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Castle of Angers

2, promenade du Bout-du-Monde, 49100 Angers, France
02 41 86 48 77
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Angers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Castles, Gardens
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Limerick, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit & quite cheap. There are audio phones available if required which are very informative. Lovely views of the gardens. very peaceful. Some modern exhibitions to add to the history.

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p_a_corbett, Administrateur at Castle of Angers, responded to this review

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit! We have been working on the gardens, many of which are planted along the ramparts, high above the Maine river and the university city of Angers. There is a small vineyard, as well as vegetable, herb and fruit gardens. Some of the plants growing in the grounds can be seen in the Tapestries of... More

lyon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Nothing much except for tapestries in this feudal period castle. there are better ones to visit nearby like chateau brissac

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p_a_corbett, Administrateur at Castle of Angers, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the Tapestry of the Apocalypse, which is the longest (104 metres!) and most spectacular medieval tapestry in the world. We are also proud of our gardens, which include a rose garden and topiary, as well as herb, fruit and vegetable gardens along the ramparts, which are planted with numerous heirloom (heritage) varieties. There is also... More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The castle is a fantastic document of French history, war peace and the church. It is well refurbished and greatly laid out for the visitor. It went through quite some changes and has been extended as history went by. All the information is given in three languages. Most amazing is the carpets that illustrate the book of revelation to see... More

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p_a_corbett, Administrateur at Castle of Angers, responded to this review
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Merci pour votre message. En effet, la visite du monument est très riche et variée, de la découverte de la... More

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Well, the castle is impressive when you first see it as well as its garden. Inside, you will see different parts of the castle, you have to take plan otherwise you may be lost in it. It's not because it's too big but it's a bit complicated. Personally, I really like the chapel which was once used as a prison.... More

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p_a_corbett, Administrator at Castle of Angers, responded to this review

Thank you for your message. I am delighted you enjoyed the chapel, which is a light, airy Gothic building, temporarily occupied by a magnificent gilt installation by the artist Sarkis. We are working on clarifying our visitors' circuits: although there is only one entrance/exit, there are many things to see in the gardens, along the ramparts, in the Royal Lodge... More

Montrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very enjoyable visit. Adults 8.5 euros each. Kids free. Got in for 6.5 euros each as had received a stamp on a card at a visit to Manoir de Launay. Highlight of our visit was the Parapet walk - fantastic views over Angers and the River Maine. Beautiful gardens. On arrival the cashier had given the kids a Children's Tour... More

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p_a_corbett, Administrateur at Castle of Angers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had a pleasant visit, and that the youngest members in your party were kept amused! We have been working very hard on the rampart walk, the last section of which has just been reopened, allowing a for a spectacular view over Angers and the Maine river. We have also restored... More

cornwall
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

very pretty and amazing tapestry. When it was created in the 13th century this work of art must have awed and overwhelmed those who saw it.

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p_a_corbett, General Manager at Castle of Angers, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your reaction to the spectacular Tapestry of the Apocalypse, which certainly deserves to be better known. It must indeed have been overwhelming to medieval viewers. Not only was it the longest Tapestry in the Western World ( circa 150 yards, of which only 2/3 have survived); but it was woven in such a way that the... More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The castle is a must visit - lovely parapet walk with great views, beautiful gardens and church and the tapestries are well worth seeing - said by some one not generally interested in tapestry.

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p_a_corbett, General Manager at Castle of Angers, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind message. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit: we have working on our gardens, and in particular the herb garden, the small vineyard and the potager, or "kitchen" garden, situated along the ramparts. The Tapestry of the Apocalypse is spectacular, indeed unique. Did you know that many of the plants shown in it, still... More

ROME
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I liked how th castle is maintained.It is in a very good state. The garden and the roses were wonderful. The visit at the Tapestries of Apocalipse is breathtaking. I also apprecited the archeological excavation

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Plenty to see and audio tour is worthwhile doing. We were there on a quiet day and really enjoyed the Chateau and surrounds. We did this as part of the City Pass ticket which is good value if you intend seeing a couple of the other attractions as well (also includes the scenic land train)

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I think if you are here, it will be a pity not to visit. We had two young kids, they are interactive eough for them not to complaint.

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