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La Nuit des Chimeres

Le Mans, France
+33 2 43 28 17 22
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A most unusual and delightful experience

Certainly worth seeing. The city tourist web-site explains what this is all about but no photos or... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2012
Brian-Angela
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Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex
a must see

you can't visit le mans and not see this. 2 hours of different light shows to music in different... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2012
crat791
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Liversedge, England, United Kingdom
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Le Mans, France
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Certainly worth seeing. The city tourist web-site explains what this is all about but no photos or written description can really do it justice. In essence there are several buildings in the medieval city which are illuminated with multiple projection technology to create stunning facades....More

2  Thank Brian-Angela
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

you can't visit le mans and not see this. 2 hours of different light shows to music in different parts of the old town. stunning effects especially both sides of the cathedral and the roman walls. pick up a guide from the tourist info point...More

1  Thank crat791
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Truely an amazing experience, starts around 10pm, a must see if in Le Mans or surrounding area. Never seen anything like it, just wonderful, and Free. Website and pamphlets just don't do it justice. Enjoyed wondering the streets seeing all the shows.

3  Thank ilovefood123_12
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Went thinking it would be same old light show we have seen elsewhere (Rome, LOndon etc) but this is really good and kept and very tired 5 year old entertained for over 2 hours. Could not drag him away. Need to time in well to...More

1  Thank carolevegas
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We visited Le Mans to see the motor museum and to drive the race track, the Nuit des Chimeres starts every summer evening and is quite unique, an otherwise, dreary ish town is transformed by the brilliant light and projected image show. Look it up...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

This was a must-see after our first experience of the video-mapping technique during the Madness part of the Jubilee Concert. ('Our House', etc.) Start at the East end of the cathedral (easy parking) and move at leisure around the various scenes. If you're not a...More

2  Thank jayartibee
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We have travelled to many places but have never seen anything like this. It was fantastic: a light show with life sized people and dragons and all sorts moving about on the castle walls, the cathedral walls - in fact in 7 different locations. I...More

Thank Trisha49
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

If you see this, bring a good camera to capture the beauty of this light show. I liked the one from the back of the Cathédrale St-Julien more than the one at the front.

1  Thank FoodieT
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

In July and August (please check exact dates) after 9.00pm, Le Mans hosts a fabulous free son et lumiere (sound and light) show on its historic Plantagenet walls. Wander around with the locals and marvel at the ever-changing parade of mythological beasts projected on the...More

3  Thank Farehamvoyager
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Reviewed December 17, 2010

Impossible to describe. We went in December and suspect we might not have seen some of the sites (only in Summer perhaps), but the Cathedral Fountain steps and above all medieval Angel musicians on the West Facade were wonderful.

4  Thank SouthWalesPeter
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Response from Laurawheelerr | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Sorry I just saw this! You do not need to buy tickets and can get a map from the tourist office! I hope you do/did go! Its amazing! Xxx
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Response from Catherine G | Reviewed this property |
First WE of July I believe.
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