You can easily reach Le Mans by plane, train, car, bus or even boat. The nearest airport is the Le Mans-Arnage airport, which runs several national and international flights. By train, the city is about an hour from Paris, 2.5 hours from Lille, 4 hours from London or 5 hours from the south of France. By car, you can reach the city via the many motorways that connect to it. By boat you can even arrive via the Sarthe River and hop off at the Mans Port. Once in the city, there are various buses and tramways to get around, or you can easily rent a bike. You can also drive around the larger parts of the city, get a taxi, or even visit the older parts on foot.
Le Mans has always preserved a certain gastronomic patrimony. It is particularly well-known for the excellence of its meat products. You should definitely try the local “rillettes”, which are various meats (pork, goose, duck, rabbit or venison) slowly cooked in their own fat into a smooth paste. Also check out the Maine Farmer’s beef, used in various local dishes.
Each year during the second weekend of June, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the city of Le Mans organise one of the greatest Auto racing events in the world: Les 24 heures du Mans. This event attracts some 230,000 spectators each year. Two other sports events organized by the city are the 24 heures Moto and the Grand Prix de France Moto, both of which are for motorcycles.
The old part of Le Mans was used for the filming of various classic French films such as "Cyrano de Bergerac", "Le Bossu" and "Molière".
http://www.lemans.fr (Official city site)http://www.lemanstourisme.com// (Tourist site)www.lemans.org (24 heures du Mans)