Curiosities of Le Mans!!!

So here I go again digging into my vault of pictures, and finding some gems that should be in my blog. In my road warrior campaigns of my belle France, I have visited several times Le Mans and have plenty of posts on it in my blog. However, left out a couple pictures of neat off the beaten path places that should be in ,so therefore, here are my latest curiosities of Le Mans!!!

As you know, for reference, Le Mans is in the dept Sarthe no 72 of the region of Pays de la Loire

By the Place Saint Nicolas see the statue of one for the l’Emprente des Vainqueurs or the Footprint of the Winners, These statues are a set of bronze plaques located in the center of the city of Le Mans and inserted on the pedestrian roadway to honor the winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, modeled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Launched in 1991, they include the name of the person(s) honored, the year concerned, the fingerprints, as well as a facsimile of their signature. The shape is inspired by a wheel in opposition to the stars of the famous American walk of fame, In 2011 for the 20th anniversary, 20 plaques were inaugurated in the streets of the Saint Nicolas district of Le Mans, In 2019 the majority of these plates are deposited to allow the renovation of the streets. Their reassembly is planned for the centenary ceremonies in 2023.


The neighborhood or quartier Saint-Nicolas has a dynamic shopping district, rich in many streets organized around the Place Saint-Nicolas (to the east) and the Place de La République (to the west), a rallying point for all locals and all tourists. The ideal area for shopping. The Place Saint Nicolas is a small charming square not far from Place de la République, you can find some buildings there with beautiful architecture, a view of the cathedral and as well the footprints of the 24 hours of Le Mans.

The official 24hrs of Le Mans on the footprints

By the Quai Louis Blanc between the Sarthe river and the Roman ramparts, there is a big parking even for camping cars and you have a look of the ramparts and the belltower the Cathedral Saint Julian, See picture


You can see by here the nice bucolic garden along the Sarthe, magnificent view of the Roman wall and the Cité Plantagenêt, as well. The Jardin des Tanneries or the Tanneries garden on the banks of the Sarthe, left bank, at the foot of the Cité Plantagenêt and its Roman walls. Built at the end of the 3C (280-295), the Roman wall forms an irregular quadrilateral 450 meters long and 200 meters wide. This perimeter of 1300 meters surrounded for more than 17 centuries, the heart of the city. A rare monument, unique in France, the wall remains standing, although without real foundations. Twelve towers, a gate and three posterns are visible. Don’t miss the Tour du Vivier, the Tour de la Madeleine, the Tour de Tucé, the Tour des Pans de Gorron, and the Grande Postern.

The city of Le Mans on its heritage

The Le Mans tourist office on its heritage

There you go folks, a wonderful , gorgeous, curiosities of Le Mans with stunning architecture, a must to see in my belle France. Hope you have enjoy the post and welcome eventually to this nice town by the Sarthe river.

And remember, happy travels, good health ,and many cheers to all!!!

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