Le Vieux Mans: The Plantagenet City is the historic district of Le Mans. The cobbled streets and half-timbered house fronts provided setting for Gerard Depardieu in Cyrano de Bergerac.
The cathedral built between the sixth and fourteenth century is an extraordinary mixing of Roman and Gothic art dedicated to St-Julian of Le Mans who is honoured as the city’s first bishop.
The Roman wall is designated as the second best preserved monument of the Byzantine Empire in Europe, after the city of Rome. There are also remnants of Roman baths by the river. The city of Le Mans is labeled “City of art and history” by the French Ministry of Culture.
A lot of restaurants among the best of the city are available around the Demeure de Laclais. You can also have access to very affordable places where you could eat a pizza or a crepe.
Many activities are held throughout the year on the city of Le Mans:
> Events around the 24 hours’s racing circuit (24 Hours, motorbikes, Grand Prix de France, Le Mans legend, classic ...)
> Sporting events (French First League Soccer, Basketball,...)
> Cultural events (25th hour of the book, Europa Jazz Festival...)