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La Nuit des Chimeres, Le Mans

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
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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  • Bravo, it's beautiful, charming and we travel in time without stay motionless to try to see everything.
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  • The night of the chimeras instead every year on summer evenings. A real treat for the eyes. Different sites are proposed. A true moment of poetry.
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  • This started much later than the advertised time and was quite limited. However it was very pleasant. The one we saw in Rennes the next night was better. 
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