Known for the “24 heures du Mans, the third largest city of “Pays de la Loire” attracts not only fans of speed and the automobile. Indeed, Le Mans welcomes this year close to 13 000 students, grouped mainly at the University of Maine. Located just one hour from Paris, this city is an excellent choice for your short stays. You will be able to walk in the city Plantagenêt, historical medieval center of Le Mans, and to pace its 20 hectares of paved lanes. There you will find the Gallo-Roman Wall, the Cathedral of St. Julien as well as many traditional houses, renaissance and medieval. In the months of July and August, during the “Nuit des Chimères”, you will be able to attend a free show of projections on the monuments of the city every evening. For car enthusiasts, you can visit the “Musée des 24 heures - Circuit de la Sarthe” which combines, in an area of 5 km2 of exhibition, the most emblematic cars in the history of racing. Finally, enjoy a visit to Le Mans to taste the specialties of the region: “la marmite sarthoise”, the delicious dessert "le petit sarthois" and of course “les rillettes”!