Cradle of the Plantagenêt dynasty, the city of Art and History of Le Mans, former capital of the Maine, preserves a prestigious built heritage from its rich past. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
Located in the west of France, Le Mans is a city in the Pays de la Loire region with a population of about 144,000. Known for its famous car and motorcycle racing, it also has the aforementioned label "Ville d'Art et d'Histoire", and its historic district has several monuments from the medieval period. You can admire the Saint-Julien cathedral, which you can access by a staircase that leads up from the Place des Jacobins: built between the 11th and 15th centuries, the cathedral's entrance is marked by a menhir.
In the old town, you will be able to stroll through narrow streets lined with stone or half-timbered houses, covered with slate. On the Place du Cardinal Grente you will see the Bishop's house, dating from the 16th century. Also don't miss the visit to the Queen Berangère Museum, as well as the Town Hall, former Royal Palace, an impressive group of buildings dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries. Around the city you can see the beautiful remains of the Roman wall, with four of the original five towers, and a pleasant medieval-style garden where some of the stone spheres that were projected during an assault in 1425 by the Earl of Salisbury remain.
Between May and October the climate is perfectly acceptable and you'll be able to enjoy Le Mans as well as the Sarthe department as a whole during these couple of months!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!