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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental on Le Mans, France your home away from home

As well as being famous for its 24-hour car rally, Le Mans is an excellent tourist base for exploring Normandy as well as the nearby Loire valley. Le Mans itself has one of the most beautiful old quarters in France, with a remarkable Cathedral and a wealth of royal history. The city's love of cars began in 1873 when local bell-maker, Amadée Bollée, built his first steam-driven car. The Renault factory continues this business today in southwest Le Mans. Further afield there are many small villages and some magnificent chateaux to visit.

Things to Do in Le Mans, France Visit the Museums

The Musée de l'Automobile is on the edge of the 24-hour circuit and it documents the area's automobile history with 150 cars on display, including recent winners. From a different era, the Musée de Tessé has a collection of Egyptian artefacts and there are several Museums of Art.

Explore the Old Town

The Old Town of Le Mans is quite unique. It stills hides behind its Roman walls and has plenty of winding alleyways and old buildings which all have great individual character. Stroll beside the city's Sarthe River and explore the central Place de la Republique. A visit to the magnificent Gothic Cathedral is a must.

Visit the Theme Parks

There is something for every age and taste around your Le Mans holiday rental, including a number of theme parks. The Papea City has a Wild West theme with thrilling rides and "Les Atlantiques" is a water-themed park with many pools, chutes and slides.

Places to Visit Around Le Mans, France

Saumur

Saumur is the jewel in the Loire's priceless crown and its impressive 14th century chateau has been recently restored to its former glory. Saumur has many connections with the French Cavalry including a Riding Academy.

Le Mans Car Racing Circuit

To the south of the city is the well-known racing circuit which is open daily and is free to visit. You may be lucky enough to see some practice races. The first race was in 1906 and the circuit was also used by Wilbur Wright to test his prototype airplane for a record breaking 91.5 minutes.

Abbaye de l'Epau

Sightseeing at a much more leisurely pace can be enjoyed at the Cistercian Abbey. It was founded in 1229 by Queen Berengaria. Tours include seeing the Abbey dormitory with the remains of a 14th century fresco, a writing room and the church itself.

Weather at Le Mans, France

The weather around your Le Mans holiday home will be warm in the summer and cool in the winter. In July and August the average daily highs reach 27°C (81° F) with around 8 hours of sunshine. Winters are around 7°C (44°F) with rain showers.

Travel to Le Mans, France

The closest airport to Le Mans is Nantes Atlantique (NTE) Airport which 180km from your Le Mans holiday home. Alternatively, use the Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport a little further away, then rent a car to reach and around this lovely area.

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A little piece of France that is totally unspoilt

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If you want a holiday that is about experiencing France in its traditional setting, this is it. The gite is situated in a beautiful little village, in the countryside with only the distant sound of tractors collecting the harvest in the sunlit evenings. The cottage is lovely and cool during the day even when it is 35 degrees outside, and the nights are very comfortable. It has everything you need in the way of kitchen equipment, and a dishwasher and washing machine. There is a small store literally a minutes walk from the gite where you can buy fresh croissants and baguettes every morning. Nothing better than sitting outside with a fresh coffee, croissant and a beautiful view of the countryside. Christine, the lady who owns it is lovely, very welcoming, we will definitely be staying there again
  • Review Submitted: Sep 02, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

Fantastic house with everything you need for a great holiday.

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Lovely well equipped house and grounds all in excellent condition. The pool is a real bonus and the sleepy town is only a short walk. Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017