Le Mans Roman Walls

Le Mans, France

The Roman wall in the old town of Le Mans is one of the best of its type still extant in France. The 1300m long construction is laid out with 12 towers wraps around the immaculately preserved and restored Plantagenet Old City. There are only two longer ancient Roman walls left, in Rome and Istanbul (Constantinopole). These walls are highlighted every summer (July and August) evening in a light show that tells the history of the town.

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Founded: 300 AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Roman Gaul (France)

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