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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...more
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2 Promenade du Bout du Monde | Rue du Château, 49100, Angers, France
All reviews apocalypse tapestry audio guide medieval castle amazing tapestry royal residence formal gardens bayeux tapestry tapestry room well worth a visit awe inspiring within the walls lots of history the main attraction herb garden middle ages loire valley couple of hours
Visited the Castle of Angers to see the apocalypse tapestry, it was amazing to see but the audio guides are very complicated to use. We arrived with a group and most just walked and looked without listening. The Castle is amazing and to walk up...More
Visitors from the UK to the Loire Valley chateaux should not expect the graceful, chocolate-box-lid prettiness of Angers' peers further up the river. This is no Azay-le-Rideau, Blois or Amboise. This is a fortified castle, an offensive/defensive structure, a sign of royal might.
We spent an entire afternoon at this castle with 2 young boys. The grounds are spectacular with beautiful gardens. Some of the massive structures were heavily damaged during World War II but have been beautifully restored. The boys loved being able to run around and...More