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City of LE MANS, FRANCE.

Northwestern France.

In the month of October ,i travelled from London by Eurostar train through the Euro
tunnel to Paris Gare du Nord France. Then took the Metro line 7 to Montparnasse station ,then TGV train to Le Mans. -
London to Le Mans taking just over 5 hours. ---- I stayed one night at Ashley hotel, near rail station. --The city of
Le Mans is two seperate towns , Old and Modern. - Le Mans is famous for the Motor
24 hour race., that starts in the city centre in June, ----I set off to walk and see has much as i could. Passing Notre-Dame church In Place Aristide Briant,
on my way to the Old town, There are loads of lovely half timbered houses, The cathedral of Saint Julien towers over the city, with its lovely stained glass windows. The cathedral built 11th to 15th centuries.
,LE  MANS,  FRANCE-- Front of  rail  station.0n  arrival. --  SNCF is  the  train  operator..-Paris  one  hour  by  TGV.

LE MANS, FRANCE-- Front of rail station.0n arrival. -- SNCF is the train operator..-Paris one hour by TGV.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE.-- Rail  station 6pm  in  the  month  of  October.

LE MANS, FRANCE.-- Rail station 6pm in the month of October.

LE  MANS ,FRANCE.  -Ashley Hotel,  3  star. -Near  rail  station,  10  minute  walk  to  city  centre.

LE MANS ,FRANCE. -Ashley Hotel, 3 star. -Near rail station, 10 minute walk to city centre.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE.  --  Place Aristide Briant with Notre-Dame de la Couture Church, formerly  an  Abbey Church  dates  from  12th  century.

LE MANS, FRANCE. -- Place Aristide Briant with Notre-Dame de la Couture Church, formerly an Abbey Church dates from 12th century.

LE MANS, FRANCE.-- St.Julien Cathedral built  between  11th and  15th  centuries.  --  Cathedral 134 m  long. - Tower 210t high  [64 m

LE MANS, FRANCE.-- St.Julien Cathedral built between 11th and 15th centuries. -- Cathedral 134 m long. - Tower 210t high [64 m

]LE MANS, FRANCE.  --Cathedral 0f  St. Julien.in  Gothic  style with  Flying  Buttresses. --  St  Julien was  the  first evangelist  of  Le  Mans.

LE MANS, FRANCE. --Cathedral 0f St. Julien.in Gothic style with Flying Buttresses. -- St Julien was the first evangelist of Le Mans.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE.--  Square near  Cathedral

LE MANS, FRANCE.-- Square near Cathedral

LE  MANS,  FRANCE. --St. Julien cathedral  --  Nave.as 108  windows.

LE MANS, FRANCE. --St. Julien cathedral -- Nave.as 108 windows.

LE MANS,  FRANCE.   St. Julien  cathedral  -- Beautiful  stained  glass  windows.

LE MANS, FRANCE. St. Julien cathedral -- Beautiful stained glass windows.

LE MANS,  FRANCE.

LE MANS, FRANCE.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE.  --  Place Saint  Michel.in  Old  Town.

LE MANS, FRANCE. -- Place Saint Michel.in Old Town.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE.-- Wealthy persons  house,  with  little  tower.

LE MANS, FRANCE.-- Wealthy persons house, with little tower.

LE  MANS  FRANCE.

LE MANS FRANCE.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE.

LE MANS, FRANCE.

LE MANS, FRANCE.--Old  town.

LE MANS, FRANCE.--Old town.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE.

LE MANS, FRANCE.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE.  -- Rue du Pilier.

LE MANS, FRANCE. -- Rue du Pilier.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE.  View  from  Rempart  street.

LE MANS, FRANCE. View from Rempart street.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE  . 48 Grande  Rue.-  Restaurant.

LE MANS, FRANCE . 48 Grande Rue.- Restaurant.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE.  --Grande  Rue.

LE MANS, FRANCE. --Grande Rue.

LE MANS,  FRANCE.-- Old  town.

LE MANS, FRANCE.-- Old town.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE.-- 81 Grande  Rue,--  Music  Library.

LE MANS, FRANCE.-- 81 Grande Rue,-- Music Library.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE.  -  Place  Saint  Pierre.

LE MANS, FRANCE. - Place Saint Pierre.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE.-- Hotel  de  Ville,  Town  Hall , in Place  St Pierre.

LE MANS, FRANCE.-- Hotel de Ville, Town Hall , in Place St Pierre.

LE MANS,  FRANCE.

LE MANS, FRANCE.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE.-- Palais des Comtes du  Maine.--built 970 AD  to  1015  AD.

LE MANS, FRANCE.-- Palais des Comtes du Maine.--built 970 AD to 1015 AD.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE.==Freedom  Square.

LE MANS, FRANCE.==Freedom Square.

LE  MANS,  FRANCE,  -- Freedom/ Place de la  Republique.  Starting place  of  Le  Mans  24  motor  race,  in June.

LE MANS, FRANCE, -- Freedom/ Place de la Republique. Starting place of Le Mans 24 motor race, in June.

LE  MANS , FRANCE --Freedom  Square.,busy  in  June with  Motor  Race.

LE MANS , FRANCE --Freedom Square.,busy in June with Motor Race.

----------le Mans rail station is on the Paris to Brest line, also Angers and Tours. Train operator is S.N.C.F. ----King Henry 2 of England was born in Le Mans in 1133 AD.

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