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La Nuit des Chimeres

Le Mans, France
+33 2 43 28 17 22
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Make a detour for this lightshow

Check dates but certainly every night in August, come and marvel at a very professional lightshow... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fareham, Hampshire

Unexpected and wonderful evening, though wish I had done some research before we stumbled on it as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sharon w
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“light show” (19 reviews)
“ten minutes” (3 reviews)
“old town” (16 reviews)
Le Mans, France
+33 2 43 28 17 22
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check dates but certainly every night in August, come and marvel at a very professional lightshow on city walls and buildings. NB Most restaurants are closed on Mondays.

Thank Farehamvoyager
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unexpected and wonderful evening, though wish I had done some research before we stumbled on it as no idea what it was about to explain to kids.. Cathedral show was amazing.

Thank sharon w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a late night for the children as if didn't start until 10pm. But it was well worth it. The Roman wall and north side of the cathedral were the better displays. A bit surreal in places, but definitely entertaining.

Thank DrDolittle1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An entertaining original light show. Start early enough to wander the old streets and see the displays. I wish we had more time to see all the projections and visit longer. Le Mans gem.

Thank ESColin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely thing to visit after a dinner, just a shame it was raining and we couldn't see more! A great way to explore an alternative Le Mans

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Always a good show, depending on the weather of course. A few new features this year, if you've not seen this before this is well worth taking the time to wander around the old part of Le Mans.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Really worth staying in town late for. We really only caught the Cathedral but that in itself was worth it. We would have liked yo stay longer.

Thank Mog259
Reviewed 4 August 2017

It's really worthwhile to wait for the sun to set and take an evening walk in the old historic centre of Le Mans. Several historical places/buildings are lit and they become the canvas for a truly beautiful sound and light show. You take a stroll...More

1  Thank Albert047
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Returning from our family holiday in southern France, and scoping out Le Mans for a short stop, I saw La Nuit des Chimeres advertised. Website wasn't very clear on dates as we were at the very end of the season, but we eventually confirmed it...More

2  Thank ADsMum
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The nightly display for Christmas features on the cathedral walls and tells some biblical stories and also patterns and folk tales. The show lasts about 20 minutes and repeats on a loop between 18:30 and 21:00. Well worth braving the cold to enjoy it.

1  Thank Sam3314
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2 August 2016|
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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
28 June 2016|
Response from Catherine G | Reviewed this property |
First WE of July I believe.