Le Mans, the city of the famous race 'les 24h du Mans', is a beautiful and exciting place to live in, even if you don't care for the motorsport that makes the city's name famous. There are many things expats living in Le Mans can see and do to help them get their footing in their new home. Simply strolling through the city and visiting the local sights can help expatriates in Le Mans with settling into their new life abroad and get a feel for their new home. A great first place expats living in Le Mans should visit is the Palais des Comtes du Maine, which is the birthplace of Henry II of England. Followed by a stroll around the remnants of the Roman wall in the old town, expatriates can then experience the boutique cafés and shops that make it such a popular area of the city.
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Many people move to Le Mans because of the incredible weather, brilliant job opportunities and its relationship with motor sport. The city is probably best known for the two separate racing tracks that are in the nearby area. The Bugatti Circuit is a permanent fixture and is used throughout the year as a racing track, whereas the Circuit de la Sarthe is made up mainly of public roads and is only open on the days surrounding a particular race. Although many shops have to shut because of the race, boutiques and stalls are opened, as the races attract thousands of tourists and customers. If you are planning on moving to Le Mans, in order to experience the motor sport yourself, enjoy the many cultural offerings that Le Mans has at its heart, or simply for work, then you should also think about joining InterNations. Members of our online expat community can help make your relocation to Le Mans easier.
The tourist industry makes up a large portion of the Le Mans developing economy, with more and more people flocking to the city to see les 24h du Mans every year. However, because of its proximity to good transport routes in and out of the country, the manufacturing and shipping industries are growing alongside the number of tourists. If you're thinking of working in Le Mans, but you're not sure exactly where to get started, it might help you to visit the InterNations forums. Thousands of expats just like yourself use these to share their experiences,, freely giving hints and tips about working and living abroad. And InterNations’ the Expat Magazine, with its articles on, for example, breaking down cultural barriers, learning about business etiquette and starting your business as an expatriate abroad, can further help you get accustomed to life abroad.