Le Mans is a beautiful city which is located on the banks of Sarthe River in France. It was earlier the capital of the Main province but now it is the capital of Sarthe department and the seat of the Roman Catholic diocese of Le Mans. The inhabitants of the city are known as Manceaux and Mancelles. Since 1923The city has been playing as host to “24 Hours of Le Mans” which is actually a sport car racing championship. The city has recently inaugurated its new light rail system in 2007.

Main Attractions of Le Mans:

The city is a well kept and preserved town. The cobbled streets and half timbered houses provide a glimpse of its past heritage and architecture. There is a cathedral named as Cathedral St. Julien which is dedicated to St Julian of Le Mans who was honoured as the first bishop of this town. Another place to visit here is Arboretum de la Grand Prée, which is a 4 hectare area that is a botanical garden of the city. Jardin des Plantes du Mans is an 8 hectare area which is another botanical garden located at Le Mans. It is also known as Jardin d'Horticulture du Mans.


The most famous sport here is Motorsports. This city has oldest link with the motorsports. The city has two different tracks for racing. The smaller track is called as Bugatti Circuit that was named after Ettore Bugatti (founder of the Bugatti car company). The longer and more largely known circuit is Circuit de la Sarthe which mainly composed of public roads and remains closed when the track is being used. There are a number of Boutiques and shops that are set up during the race that sells merchandise and promoting products for cars.

The city is known for its vibrant nature and fun loving peoples. Don't miss a tour to this amazing city while you are in France.

Source by Max Ashton