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Castle of Angers

2 Promenade du Bout du Monde, 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. Admission fees: Adults : 6,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2 Promenade du Bout du Monde, 49100, Angers, France
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

The Tapestry of the Apocalypse is probably the second most famous tapestry in france, although the Bayeux tapestry is technically not a

Thank Jimvin
Reviewed 17 April 2012

This imposing multi-towered castle imposes itself on the river. As a medieval warfare fan I was intrigued to see how a drawbridge was kept in balance - just stand underneath it and look up! There is plenty to see, including the specially housed tapestries -...More

2  Thank Escutcheon
Reviewed 16 April 2012

This castle is a wonderful change from the newer Chateau in the Loire. You can wander all over the grounds, in the turrets and up onto a walk along the walls. The views are forever and your imagination can run wild. A great place for...More

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Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 14 April 2012

The towers of Angers used to be three times higher but the King of France felt threatened by the power the King of Anjou was amassing ordered all the towers cut down to a third of their size. Beautiful medieval tapesdtries on view. Nice gardens...More

1  Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 1 November 2011

It is unbelievable to find such building in a very modern&young looking city. Go around, go inside, go on top and make a picture - what a flowers field, what a view. And it is in downtown, just a few steps from the main station....More

2  Thank Memphis2000
Reviewed 24 August 2011

This huge castle, astride is riverside rock, has traditional walks around the ramparts & lovely gardens within & outside its walls. The amazing Revelation Tapestry is huge, restored to its former glory & housed in a modern, dimly-lit building (whose air-conditioning makes it a wonderful...More

2  Thank fifytyplus
Reviewed 21 August 2011

It lacks the ravishing beauty of the famous Loireschateaux (Azay- le -Rideau, Chenonceaux), but still has much to offer. My main reason was to see the Tapestry of the Apocalypse which is very well presented. No visit to Angers is complete without it.

Thank SouthWalesPeter
Reviewed 4 August 2011

The Château d'Angers is the only non-captured château... ever. It is a huge structure, built on the banks of the Maine river, and has stood since pre-1500. It dates to Roman times, but has chapels built by Renaissance kings, and places where various carvings are...More

4  Thank Megan B
Reviewed 21 April 2011

The chateau in Angers is a real castle occupying a defensive site for the rest of the castles up river. When exploring the towers and ramparts it is easy to imagine the battles that were fought from this castle. The visit is well signposted and...More

2  Thank Benedicte44
Reviewed 25 October 2009

The main attraction in Chateau d'Angers are the tapestries, they are truly amazing. Take the audio guide (you'll need a id-card or something to leave as deposit at the audio guide rent shop) and set aside at least 30-60 min inside with the tapestries. The...More

2  Thank dgjohansson
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What's the parking like near the Castle?
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Il y a un parking au pied du château.
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