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Castle of Angers

2 Promenade du Bout du Monde | Rue du Château, 49100, Angers, France
+33 2 41 86 48 77
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The apparent austerity of this shale and limestone fortress, which the young king Louis IX had built on the edge of his kingdom in the 13th century, contrasts with the tranquil grounds inside the castle walls and the pleasant residence of the Dukes of Anjou, composed of buildings constructed at the end of the Gothic era. To transform and embellish the castle into a more welcoming home for the Anjou court, terraces and gardens were laid out, galleries built and the gateway erected. The star attraction within the walls of the Château d’Angers is the Tapestry of the Apocalypse or woven in 1375. With its 104 metres in length, it is the largest medieval tapestry anywhere in the world. Open: > 2nd May to 4th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. > 5th September to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 45 minutes before closing time. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December.
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2 Promenade du Bout du Monde | Rue du Château, 49100, Angers, France
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If your looking for old giant defense type castles with old tapestries this is the best in France. You can hike the castle walls and, walk the gardens and gaze at the 1000 year old tapestries. Also the castle is not that busy with crowds...More

Thank Big D Y
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Reviewed 3 days ago

And it's old. Beyond that, not very memorable, except that it does house the FABULOUS tapestry of St. John's Apocalypse (i.e. the Book of Revelation), which rather compensates for the castle's unromantic clunkiness.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

interesting building with very pleasant gardens in the old moat. Not so many rooms to visit but you can go into the chapel and there is a brilliant tapestry to view. cafe in the grounds but also lots of cafes in the town

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walls and cylindrical corner towers are quite massive and impressive - quite a feat of engineering. Surrounded by a very deep moat it would be a formidable deterrent to attack.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Angers, one has to spend at least 1/2 day in this chateau/fortress with an incredible medieval tapestry not to be missed. You will never see anything like it anywhere.Great views of the city and great gardens.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This impressing castle does not offer so many rooms to visit. Only the most recent part and the chapel can be visited. But the amazing views on the city and the river from the outer walls are worth a visit. The Apocalypse tapestry is also...More

Thank Roseline21
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For decades whenever we passed Anger (before the Autoroute bypassed the town centre) we said that next time we will visit the imposing castle with thick walls and 18 imposing towers. Only now we visited, mainly to view the centuries old woven Apocalypse Tapestry, which...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went early so fortunately not too many people were about. The castle is an impressive structure with formal gardens in what once was the moat. Inside there are chapels and buildings one which holds the Apocalypse tapestries which are impressive. Again within the outer...More

Thank Helen H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting, atmospheric castle with a great viewpoint. Easily accessible from the centre of town. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Angers recently on an excursion from a cruise on the River Loire. We were taken to the castle. It is extremely impressive from the outside with many towers and attractive gardens in what would have been the moat. The chapel is interesting, with...More

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Il y a un parking au pied du château.
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