Carre Plantagenet, Le Mans

4.7
#2 of 12 in Museums in Sarthe
Le Mans’ long history finds a home at Carre Plantagenet, where over 1,000 artifacts tell the city’s story beginning with the first settlement. As you walk down “la carre,” or “the street,” you will see these objects arranged to best offset their significance as part of society, economy, and technological innovation. Models of the local geography will show you how the land has changed through the ages, while temporary exhibits will introduce you to new ideas in historical analysis and even offer a lighter side of Le Mans’ story. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Carre Plantagenet and many more Le Mans attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Le Mans tour builder website .
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  • the Museum is nice, well designed and interactive. you learn a lot of things, especially on the early history and the Gallo. the medieval part is less rich despite some beautiful pieces. a Museum for enthusiasts, the general public and children will be able to be a little disappointed by the somewhat austere and "sharp" side.
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  • Living the Mans, I had the opportunity to visit several times this museum to review more in detail some of the permanent collection or during temporary exhibitions that allow to admire beautiful pieces of tribal art on loan the Museum of the Branly Quay. The didactic character of museography much decorates the visit.
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  • I ´ai visited three hours in this very interesting Museum. A museum that tells the life of our local ancestors. Since I see the city differently and appreciate the rich history of the city of le Mans and the Department.
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  • Very nice: I came with my class. The activities were very interesting and suitable for the age of the students. The exhibition is well laid out and well explained.
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  • The Museum is small but nice and with interesting permanent exhibitions on the excavations that have taken place at le Mans. Temporary exhibitions change regularly and are very varied.
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  • Friendly staff. The visit is done at their own pace. Activities are designed for children. I could see a temporary exhibition without additional cost. I recommeded for fans of Archeology.
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  • Very nice, many very interesting sections. And of course the famous email Plantagenet.
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  • Very good Museum. Friendly staff.
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