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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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  • The nightly display for Christmas features on the cathedral walls and tells some biblical stories and also patterns and folk tales. The show lasts about 20 minutes and repeats on a loop between 18:30 ...  more »
  • Every year, I do not get enough! The old town is really highlighted. I highly recommend, it's a sight to behold on summer nights.
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  • Do at least once for the manceaux, projections are really very pretty and we are rediscovering the old Mans
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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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