The city of Le Mans is part of the Pays de la Loire region in the northwestern part of France. Located on the Sarthe river, Le Mans traces its history back to Roman times. The city is replete with glorious reminders of the past with its restored old city home to a number of beautiful buildings including the Cathedral Saint-Julien. The charms of its old town and the bustle of its modern quarters aside, Le Mans is known across the world for the 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car endurance race, one of the most famous events not only in motorsports but across sports. Whether or not you’re a motor sport aficionado, Le Mans has something for you!
French dishes are known for their complex and rich flavors and most French people eat bread, wine and cheese daily and it is safe to say that it is a staple of French diet. At Le Mans you can find a variety of restaurants and cafes that specialize in number of culinary traditions and traditional cuisine. You can also find a variety of other cuisines in the city. Some of the popular dishes include:
Some notable restaurants serving the local specialties include:
While France is the home of wine, beer is quite popular too. Northern France is where you Biere de Grade can be found. The alcohol purchase age was raised to 18 for all drinks, but is not always strictly enforced. There are a couple of mixed drinks like Panache, Monaco, Kir and Pastis that are more or less unique to France and nearby countries. Some popular pubs in the Le Mans region include: