We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Castle of Angers

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2, promenade du Bout-du-Monde, 49100, Angers, France
Phone Number: 02 41 86 48 77
Website
Improve this listing
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
More Info
$422*
and up
2-Day Mont St-Michel and Loire Valley Castles...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 926 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 436
    Excellent
  • 383
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Breathing monument to Plantagenet power

An awe-inspiring remnant of the Angevin empire, the scale of the castle is quite extraordinary when seen close up; not surprising that this fortress was never taken.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Basemess
,
Bristol, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

926 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
165 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An awe-inspiring remnant of the Angevin empire, the scale of the castle is quite extraordinary when seen close up; not surprising that this fortress was never taken.

Helpful?
Thank Basemess
Ithaca, New York
Level Contributor
37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an amazing structure. Very well preserved. It is a must to see the tapestry. Try to park very near the castle and walk around the old town.

Helpful?
Thank fssutton1
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I visited the castle with my three teenage children during our stay in Normandy. They are use to visiting such places and even enjoyed the day out although the weather did not cooperate. The tapestry was amazing and worth the visit as well. The old city seemed very interesting and as it almost always seemed, we just didn't have enough... More 

Helpful?
Thank J. S
Karratha, Australia
Level Contributor
191 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This castle is magnificent and beautiful gardens are found within the impressive walls. The castle has been converted to a museum which houses the oldest and largest collection of medieval tapestries in the world - with the 14th century "Apocalypse Tapestry" one of its most priceless.

Helpful?
Thank Kirsten E
Gibraltar
Level Contributor
57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

So ancient, so beautifully cared for and a really interesting castle. I could have spent all day here and it is on my list of places I must return to one day. We just passed theough and it wasnt long enough.

Helpful?
Thank ToTravel2Live
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The Castle was built by Blanche of Castille, the wife of Richard Lion Heart (you know him from the Robin Hood stories ), and it is surnamed ''the black castle'' because of the color of the stones used to build it. It is amazing and beautiful, with 17 surrounding towers, a chapel and an old mill inside the walls, small... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stefania G
brisbane
Level Contributor
47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

The castle is a must place to visit on your trip to Angers. It will explain the history of Angers and the importance of the castle. The audio guide in English is a must get for the tour as the conducted tours are not in English. You should allow at least 2 hours for the tour.

Helpful?
Thank marsala20
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
139 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The fortress itself is astounding but the attractions within are variable. The photographic exhibition in the royal residence was boring and unexpected. Otherwise it was an interesting experience. You need to have a deep interest in the history and speak French to get the most out of the enormous tapestry of the apocalypse.

Helpful?
Thank Jackie W
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
72 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a guide explain the tapestry called the apocalypse. It's the story of Revelations, the last book in the Bible. Our guide was enthusiastic and fun to listen to. The castle is ancient and made of schist and welded tuff. Yes, it is definitely worth of a visit.

Helpful?
Thank mariannemmoore
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

The Apocalypse Tapestry alone make this a place to be visited. It is worth reading up on it or using the audio guide to understand the message of the various elements. The chapel, though small, is also worth visiting, as is the gatehouse which shows a genealogy of the kings of Anjou. The history of the castle is also very... More 

Helpful?
Thank Meercat_chipmunk

Travelers who viewed Castle of Angers also viewed

Angers, Maine et Loire
Angers, Maine et Loire
 
Angers, Maine et Loire
Angers, Maine et Loire
 

Been to Castle of Angers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Castle of Angers and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Gloucester
11 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Castle of Angers staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?