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Le Mans Cathedral
The cathedral of Saint-Julien de Le Mans, officially, in French, cathedral Saint-Julien du Mans, is a religious building located in the city of Le Mans. It is the symbol of the diocese and seat of the bishop of the city. It is one of the largest buildings of the Gothic-Romanesque era of France, unique in the French West.
Although it is comparable to the cathedrals of Reims or Chartres it is less known than these and there have been multiple reconstructions and reforms of which it has been subject after its foundation. Bishop Vulgrin began its construction in the year 1060, and it was finished, as it is today, in the year 1430. Although it cannot be said that it is completely finished since it had to have been enlarged in 1500, but the lack of The media prevented this extension from being carried out to what the religious authorities of the time had to resign themselves. Very damaged, over the years, by automobile pollution and covered by a layer of debris, the cathedral was completely renovated in 2003. In it the tombs of Saint-Julien and Carlos d'Anjou are preserved.
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Berceau Henri II
Appartement Henri II
L'Hallai du Roy
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ibis Le Mans Centre ★★★
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Mercure Le Mans Centre ★★★★new
The Tessé Museum (in French, Musée de Tessé) is the main museum of the city of Le Mans. This building is an old episcopal palace, built 1871 and 1877. It offers numerous guided tours on various topics and is situated in a privileged natural setting, not far from the quinconces des Jacobins. Stands out for its Egyptian collection.
The idea of creating a museum in the city appeared at the end of the reign of Louis XVI, just before the revolution. With the confiscations of church property and of emigrants during the French Revolution, the first collection was formed. The museum was inaugurated on June 21, 1799. The main acquisitions are those that come from the collections of the Tessé family, known for two inventories (1766 and 1794) and mainly comprise 17th-century French painting.
In addition to the Egyptian collection, it has several important paintings, such as two by Philippe de Champaigne (Vanity and Elijah's Dream), a still life with pieces of Willem Kalf's armor and three oils that illustrate the Roman comique of Paul Scarron. It also has archaeological pieces of French origin (prehistory, Roman and medieval times). Decorative art presents ceramics, furniture (to highlight a secretary who belonged to Louis XV) and textiles. As for the Fine Arts, it has paintings and sculptures. To this we must add a collection of weapons, numismatics and sigilography.
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Le Petit Chalet
Maison/Studio au MANS - Jardin des plantes
Charmant studio Vieux Mans / centre
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Hôtel Concordia Le Mans Centre Gare ★★★★
The Originals City, Hôtel Chantecler, Le Mans (Inter-Hotel) ★★★
Hotel Le Charleston ★★★new
ibis Le Mans Centre Gare Nord ★★★new
The Stade Léon-Bollée is a multi-purpose stadium in the city of Le Mans, France. The stadium opened in 1914 has a capacity of 17,000 people. The professional football club Le Mans UC72 played its league games here until January 2011, when the new stadium of the city MMArena was inaugurated.