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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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This castle is so cool!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This was a really cool castle and the Apocalypse Tapestry was just stunning - something that I learned about in Art History, but was great to see up close!

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Pontchateau, France
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The impressive look of the castle, with it's 17 towers , the oldest and largest collection of medieval tapestries in the world - the 14th century "Apocalypse Tapestry" , the marvelous "sight-seeing" on the top of the towers makes you feel there were not enough the 3 hours visit.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Large old castle with plenty of parking in the immediate area. You can walk along the parapets almost completely around this castle. The best part is the Apocalypse Tapestry woven in 1373 and the drawbridge to get inside. You can take photos of the tapestry, but no flash. There is a small garden area, and a few buildings you can... More 

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Hartsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

First and foremost, rent the audio tour. This is a very long visit so be prepare. You will have an extensive visit of the castle. This is mostly an outdoor visit with the exception of the Apocalypse Tapestry. You will have fantastic views of the city of Angers.

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Very impressive castle. Fully restored to how it was in earlier centuries. There is certainly enough here to spend a couple of hours exploring the various rooms and ramparts.

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Paris, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Imagine an old castle with huge walls and nice towers right in the middle of a city, on the river bank. You can visit it, climb the towers, walk in the gardens, it is just great!

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Rocky Mount, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A massive medieval castle, particularly impressive from the outside with its high walls and 16 towers. The story behind it – involving Blanche of Castille as regent for Louis IX – is unfortunately more interesting than the grounds and buildings inside the walls, although the gardens are attractive and there is an informative audio guide. The walk along the ramparts... More 

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