourself to a trip to Le Mans by OUIBUS and discover this city of art and history.
The Cité Plantagenêt is encircled by a Roman wall. As you wander about the old town, you can admire buildings such as The Cathedral of Saint-Julien, the Cistercian Abbey of l'Epau, the magnificent Renaissance mansions, and higgledy-piggledy medieval streets of half-timbered houses. To get the most out of your stay in the town, you can opt for a guided tour organised by the city, and you can even take a night tour. Another great way to see the sights is to hop on board the mini train that leaves from the Place du Jet d’eau and which also has a commentary.
Get acquainted with local life in Le Mans, with a visit to the markets: the Marché des Jacobin or Marché de Pontlieue are both full of delicious gourmet products supplied by local producers. If you’re in the mood for some fresh air, rent a bike and set off on the trail that follows the river Sarthe or the Huisne and you’ll be rewarded with glorious views of the countryside. Fans of motorsports will love Le Mans, home of the 24 hour race. Check out the Le Mans 24h Race Museum to learn all about the history of this intense and fascinating race.