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La Nuit des Chimeres, Le Mans
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In an effort to attract tourists to Le Mans, the city organized La Nuit des Chimeres. This ingenious idea has been a success, attracting over 150,000 people every summer. The event is only visible after sundown--that’s when the ghosts of Le Mans' past come out to play. Images of the city’s ancient architecture are projected onto the edifices of current buildings, so you get an idea of how the city has changed over the centuries. Tour all the projections and see the story of the Plantagenet city unfold before you in striking imagery designed by award-winning graphic artists. This event also combines ghosts of the past with the music of bygone days at the Saint-Julien Cathedral. A visit to La Nuit des Chimeres represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Le Mans trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Year after year, this light show takes density! Always free, even more spectacular, a remarkable development of a city previously not sufficiently appreciated at the height of his heritage! Bravo to the aediles manceaux!
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  • Nice time with the children for a young beautiful play of light and the largest educational discovery
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  • Fun to do as a family or as a couple, scrolling images on the old ramparts and explaining the history, to do.
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  • Amazing show, worth the visit!!
  • . . . . . . (((( . . . . . . (o.o) - ooO-(_) - Ooo - to see...! ☺ amazing projection of images around the old Mans on different facades of monuments and on the Cobbles...! Not to be missed...! ♥ . ╔══╗ ╚╗╔╝ ╔╝(¯`v´¯) ╚══`.¸. [The night of the chimera]... ☺♪♫
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  • Very nice walk in a beautiful setting
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  • Great show
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