Le Mans

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Overview

Le Mans, car racing and heritage, a surprising mix in a pretty city! Le Mans is a city of western France, in the Pays de la Loire region. This 140,000 inhabitants city is very famous for the 24 hours of Le Mans, an international motor race. The city was built along the banks of the Sarthe and Huisne rivers and can easily be reached by train (...)

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Getting there You can get to Le Mans from Lyon, Marseille and Lille. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 00:54 HK$133
From Paris Cdg Airport 01:38 HK$230
From Avignon 04:07 HK$363
From Lyon 02:58 HK$222
From Marseille 04:42 HK$1,055
From Lille 02:35 HK$222
From Rennes 01:20 HK$160
From Aix En Provence Tgv 04:29 HK$869
From Strasbourg 03:53 HK$355
From La Ferte-bernard 00:24 HK$80
From Arras 02:41 HK$674
From Vannes 02:31 HK$248
From Guingamp 02:31 HK$257
From Saint-malo 02:14 HK$222
From Auray 02:49 HK$266
From St Brieuc 02:13 HK$381
From Lorient 03:01 HK$275
From Sille Le Guillaum 00:18 HK$80
From Vivoin Beaumont 00:16 HK$80
From Quimper 03:38 HK$328
From Brest 03:35 HK$328
From Dol 02:01 HK$204
From Morlaix 03:01 HK$284
From Sable 00:21 HK$80
From Mayet 00:26 HK$80
From Chateau Du Loir 00:27 HK$80
From Tours 00:57 HK$142
From St Pierre Des Corps 00:59 HK$151
From Massy 00:47 HK$133
From Laval 00:45 HK$115
From Evron 00:31 HK$98
From Nogent Le Rotrou 00:36 HK$98
From Angers 00:40 HK$124
From Courville Sur Eur 01:01 HK$160
From Vitre 01:05 HK$124
From Marne La Vallee 01:22 HK$177
From Caen 01:35 HK$89
From Champagne 00:06 HK$80
From Nantes 01:19 HK$204
From Chartres 01:13 HK$177
From Mezidon 01:19 HK$204
From Alencon 00:28 HK$89
From Versailles 02:02 HK$266


Getting around From Le Mans, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Champagne 00:07 HK$80
To Sille Le Guillaum 00:27 HK$80
To Mayet 00:28 HK$80
To Vivoin Beaumont 00:30 HK$80
To La Ferte-bernard 00:34 HK$80
To Sable 00:38 HK$80
To Chateau Du Loir 00:49 HK$80
To Nogent Le Rotrou 00:50 HK$98
To Massy 00:52 HK$177
To Alencon 00:52 HK$89
To Evron 00:56 HK$98
To Laval 01:16 HK$115
To Angers 01:22 HK$124
To Marne La Vallee 01:30 HK$177
To Paris Cdg Airport 01:39 HK$222
To Nantes 02:42 HK$204
To Versailles 02:59 HK$257
To St Pierre Des Corps 03:21 HK$115
To Vitre 03:34 HK$124
To Tours 03:36 HK$142
To Courville Sur Eur 03:39 HK$160
To Chartres 03:53 HK$177
To Rennes 03:59 HK$160
To Maintenon 04:06 HK$204
To Mezidon 04:17 HK$204
To Dol 04:27 HK$204
To Lille 04:34 HK$222
To Caen 04:41 HK$89
To St Brieuc 04:43 HK$248
To Saint-malo 04:47 HK$222
To Guingamp 04:54 HK$257
To Paris 04:56 HK$177
To Arras 05:09 HK$355
To Vannes 05:10 HK$248
To Auray 05:11 HK$266
To Marseille 05:17 HK$700
To Lorient 05:22 HK$275
To Morlaix 05:27 HK$284
To Strasbourg 05:38 HK$567
To Brest 05:41 HK$328
To Quimper 06:07 HK$328
To Nimes 06:14 HK$1,011
To Avignon 06:43 HK$656
To Aix En Provence Tgv 07:00 HK$860
To Lyon 07:18 HK$408

While you're there

Le Mans, car racing and heritage, a surprising mix in a pretty city!

Le Mans is a city of western France, in the Pays de la Loire region. This 140,000 inhabitants city is very famous for the 24 hours of Le Mans, an international motor race. The city was built along the banks of the Sarthe and Huisne rivers and can easily be reached by train from Paris.

The main event in Le Mans is without any doubt the 24 hours of Le Mans. This race groups many pilots together for different trials lasting each 24 hours.

Over this event, Le Mans is labelled "ville d’art et d’histoire". Historically, Le Mans is related to the Plantagenêt’s dynasty insomuch the historic centre is called the Plantagenêt’s Cité. This part of the city contains many monuments such as the Saint Peter la Cour’s collegiate or the Saint Julien’s cathedral.

Le Mans also presents an unique example of roman wall, which is one of the best preserved ones in the ancient Roman Empire.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Le Mans can be found.


 


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Customer reviews

  • "Easy to purchase"    
    Purchased ticket online. received via email. printed it. used it on the train. Easy.  
  • "All went perfectly well!"    
    We had a very pleasant journey!  
  • "Convenience"    
    Space for baggage each end of carriage.  
  • "Comfort train and safe"    
    Enjoyable train services! Reliable!  
  • "France"    
    Excellent booking system - good price by booking online early, picked up tickets at the station on the day with no problems (machines in English). Trains punctual and reliable.  
  • "Trip to Le Mans"    
    Train was cancelled but I managed to get on a train there and back. However, the return trip I didn't get a seat. I like the TGV but this experience was a bit strenuous because of the uncertainty of the trains. I think the crew that was there did a good job overall.  
  • "TGV - Paris - Le Mans"    
    I was impressed by the general comfort and punctuality of the service. My reason for taking using this service was to be able to travel to Caen for a very short visit that would not have been possible if the TGV service was not available. Two matters for disappointment: 1) When the train stopped for perhaps 45 minutes, no announcement giving a brief reason for the cause of the delay was made. For me, that relatively small delay impacted quite severely on the time I was going to have available in Caen to visit WWII memorial locations. 2) I found the nearest on-board toilet (Coach D) to be quite unsatisfactory. My feeling would be that women in particular may not have felt able to use the facility and anyone who had mobility difficulties would have been at risk of slipping and possibly falling. Thank you.  
  • "last and next trips"    
    Dear sir, Thank you for your acceptance of my notes, And which can be summarized as follows: 1 - Travel timing was appropriate. 2 - the transition between the trains at the station was so easy. 3 - display to the movement of trains was up to date . 4 - unfortunately the luggage chamber was small. By the way I have a revaersation from Paris to Monte Carlo on 21/5/2014, a transaction of 123.90 euro was translated on 22/2/2014, card no 0621. Hope to send the e tickets. With my best wishes. Ayad Asaad Ibrahim  
  • "Inconvenient"    
    This train was stopped at a station before it reached St Malo due to a problem with the track ahead. We were kept sitting in the train for some time - at least half an hour - before suddenly everyone started getting off. We do not speak French and struggled to understand what was going on. We collected our luggage and followed other passengers to the Bus Station where we again waited some time - at least 20 minutes - before buses came to transport us the rest of the journey to St Malo. We had to ask staff to explain what was happening in English as there was little consideration for passengers who did not speak French. Water was handed to passengers as they embarked on the buses. We were especially disappointed as we only had a little more than 24 hours to spend in St Malo and lost at least 1 1/2 hours of that time because of the additional travel time caused by the delay. We were handed forms to fill in to receive compensation for the inconvenience caused but have yet to establish if we will have part of the cost of the fare reimbursed. We appreciated the fact this was offered.  
  • "Wonderful experitnce"    
    We went to Marseille from Paris by TGV train. We enjoyed the experience on the train.  
  • "Unreasonable reservation fee"    
    With the France Rail Pass, I can't believe I have to spend another HKD 400 for 2-seats reservation. The reservation fee policy actually limited my choice of train for France Rail Pass - if I took all the travel on TGV, the total cost for Rail Pass reservation is even higher than buying individual tickets. Please could you consider a bit from customer perspective.  
  • "get the tickets"    
    Could not get the tickets at automatic counters (missing ticket codes on confirmation of reservation). Long queue at the counter.  
  • "Not bad but very expensive!"    
    I like the TGVs; they're fast and really nice and clean. Unfortunately, if you don't speak French, you'll have a hard time understanding what's going on, as all the tickets, signage and announcements over the loudspeaker are in French. I do speak some French so it was ok but it was still a bit confusing. For example, I had two suitcases with me, one HUGE and heavy, and I had to sit down. I found a seat in a really nice carriage, but soon after the ticket man told me, in French, I was in first class not second class (I'm pretty sure that's what he said). I didn't know if I should move or not, and it was pretty obvious I didn't really understand. So i stayed put, with all my luggage, and no one made me move. Also, it's so expensive!! More expensive that flying, in some cases. I would use the trains more if they weren't so exorbitantly overpriced. But they're clean, fast and reliable so I can't really complain. But be warned- learn some relevant French words before catching a TGV to save yourself some confusion!