The Eastern Tesse Museum The National Gallery of Le Mans. It is in a former Episcopal palace . The museum Has Important Egyptian collection June.
It Presente aussi Many paintings of the seventeenth century, mainly French and Italian . Among the few works of Plus, discover Visitors May 4 sarcophagi , a boat and a funeral stele Middle – Empire.
The Musée Vert ” Green Museum”
The Musée Vert is located in a building from the nineteenth century. It has in its collection some 200,000 zoological, botanical and geological. These collections were collected during two centuries by collectors from the region.
The natural history museum has survived since 1799. It is the late 1920s that takes place in the former bishopric. In the 1950s, the collections will be a little neglected.
In 1995, the Green Museum opens its doors. Every year, it hosts nearly 15,000 visitors a year.
Le Mans’ museum of archaeology. The aptly-named Carré Plantagenêt has square-shaped courtyards and tells the story of the local Plantagenet dynasty. The museum relates the history of the town and the surrounding area in 5 chapters, from the first human occupation in prehistoric times, up to the charter granted to the “good town” by Louis XI in 1481. Follow one of the two fun yet scientific routes through the museum depending on how much time you have. The essential tour is a quick chronological visit with the main objects and models. The deeper tour is a longer chronological and topical visit with scenography, interactive totems and books on archaeology.
Le Mans Cathedral
Le Mans Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Julian of Le Mans, the city’s first bishop, who established Christianity in the area around the beginning of the 4th century. The cathedral, which combines a Romanesque nave and a High Gothic choir, is notable for its rich collection of stained glass and the spectacular bifurcating flying buttresses at its eastern end.
This is a building that marks the passage of local power from the counts of Anjou, to the Plantagenets, to the Capetians. The forms of the chevet, in particular, point to the different regionalisms of French Gothic: the Soissonais, Normandy and the Parisis.
The Epau Abbey
L’Épau Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey founded by the English queen Berengaria of Navarre in 1229. It is located on the outskirts of the city of Le Mans, on the left bank of the Huisne, adjoining the town of Yvré-l’Évêque. The abbey was suppressed in the French Revolution. The surviving buildings came close to destruction on several occasions, but their preservation was finally assured in 1958 by the General Council of the Sarthe department.
The Roman Enclossure of The MANS
Built at the end of the 3rd century (280-295), the Roman wall draws an irregular quadrilateral 450 m long and 200 m wide. This 1,300 meter perimeter has encircled the heart of the city for more than 17 centuries. In reference to the color of its walls, Vindunum (Le Mans) was described as a “red city”. Its construction of bricks, russet stones linked by a pink mortar gives it this characteristic hue. It was built to affirm the imperial power: the exceptional richness of the facings, where still succeeds today more than 8 m high friezes with geometric decorations, is a masterful trace. A rare monument, unique in France, the wall remains standing, though without any real foundation. Twelve towers, a door and three posterns are visible. Do not miss the Vivier tower, the Madeleine tower, the Tucé tower, the Gorron tower, the Grande Poterne.