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Address: 2 Promenade du Bout du Monde, 49100, Angers, France
Phone Number: 02 41 86 48 77
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Impressive fortifications and great views

The massive fortifications are matched by beautifully laid out gardens. The views across the river are striking.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Cassington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We started our "chateau hopping" in the Loire Valley with this castle and continued over the days ahead to make our way east back to Paris. I do suggest you do the same, as the "drama" of the French chateaus will increase in that direction. As a first stop, this was a quite nice introduction. You don't need to spend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The massive fortifications are matched by beautifully laid out gardens. The views across the river are striking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There's a big area to walk around, lots of interesting buildings to admire and visit, generally well signed in English, interesting gardens (even a vineyard!), and the impressive Apocalypse tapestries - I'm not much of a fan of tapestries, but these were quite fascinating and definitely worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a pleasant and relaxing place to visit. The grounds are a delight with beautifully planted gardens, but the highlight for us was the amazing tapestry. We had coffee outside the onsite cafe which was quiet and pleasant on a sunny October morning.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This awesome castle is easily accessible and to our delight was free to visit on Saturday. The tapestry featuring the Apocalypse was huge and impressive and the grounds easy to negotiate. The views from the ramparts are striking. A well maintained fortress.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well worth the money and very interesting. Spent a good few hours here. Would recommend this to everyone. Great views of the city and surrounding locations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The impressive Chateau d'Angers, situated along the Maine River, dominates the downtown area of Angers. It is a massive structure featuring a moat (filled with beautiful sculptured bushes and flowers), permanent drawbridge and features 17 imposing towers sure to thwart any impending attackers! Once inside you walk the castle walls to view the interior of the chateau, the Maine River... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Spent an hour or so here, good value, stunning views. Well worth a visit. Would definitely recommend it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The Michelin guide said closes at 6.30 (but this is only until the 4th September). We missed the last tickets by 10 minutes.... May have time in the morning, reopens at 10.00am

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Very imposing castle with over 1KM of walls to walk around and lots of different parts of the castle open for viewing. Do take the audio tour to get the most out of this one. The most impressive part was the Apocalypse Tapestry, takes the majority of the audio commentary but what a work. we were very impressed. This was... More 

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