Le Mans is a town located in the Sarthe department in the Loire Valley region in France. It is in the western portion of the country. The department of Sarthe is famous most of all due to the town of Le Mans. Le Mans is known both as a historically significant town, as well as the famous venue for 24 hr car races.
Apart from Le Mans, Sarthe is pretty much undeveloped, and there is not many city attractions. However, this makes for a great number of natural attractions. You can make your base at Le Mans town, and enjoy the nature outside by taking day trips. Hiking is one of the most wonderful activities on offer here. There are a good number of trails for hiking. You can also choose from a number of water sports, as well as your selection of more extreme sports such as climbing, karting and others.
Le Mans cathedral
Le Mans is the main town in the department of Sarthe. The town is most well known for its remarkable motor races, but there are a huge number of attractions other than these. The town is as old as the Roman times, and is home to a good number of attractions related to the architecture as well. There are quite a few examples from several time periods. There are a number of Bath ruins from the roman times.
The racing circuit is the most famous part of the town, and apart from this, there is the Cite Plantagenet that is the most famous. The older part of town is home to mainly cobbled streets and half timbered houses. The town is also home to the Julian Cathedral, which is one of the main structures. The religious art work housed in the cathedral is what makes it worthwhile. The flying buttresses of the cathedral are impressive.
Le Mans 24 hour race is held every year in the month of June. The event is exceedingly in demand with tourists from all over the world, and it is important that you book tickets for the event pretty much in advance. The race weekend is when the entire town gets on a party atmosphere. Even if you do not have tickets to the main races, the town is still a fun place to be at the time of the race. There are a good number of things to do if you are a fan of cars as well, such as karting or driving around the legendary course yourself.