Le Mans “La Nuit des Chimères” Winter Spectacle

Le Mans – La Nuit des Chimères Son et Lumière

Every evening throughout the Christmas holiday, the cathedral and fountain in the fortified Plantagenet town of Le Mans are being transformed into a giant projection screen, a partial reprise of the summer evening spectacular staged this year.

Cathedral St Julien, Nuit des Chimères 2010

Each Tuesday to Saturday evening from 18h00 to 20h30 throughout the Christmas holiday period (1 December 2010 to 1 January 2011) the cathedral and fountains in the fortified Plantagenet town of Le Mans are being transformed into a giant projection screen, recreating part of the annual summer “son et lumière” show.

  • mysterious fantasy figures rise from the stairs and fountain in the Place des Jacobins
  • Angels and Demons give a celestial concert on the cathedral walls

Arrive early and park in the Parking des Jacobins at the foot of the cathedral, then after your visit dine in one of the many good restaurants of the old city.

The sound and light show begins at sunset, around 18h00. Stop for as long as you wish in front of each scene and maybe eat in one of the excellent restaurants or bistros of the old town.

In addition, the annual Christmas Fair takes place in the Place de la Republique until 31st December from 11h to 19h (20h on Friday and Saturday).

Le Mans centre is approximately 40km (25 miles) from our own bed and breakfast accommodation.