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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  • August 17, 2017
    Family to do once and then that's it. The lights of the Cathedral and the wall are very beautiful, paintings are interesting, but the rest is quite disappointing. Not too many renewal from one year to the other, what a pity!
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  • August 17, 2017
    If you want to make a night walk with the family then n hesitate more. C is watching. We go there every year is pretty big and small are faciner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    An original way to discover the old Mans. Summer stroll at night very nice after a meal at the family restaurant. For the pleasure of the eyes.
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  • August 17, 2016
    Amazing show, worth the visit!!
  • August 20, 2017
    Very nice ride the streets of the old Mans Medieval, to walk in the dark (or train for the less brave...) 😅) following the chimerical illuminations. Poético-dreamlike atmosphere guaranteed! I advise you to arrive late afternoon to visit the Cathedral (among others...) and enjoy a good restaurant in one of the cobbled streets in old Mans pending the arrival of chimera at night! 😍🙈🎇 I loved!
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  • August 7, 2017
    The projections of the Cathedral are very beautiful! This I liked.
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  • May 3, 2017
    Say that this is one of the most beautiful or the most beautiful Cathedral in France would not make sense if the reality did not show him: closely inserted into its urban environment on the side of the closed city, she seems escapes over the Roman wall across the backbone mountainous where spanned the former Gallic oppidum supported its buttresses and its arcs-boutant she sei gives the appearance of huge spider! Giant!
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  • August 14, 2017
    Nice to see I like a lot every year 😊
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