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Castle of Angers

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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
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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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Very large castle containing historic Apocalypse Tapestries

Early morning is a good time to visit before crowds or bus tours. Suggest purchase headphones & walk to area of Tapestries immediately before the crowds.Listen carefully to the... read more

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Sans Souci, Australia
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Sans Souci, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Early morning is a good time to visit before crowds or bus tours. Suggest purchase headphones & walk to area of Tapestries immediately before the crowds.Listen carefully to the story of the tapestries & understand their intent.Allow several hours to wander around the castle & chapel. Also take in the views from many vantage points along the wallls, also admire... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited chateau d'angers with family. Fantastic views around the city from the ramparts. Lovely well maintained buildings, and the Apocalypse tapestry was impressive and interesting to see. I enjoyed it, but not ideal for children. The kids got a bit bored and wanted to do something else. €8.50 for adult entry. I enjoyed it, but one visit was enough.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So different from the rest of the chateaux de la Loire. This one is a fortress...the kind you built at the beach, complete with drawbridge, moat, ramparts, etc. It should be part if any trip to the Loire valley.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited as two families with young girls (10, 8 and 5). Points to note 1) parking was difficult with a small car park near the castle itself. Street parking was mainly limited to 2 hours. We crossed the river and found unlimited free parking in the shade of trees 2) dogs are not allowed! 3) lovely restaurant in the... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well kept chateaux , only €8 to get in €4 for the audio children under 18 free . Worth getting audio , easy to use and informative . The tapestries were very good and interesting, they had a small cafe in the castle looked very nice but we didn't stop . A good couple of hours visit very enjoyable.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Apart from looking splendid from the road below, this castle is like a miniature town inside and the ancient tapestry on display is fascinating even if this is not normally your sort of thing. Wonderful food and beautiful flowers complete the visit

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Tunbridge Wells
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a castle, not a chateau. It is very large and complete with many large round towers. A must see sight.

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first of the chateaus that we visited and also one of the first in the Loire Valley, clearly showing its dual purpose as a fort. The audioguide was tremendously informative providing historical context as well as information about the specific rooms. We thought it was great!

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Yallingup, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I amen back to Angers to visit the Chateau, and it is well worth it. Impressively tall and broad, it even has a small vineyard on the walls. Self guided tour is fine for such a large monument, and the Apocalypse Tapestry is a plus. Cafe inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once in, the castle is a well renovated medieval castle. The eating facilities inside (and in the general area) are somewhat lacking. The historical tapestries in a bespoke building within the castle walls are a 'must see'.

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