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Preparing your trip to Le Mans: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. The public transport system is well-developed in the city. One can get to any areas of interest by bus, and a tram runs from the railway station to the Old Town.
2. In the Old Town, interesting attractions and cultural centers are located at every step. It would be comfortable to explore them on foot.
3. The historical center of Le Mans is rarely mentioned in tourist guidebooks so even some experienced tourists are not aware of its existence. Even in the midst of the tourist season, its streets are never crowded.
4. Shopping enthusiasts should look for the most interesting shops near Place de République. Here, unique art galleries and craft workshops are open along narrow historic streets.
5. Those who are planning to rent a car for a vacation should take into account that many streets in the Old Town are pedestrian. Even streets open for traffic may be very narrow, so moving around them by car is quite problematic. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Independent tourists who're going to save on restaurants should visit Place des Jacobins in the morning. A large grocery market operating here attracts farmers from all around.
7. Most grocery stores close quite early in Le Mans. A large Carrefour City supermarket located in the city center is open until 10:00 pm.
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8. The most expensive Le Mans hotels are located in the city center. Thrifty tourists should pay attention to hotels near the railway station offering much more affordable prices.
9. Local restaurants have a peculiar mode of operation, most of them do not work in the daytime. Many restaurants close at 2:00 pm and open later after 5:00 pm.
10. In Le Mans, public transport tickets can be bought right at the stops. Ticket vending machines are installed at all stops. Be sure to stock up with a sufficient amount of small change to use them.
11. Free public toilets can be found on all lively streets, especially in the Old Town. Special signs will help you find them.
12. Near the city, there is an international airport, which receives flights from other countries every day. Le Mans is linked to the nearby French towns by rail.
13. The main tourist office is near Place de République. Here you can get city maps and booklets with a description of local attractions for free, as well as buy tickets to museums and cultural centers.
14. Apart from the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, the city holds many other major competitions. Sports enthusiasts would be no less interested in visiting Le Mans outside the framework of this grand sports event.
15. Not far from the city, you can explore the famous Châteaux of the Loire Valley. Fans of tours should not be limited to regular walks around the historic district.
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France: travelling advices

12. In Paris, there is a highly developed accommodation system not in hotels, but in small studio apartments. You can choose an option for posting like on special Internet portals.
13. Rooms in hotels and apartments in Paris are incredibly close. Tourists with children should be prepared for it.
14. Sundays are days off for most establishments. Monday morning is also often a non-working day for organizations and stores.
15. When choosing a place to stay, especially with children, it is best to stop the choice on the places far away from the stations and the Moulin Rouge area. … Open
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Travelling to Le Mans - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Le Mans. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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