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All reviews apocalypse tapestry audio guide amazing tapestry royal residence formal gardens bayeux tapestry tapestry room well worth a visit awe inspiring maine river within the walls the main attraction lots of history herb garden middle ages couple of hours great visit
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 on the outer walls was really neat and the views were spectacular.

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved to visit the castle , was so much history made you picture yourself there on thoses time .
Amazing garden, e lovely views.
Worth the visit, only 9 euros
Wonderful experience

Thank Crisken39
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.
Those who have visited Biwmaris/Beaumaris in North Wales, may see similarities, particularly the round towers and the hooped effect of alternating layers of schist and limestone, but, unlike Biwmaris/Beaumaris, this castle was completed and is on a different scale. It is magnificent. It radiates power.
For UK visitors there is the added historical dimension that this castle (again, like Biwmaris/Beaumaris) is an artefact of Plantagent/Angevin dominion. It was one of the bases of the Kings of England.
Inside, you may walk around the ramparts, scale the varying towers, relax in the formal gardens, visit the tapestry (for an additional fee).
There is a helpful and instructive audioguide in many languages, including, of course, English.
Well worth a visit.

Thank Thomas D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 read the different placards throughout the property. The massive tapestries depicting the Apocalypse were a highlight for the adults. The boys were a bit disappointed that the Apocalypse depiction didn't include more gore (too many video games). I highly recommend the castle if you are in Angers

Thank eanselm
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressively massive and a little chilly on the day we visited - but lovely in the sun.
Good shop, but why was the cafe closed?

Thank Sid_Severn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst we had heard of the well known Bayeux tapestry it came as a complete surprise to discover the much larger Apocalypse Tapestry of Angers. Commissioned by Louis 1 Duke of Anjou in 1375 it is some 100 metres long and depicts scenes from the book of Revelations. It is housed within the Castle that itself is impressive and awe inspiring along with stunning gardens. It is a must visit if you are in the area.

Thank Walter C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've seen many castles, in many countries and while Angers Castle is interesting... I've never seen a set of tapestries like the Apocalypse (Revelation) Tapestries. They are huge... intricate... vibrant... simply amazing. While there are more complete explanations in French, there are basic explanations in English. These are the survivors of 70 tapestries and they are aligned in a two-story L-shaped building, in two-levels of display. Just simply "wow."

Thank Megan P
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

An avid history buff, I have always wanted to visit this city, and the first thing that greets the approach to Angers is the mighty fortress which dominates the approach to this charming riverside city. We were stunned by the sheer magnitude of the fastness: compared to similar sites in the UK, it is on another level entirely; 16 mighty towers ward the approach to the city, separated by 3 foot thick walls resplendent with countless murder holes. As you pass through the daunting portculls you are met with the chapel, which was added at a later date. There are charming gardens inside, as well as the famous appocolypse tappestry, which will stagger you in it's sheer epic scale. Well worth the visit, and from here, enjoy the city, it is very nice indeed!

Thank Jack G
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Pics online do not do either the castle or the tapestry justice. The castle is well maintained and imposing. Its well worth climbing the steps to trace your away around the walls.
As for the tapestry its a tad bigger than you might expect! Would have been wonderful to see it in its full colour glory before sunlight did its worst (not to mention some revolutionary peasants who cut it up and used it for stable linings...

TIPS:
Castle: Up in the castle walls are the gardens where they grew provisions but now have delightful flowerbeds where you can sit.
Tapestry: Watch the intro video, it explains a lot and although its in French there are English subtitles if you look.

Thank DINERMIGHT
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

The Chateau/Castle at Angers is worth the visit on its own if you are in the area. It does however house the unique Apocalypse Tapestry which makes it worth a diversion to see. These 14th Century Tapestries have been created based on scenes from Revelation and are as striking in their depictions as they are in their size. Going around two long sides of the room I would liken the experience to seeing the Bayeux Tapestries except these are not as well known or discussed. Because of their less well known nature you go in with no preconceptions which makes them more striking.

The Castle itself is worth the visit with access to the exceptionally high and overhanging ramparts something you are less likely to find in the UK without multiple safety barrier; very much the French way of warning you and they you take responsibility.

If you can time your visit the middle weekend in September in France is the time when all public monuments are free to the public and we made this visit for zero cost, hence the excellent rating. Go on a Sunday the there is good value underground parking in several places with ten mins walk of the Castle all with good access.

Thank Peter W
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