8 days in Le Mans & Paris Itinerary

8 days in Le Mans & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Tours-Val-de-Loire Airport, Drive to Le Mans City
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Le Mans City
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Le Mans City

— 2 nights

Racing Capital

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, cozy up to a beverage at Hops Store, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans, and finally appreciate the history behind Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de la Visitation, look for gifts at La Part des Anges, then stroll through Arche de la Nature, and finally get engrossed in the history at 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Le Mans City trip planner.

Weston, USA to Le Mans City is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Weston to Le Mans City, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Weston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Le Mans City, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trip

Paris

— 5 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Rue Saint-Romain, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and make a trip to Lampadaires Colonnes Rostrales.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Le Mans City to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Le Mans travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · History Museums · Churches
Le Mans is a city in France, on the Sarthe River. Traditionally the capital of the province of Maine, it is now the capital of the Sarthe department and the seat of the Roman Catholic diocese of Le Mans. Le Mans is a part of the Pays de la Loire region.Its inhabitants are called Manceaux and Mancelles. Since 1923, the city has hosted the internationally famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance sports car race.HistoryFirst mentioned by Claudius Ptolemy, the Roman city Vindinium was the capital of the Aulerci, a sub tribe of the Aedui. Le Mans is also known as Civitas Cenomanorum (City of the Cenomani), or Cenomanus. Their city, seized by the Romans in 47 BC, was within the ancient Roman province of Gallia Lugdunensis. A 3rd-century amphitheatre is still visible. The thermae were demolished during the crisis of the third century when workers were mobilized to build the city's defensive walls. The ancient wall around Le Mans is one of the most complete circuits of Gallo-Roman city walls to survive.

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