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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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Reviewed 4 days 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is well presented with good information and excellent gardens. Some areas were blocked off probably due to needing maintenance The tapestry display in a modern purpose built building is breath taking. Well worth a visit.

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the chateau region this castle is a delight. We spent a few hours here walking around exploring, seeing the various exhibitions (no extra cost) and just sitting taking in the views...

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I showed the castle to our American friend. He loved it!!! We spend over 2 hours inside and outside the castle.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Although this castle isn't very big, its walls seem impressive for anyone looking from the outside. Located in downtown Angers, the entrance was free for me (student, under 25) and I spent the afternoon there. Since it was the beginning of the winter, the gardens...More

Thank Beatriz V
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Built between 1228 and 1238 by King Louis IX, is enormously sturdy, with several hundred meters of defensive walls further reinforced by 17 towers, which offer prime views of the city and the valley. The castle was severely damaged during WWII. All that remains are...More

Thank John T
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

For family trip or with your friends, a cheap way to discover a slice of french history. The view, the garden, and the famous tapistry.

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

this really is a must see in angers. i loved it. and it is not just the tapestry that is attractive, but the gardens, as well. make sure to take the guided tour. our guide was great, helpful, patient and interesting.

Thank Not2Bfound
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This castle consists of multiple different "eco-systems" in one. The outside walls and drawbridge are pure medieval fortress but at the bottom of the dry moat are beautifully sculpted gardens. Once inside the walls, there are more gardens, including various vegetable gardens. The views of...More

Thank Margaret G
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The castle of Angers seem to be very massive building from the outside, but when you get in, you found it forms richly way by the architecture of different eras and styles, and gardens. They let us in free (under 26 ei citizen) and we...More

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Il y a un parking au pied du château.
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