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Carre Plantagenet, Le Mans

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History Museum
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. Make Carre Plantagenet a part of your Le Mans vacation plans using our Le Mans vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • This museum is well worth a visit especially at only 2.5 Euros. It carefully explores the traces of man's habitation in the vicinity throughout the ages. There is an English guide pamphlet freely avai...  more »
  • Managed to keep my teenagers interested for nearly 2 hours. Very interesting stuff and presented in the right combination of static displays and animations. Someone needs to explain the toilet design ...  more »
  • This modern, light filled museum provides the visitor with a wide ranging overview of the history of Le Mans from Roman times through the Medieval period. Major construction outside the building makes...  more »
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  • Beautiful location in the heart of le Mans. Come for a conference, I don't have time to visit all, but I'll be back.
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  • A very nice well done Museum.
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  • Very good address! The young Restorer is very welcoming and very friendly. Arrived after 2 p.m., she accepted we concoct a plate with remaining (many customers to serve at Alternatiba). I will return with great pleasure!
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