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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 impressive medieval castle....lots of information and fun to visit. Not much parking by castle......pay parking across street by the church.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very impressive medieval castle....lots of information and fun to visit. Not much parking by castle......pay parking across street by the church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had driven through Angers on a couple of occasions about 10 years ago and always said this was a place to stay. Today we have, and the visit to the Chateau was marvellous, not furnished but a wonder to see and experiance. Gardens probably better experienced a month or so ago, but still a spectacle. So glad we refound... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hanging like a awesome creation this historic chateau on the bluff overhangs the aine with drawbridge and turrets, as well as a moat and ramparts to steel your heart. It boasts a heady view over the gardens and a museum and eatery. But inside is the piece de resistance .... the magnificent tapestry hanging in six sections and claiming the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Anne Christine was amazing she was able to help us understand in a structured way what the tapestry meant she guided us along the different frames she shared her experience, her knowledge this was a super experience thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... but, luckily, only on the tapestry. Some other attractions wouldn't be missed, e.g.: the Neolithic monument and the plantations with vines and garden planted with aromatic species - on the top of the walls!

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful old castle, right in the centre of Angers, with lovely area around it very historic area of the city. Easy to get to right by river

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss by not going west enough in the Loire A wonderful old castle with a drawbridge Beautiful view of the river Close in town Easy access

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have toured many castles and chateaus in France, but mus admit that this was probably my favorite. Staff was very welcoming and there were docents in period dress roaming the grounds. The gardens were gorgeous and easily traversed. Most every location was accessible and we checked out most of them. There is a tapestry of the Apocalypse that must be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an imposing quite impressive fortress , great to spend time walking around and the views. However its the tapestries that give the whole place its historical significance, scary when examined closely . But a great work of art, make me want to see the Bayeaux tapestries. Great place to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Magnificently preserved and maintained. Highly recommended. We recommend the use of the audio guide which is essential to get full enjoyment of the Apocalypse Tapestry. Take your time with your visit to the Tapestry.

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