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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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  • As part of the city Plantagenet you will discover the highlighting of the jewels of the middle age of le Mans as well as that of the gallo-Roman wall.
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  • A different look on our city. The monuments are sublime, and the rediscovered with pleasure. The opportunity to grow without realizing it.
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  • A sweet moment to share with people you love well, ideal family lots of good restaurants to sugest has not to be missed and be carried away by the atmosphere
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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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