Bread festival, Rastas, skating: 10 outings to do at Le Mans this weekend

By Maxime Davoust
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May 3, 24 at 4:26 p.m.

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Want to to go out this weekend at Le Mans? Here is 10 ideasselected by news Le Mansfor Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5, 2024.

1. Solidarity Day

An associative village, bringing together numerous organizations, will be set up for the Solidarity Day, on the Place de la République. Reflection will take place around round tables.

At Les Jacobins, a world flavors village will be set up, highlighting gastronomy.

Saturday May 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Place de la République and Place des Jacobins.

2. A selfie museum at Les Jacobins

To the Jacobins, the “selfie museum” allows you to go back in time: everyone can come and take a photo of themselves in front of colorful and “Instagrammable” backgrounds, in settings ranging from the 1940s to 2000.

Until Saturday May 4, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. upstairs in the Jacobins shopping center. Free and open access.

A music museum is set up until Saturday at the Jacobins shopping center. ©Maxime DAVOUST/Actu Le Mans

3. “The hospital on canvas”

An event called “The hospital on canvas” will allow you to discover the hospital Center otherwise, this Saturday. In different places of the establishments artists will set up from 10 a.m. In the afternoon, activities will be offered in front of the chapel, in the village hall and the streets of the hospital.

Saturday May 4, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.

4. The Rastas of the Heart

A new edition of Rastas of the Heart is scheduled for this Saturday, May 4. On the bill: Straax Sound System, Gio Gio, Kunthea, Marafanyi, Vanupie, Derrick Sound. The principle of the solidarity concert: as an entry ticket, spectators will provide 5 kg of food.

Saturday May 4 at Saulnières (239 avenue Rhin et Danube).

5. From freestyle to the ice rink

This Saturday, May 4, the ice skating rink CityGlace organizes a national freestyle meeting, an original, spectacular and free skating practice. Practitioners from all over France will come together to discuss and challenge each other by performing figures, movements, alone or in groups, technical or spectacular. Demonstrations and discovery workshops will take place in the afternoon. And in the evening, a gala with freestyle battles will be hosted by a DJ.

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Saturday, May 4, at the CityGlace ice rink. Prices: €15 (€10 under 12 to 7 years old). Day pass: €35. Reservations on the official website.

6. “Flight” at the museum

Until Sunday, the exhibition “The Flight” can be seen at the Jean-Claude Boulard – Carré Plantagenêt museum. The Spanish artist Israel Ariño, sensitive to light and matter, was welcomed for six weeks at Le Mans. His works are anchored in the territory.

From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jean-Claude Boulard Museum – Carré Plantagenêt (2 rue Claude Blondeau). Free admission.

7. Bread and cereals in the meadow

There Bread and Cereal Festival will celebrate one of the most typical French products but in all its diversity. Competitions, tastings, sales and various activities are on the program.

Sunday, May 5, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Arche de la nature (Maison de la prairie). Free admission.

The event will take place at the Maison de la prairie, at the Arche de la nature, in Le Mans. Archive photo ©Maxime DAVOUST/Actu Le Mans

8. The history of prostitution

A visit guided on the theme “Boots and brothels” will address the history of prostitution in the Cité Plantagenêt. Often embellished by the imagination of writers and painters, the lives of women turn out to be sordid and dramatic…

Sunday May 5 at 3 p.m., departure from the Maison du Pilier-Rouge. Prices: €4. Ticket office: Maison du Pilier-Rouge and Tourist Office.

9. The first of “Sundays at the Kiosk”

Meet at the Jardin des Plantes for the first of “Sundays at the Kiosk”, with the Pontlieue Musical Union. Singing, music, dancing: until September 29, 15 other Sunday events are announced.

Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m., at the Jardin des Plantes kiosk.

Concerts or dance: events are planned until September 2024 at the Jardin des Plantes kiosk in Le Mans. Archives
Concerts or dance: events are planned until September 2024 at the Jardin des Plantes kiosk in Le Mans. Archives ©Maxime DAVOUST/Actu Le Mans

10. Basketball: MSB VS Limoges

As part of the 33rd day of the basketball championship Betclic EliteLe Mans will face Limoges.
The opponent of the day (11th) is ahead of MSB by one place in the rankings.

Sunday May 5, at 7 p.m., Antarès room. Reservations on the official website.

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