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Address: 2, promenade du Bout-du-Monde, 49100 Angers, France
Phone Number: 02 41 86 48 77
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Epic History Trip

Amazingly breathtaking- this place is full of rich history. First, it’s a castle, which is cool enough. Adding to the awesomeness was centuries old tapestries, roof top gardens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our group's appointment was at 4:30. We arrived in time. Did a brief leisurely tour before we were told at 5:00 they were closing the Tapestry, tapestry film, bookstore, and water closets within 15 minutes. And we'd have to leave. They could have told us when we arrived, but they did not. After we were ordered out, they permitted two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Amazingly breathtaking- this place is full of rich history. First, it’s a castle, which is cool enough. Adding to the awesomeness was centuries old tapestries, roof top gardens and a vineyard for the caretaker. There were also eerie dungeons, locked off to the public. I would highly recommend this attraction for family, friends, and couples if you visit the wonderful... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds in the walk up to the castle. Very imposing. We had 4 adults and 3 children and there was something for everyone. Highlights were: the HUGE tapestry hung below ground - very beautiful, the walkway around the top of the castle and the lizards :-) Younger children had great fun chasing and being chased - just small little... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The castle itself is mostly intact with a small chapel inside (once used as a prison!). But also there is the museum of The Apocalypse - the best-preserved example of medieval tapestry in existence. There are 70 metres of artwork and the detail is truly amazing. We did visit the café but only for a cup of tea. The food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It's hard to visit Angers and not visit the castle. In fairness it is already a very pretty city so this castle just accentuates the beauty and extravagance of Angers

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Angers is a lovely place to visit and the castle is not to be missed. It's a 'proper' castle and the tapestry is amazing.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Of course it's a little touristy, but it's still a great castle and you have to visit if you're in town. It's got great views and it's really fun to pretend to be back in the middle ages.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Well it's less of a castle, than a huge fortress/little city commune of its own! This castle so large, it has its own chapel and courtyard inside the walls, along with a small vineyard, garden, and museum. The 14th century tapestries are not to be missed!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

A true castle with proper battlements and towers. There is an interesting display with ancient tapistries on display, and a good audion pesentation in multi languages.

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Angers, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the largest medieval castle of France. Even if the upper part of the towers has been pulled down in the past centuries, the tour is still extremely impressive. Inside the recently renovated Logis Royal and the chapel show a good example of 15th century life. But the must is still the Apocalyse Tapestry (late 14 th century) which... More 

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