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 Welcome to Le Mans

 Monday, July 18, 2016

Welcome to Le Mans – The city of sports cars race

Le Mans is a city located in the north of France. It is a part of the Pays de la Loire and it was traditionally the capital of the province of Maine. However, it is now the capital of the Sarthe department. This city is famous for its sports cars race. But it is also a place with a lot of history.  


One of the famous monuments to visit is the Saint-Julien Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in France. It is a splendid monument which represents the history of the city. Behind the cathedral, you will be able to see houses and buildings dating from the late middle age. In the same area, called the Old city, are “La Reine Berengere museum”, the “Palais de Comptes du Maine” and the ruins of a “Roman thermal building”. Outside the Old city are the Gallo-Roman walls and the Museum of Tesse. Another attractive place is the circuit of the 24 hours of Le Mans, located in the south of the city.  


There is a shopping mall in Le Mans named “Aushopping”: there are around 90 shops and restaurants where you can find everything you want. To go there, you will have to take the bus number 8. There is also a covered market located on the “Place du marché”, where it is possible to find local cheese and fresh products. If you want to buy some souvenirs, go to the market held below the cathedral. It is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in the morning.  


It is possible to enjoy Le Mans city at night. Indeed there are bars, restaurants, nightclubs and wine bars. Le Saint Flaceau is a good bar where good cocktails are served. The city is really well secure so do not hesitate to have a walk by night.


Standard Time Zone: GMT/UTC +01:00


According to Köppen-Geiger classification, Le Mans has a marine west coast climate: it is  warm and temperate. The average temperate is 11°C. The precipitation in Le Mans is significant. However, the least rainfall time and the highest temperature is on July. January is the coldest month of the year.  

Public transportation

There are a lot of ways to go to Le Mans: by plane, by train and by car. To discover the city, public buses and tramways are the cheapest transportations. It is also possible to visit by foot or to rent a bike. Another way is to take a taxi but it is more expensive. A lot of people want to go to the circuit and if you also do, it will take 20 minutes by taxi and 30 minutes with public transportation.

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