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Castle of Angers

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Address: 2 Promenade du Bout du Monde, 49100, Angers, France
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+33 2 41 86 48 77
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The apparent austerity of this shale and limestone fortress, which the...

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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Wonderful Castle!

Came back to Angers 30 years after having spent my sophomore year studying here in college. The castle was so much lovelier than I remember. Very well maintained, fantastic... read more

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came back to Angers 30 years after having spent my sophomore year studying here in college. The castle was so much lovelier than I remember. Very well maintained, fantastic views, lovely gardens, famous tapestries and not crowded. Make sure to walk around the wallls for the panoramic views of the city!

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Montseret, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're only here for a short time you must visit the old chateau. It's panoramas are absolutely fabulous and the walk around the walls will delight you.

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Angers, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Back to the world of Western Roman increased in Europe, the castle was built (if i'm not remember wrong). Hugh fortress protecting Anjou along Loire river. It gives you all sort of feeling walking around, war-like, peaceful surrounding, french garden design, Roman architect, romantic river view all in one place. The cathedral is also nearby, 5 min walk, and of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Not much to see inside the castle but outside is great. The ramparts, garden, moat, drawbridge, courtyard, gardens, chapel....and of course the Tapestry! Very well preserved. Easy to get to and close to the cathedral and old city.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Some castles can be disappointing .... not the one in Angers! Lots to see when looking around - huge stone walls and ramparts, intriguing towers, fabulous view all around the city and along the river, and some lovely kitchen gardens that are 60-80 feet above the main gardens. And then there's The Apocalypse Tapestry, in the dark continuous room that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We only had 1 evening in Angers and the castle had already closed for the day, however the views of the castle at night were quite amazing. We enjoyed reading the plaques outside of the castle and learning about its history as we gazed in awe at its massiveness.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The castle grounds was easy to get around and offers a good view of the city. It was quite quiet when I visit close to closing hours and had a good time enjoying the tranquility. The famed Apocalypse Tapestry is really worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old castle with lots of history! Amazing view from the top and inside there's a really small but nice museum! Entry is free for students/until 25 years!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We had been looking forward to this visit but it got off to a really bad start when the receptionist charged us for 2 pensioners and an adult even though one of the party is a wheelchair user and the information quite clearly stated that carers got fee entrance. She asked for proof that my elderly mother in a wheelchair... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We started our "chateau hopping" in the Loire Valley with this castle and continued over the days ahead to make our way east back to Paris. I do suggest you do the same, as the "drama" of the French chateaus will increase in that direction. As a first stop, this was a quite nice introduction. You don't need to spend... More 

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