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Where to stay in Le Mans

VacationRenter offers 225 holiday homes all over Le Mans, and we’re confident that you’ll find accommodations that meet both your needs and your budget. Affordable vacation rentals in Le Mans start at a nightly rate of $21, with 20% of properties priced under $53 per night. Whether you’re on the hunt for a private apartment near Park Tesse or an entire home close to Île aux Planches, our mission is to help you find exactly what you need. Our website lists a wide selection of properties from top travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, Booking.com, and many more. No matter if you’re traveling on your own, going on a honeymoon to Le Mans, or planning a trip for a group of 12, we can match you with a vacation home that sleeps everyone comfortably. It’s time to make your dreams of travelling to Le Mans a reality.

Where Is Le Mans Located?

Le Mans is a city bordering the Loire Valley in northwestern France. Paris and Nantes are both two to three hours away by car or train. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is the most commonly used airport to access Le Mans.

What Is Le Mans Known For?

World famous for its 24 hour motor race of the same name, Le Mans has plenty of rich history and cultural delights to offer, which too often gets missed for fast cars. With the exception of a few weeks a year, the city tends to be rather quiet and not overrun with tourists compared to other French cities.

A Quick Guide to Le Mans

  • Saint Julien Cathedral: Known as one of the largest cathedrals in France, Saint Julien Cathedral began construction in the 11th century and took 500 years to complete, which is eminent in its mixture of architectural styles. One of the stained glass windows is the oldest remaining in the world that’s still intact, dating back to the 12th century. The ceiling in the chapel is celebrated for its paintings from the 14th century of 47 angels playing instruments.
  • Race Circuit & Automobile Museum: The world renowned 24 hour long endurance race occurs on both closed circuit and public streets to create a loop repeatedly circled over the course of an entire day every June. There is not much to see when the race is not happening, but some enjoy a visit to the circuit. The nearby Automobile Museum is open all year and includes a collection of 140 cars of all ages.
  • La Nuit des Chimères: An attraction like no other, La Nuit des Chimères is a spectacular show of murals made of light projected on buildings, staircases, and walls in the old city at night between July and August.

Popular Destinations Near Le Mans

  • Angers: Angers is a small city about an hour southwest of Le Mans on the way to Nantes. Formerly known as the seat of the Plantagenêt dynasty, it is now known for its impressive 9th century castle, cathedral, and vibrant cafe culture.
  • Mont St-Michel: The iconic island-abbey of Mont St-Michel is two and a half hours north of Le Mans and best accessed by car or bus. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979 and the muse for many fairytales and historical fantasies, the island is surely an experience to remember. The journey could even be a day-trip for the adventurous.

Best Neighborhoods in Le Mans

  • Place de la République: Place de la République is a modern city center offering a variety of dining choices that are sometimes more affordable than those in the Old City. The area is the best place in Le Mans for shopping, with many brand name stores. It also has the highest concentration of bars and pubs.
  • Cité Plantagenêt: Found behind Place des Jacobins, Cité Plantagenêt’s streets are lined with buildings from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Musée de la Reine Bérengère showcases exhibitions on local history. The neighborhood is encircled in Gallo-Roman walls, with towers from the 3rd century that are still in reasonably good condition. In fact, Cité Plantagenêt has been so well-preserved that it has served as the setting for many films set in the Middle Ages. This neighborhood also has some of the best restaurants in the city.

Home-types in Le Mans

Le Mans has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Le Mans:

Points of interests in Le Mans

Le Mans has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Le Mans:
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