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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 16 Attractions in Angers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Castles, Gardens
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Whilst the castle itself was stunning and well worth the visit (especially to see the magnificent tapestry which truly is breathtaking), we did have a few gripes. Number 1 being the modern sculptures that were placed in and around the castle; a bathtub randomly dumped by the cafe, gold leaf scaffolding taking up almost the entire space of the lovely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The castle holds a very impressive tapestry more than 120 meters long. A fascinating story about st. Johns Apocalypse. A biblestory in pictures. Besides that is the castle also great but most from the outside. If you dont suffer from fear of altitudes you can look down on the city.

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

All the buildings in Angers are beautiful but the chateau tops them all! It takes your breath away when you first see it and one can only try to imagine how difficult it was to build!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The castle is in fantastic condition lovingly restored after a fire in 2009! The surprise is the castle gardens these are on all levels and include planned gardens, vegetables and a vineyard! There is also a nice cafe!

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Very impressive castle walls, the 360 views on the town and the Apocalypse tapestry are the key selling points of the chateaux. One might be well advised to visit it on a dry day, as apart from the tapestry exhibit, this is an outdoor attraction. All ramparts are open so do walk around and bring your camera to take some... More

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Apocalipse tapestry is something absolutely unique in the world worth a visit. The rest of the castle is interesting but not particularly impressive

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Castle of Angers is not to be missed. We visited on July 14, when admission is free (which we did not know ahead of time) which was a fun touch. However, whatever the price of admission, it's worth it. The exterior of the building is fascinating and extremely beautiful. The interior is very atmospheric and tastefully maintained with just... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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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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Merci pour votre message. En effet, la visite du monument est très riche et variée, de la découverte de la... More

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