Le Mans attractions

Monument in Le Mans

Wilbur Wright Monument

At the base of a soaring allegorical sculpture (1920) by Paul Landowski – who later designed Rio de Janiero's Christ the Redeemer monument – a plaque commemorates a little-known detail of aviation history: the 1908 …
Old Town in Le Mans

Vieux Mans

Often used as a location for films set in the Middle Ages, Le Mans' old city and its picturesque, stone-paved lanes – and tiny vineyard – are surrounded by Gallo-Roman walls and towers (dating from the late 3rd cent…
Church in Le Mans

Cathédrale St-Julien du Mans

Built from the 11th to the 15th century, this vast cathedral juxtaposes a Romanesque nave with later Gothic elements. The stained glass dates as far back as the early 1100s. In the Chapelle des Anges Musiciens, the …
Museum in Le Mans

Musée des 24 Heures

About 50 Le Mans Prototype (LMP) cars are the star attraction at this automobile museum, whose oldest vehicles include a De Dion-Bouton (1885) and a locally made Bollée (1899). About 320 days a year, on the adjacent…