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. For La Nuit des Chimeres and beyond, use our Le Mans trip itinerary builder app to get the most from your Le Mans vacation.
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  • A party to do at least once, of sound and light show on different media of the city such as the Cathedral of St. Julien, the ramparts of the old town on the docks, as well as in the maze of alleys pedestrian of the Plantagenet city
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  • Repetitive for French residents but promises a great night tour when the weather is good.
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  • I went to see the show in the summer with my family. Expect to fall afternoon and be good at night so the figures appear, this summer is more or less at 11 in the evening. No I thought it was impressive, also one of the projections did not work.
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  • Amazing show, worth the visit!!
  • 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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  • Enchanting in a unique architectural setting show
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  • 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 the other side of the mountainous spine which extended the former Gallic oppidum supported on its buttresses and its arcs-boutant she sei gives the appearance of huge spider! Giant!
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  • The projections of the Cathedral are very beautiful! This I liked.
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