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“Great Chateau!”
Review of Castle of Angers

Castle of Angers
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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, 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.
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very enjoyable visit. Adults 8.5 euros each. Kids free. Got in for 6.5 euros each as had received a stamp on a card at a visit to Manoir de Launay. Highlight of our visit was the Parapet walk - fantastic views over Angers and the River Maine. Beautiful gardens. On arrival the cashier had given the kids a Children's Tour leaflet which had a quiz/trail to follow which kept them amused.

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p_a_corbett, Administrateur at Castle of Angers, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2014

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had a pleasant visit, and that the youngest members in your party were kept amused!
We have been working very hard on the rampart walk, the last section of which has just been reopened, allowing a for a spectacular view over Angers and the Maine river. We have also restored the small vineyard, the medieval herb garden and the "potager" or kitchen garden, situated along the fortified walkway.
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

very pretty and amazing tapestry. When it was created in the 13th century this work of art must have awed and overwhelmed those who saw it.

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p_a_corbett, General Manager at Castle of Angers, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2014

Thank you for sharing your reaction to the spectacular Tapestry of the Apocalypse, which certainly deserves to be better known. It must indeed have been overwhelming to medieval viewers. Not only was it the longest Tapestry in the Western World ( circa 150 yards, of which only 2/3 have survived); but it was woven in such a way that the same images were visible on both sides!

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Reviewed July 10, 2014

The castle is a must visit - lovely parapet walk with great views, beautiful gardens and church and the tapestries are well worth seeing - said by some one not generally interested in tapestry.

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p_a_corbett, General Manager at Castle of Angers, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2014

Thank you for your kind message. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit: we have working on our gardens, and in particular the herb garden, the small vineyard and the potager, or "kitchen" garden, situated along the ramparts.
The Tapestry of the Apocalypse is spectacular, indeed unique. Did you know that many of the plants shown in it, still grow in our gardens today?
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

I liked how th castle is maintained.It is in a very good state. The garden and the roses were wonderful. The visit at the Tapestries of Apocalipse is breathtaking. I also apprecited the archeological excavation

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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Plenty to see and audio tour is worthwhile doing. We were there on a quiet day and really enjoyed the Chateau and surrounds. We did this as part of the City Pass ticket which is good value if you intend seeing a couple of the other attractions as well (also includes the scenic land train)

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