Le Mans & Around

LE MANS, capital of the Sarthe region of France & the oldest existing province of Maine today, it is the second city of the "Pays de la Loire" region.

Le Mans benefits from an excellent geographical situation between the Parisian basin & West European regions. Possessing substantial road & rail networks it is a communications crossroad & serves as a link between the Atlantic & Paris.

Communication links:

*Motorway routes
.Le Mans - Rennes
.Le Mans - Paris
.Le Mans - Nantes

*TGV (high speed train) links
.Le Mans - Paris (54mins)
.Le Mans - Rennes (75mins)
.Le Mans - Nantes (75mins)
.Le Mans - Lyon (3hrs 15mins)

Birthplace of the automobile industry, Le Mans is internationally known for its 24 hour automobile race, the "24 Heures Du Mans" : the most prestigious endurance race.

Le Mans is a town rich in art & history and is also resolutely turning towards a centre of activities.