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Castle of Angers

2 Promenade du Bout du Monde, 49100, Angers, France
+33 2 41 86 48 77
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2 Promenade du Bout du Monde, 49100, Angers, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The castle is perched high up on a rock promontory overlooking the River Maine. Once inside you wonderful views of the the river and Verdun bridge. The entrance is via an archway which high up crossing the vast moat. Entrance was 12 euro's, including a...More

Thank nickk355
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful and interesting castle to visit Very good view on the top, and very beautiful at night!!

Thank MichaelYout
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used our City Pass to get in "free". The pass also gives a 10% discount at their restaurant, the Monument cafe. We bought a 48 hour pass, also used it on the Road Train near the castle, and the previous day visited 2 chateaux....More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can imaging the old boys of Anjou lording the area from this dominating castle. This is a fortress! The tapestry, 100 yards or more long depicts the book of Revelation in the Bible. Don't miss it but to enjoy it even more then read...More

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the famous chateaux that are in town so you do not have to travel to the countryside to visit it. It is well worth the entry fee and you will get some great pictures from here.

1  Thank chief1260
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few hours in Angers so decided to visit the chateau. Started off visiting the tapestry; the size alone is impressive as is the quality of the tapestry to provide such a vivid and imaginative display of the biblical story of the apocalypse....More

1  Thank Mike J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice to walk around the castle. It's not the best castle in France but worth a visit. We didn't go inside as we didn't have enough time but I think giving a tour along the castle is worth

Thank JMTravelTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing surprise. Beautiful views and gardens. Beautiful castle and cathedral. Every view was a pleasure.

Thank Ann I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

quite central, on the town map they give you in hotels as part of a self guided tour. Worth a visit if you are in the town

Thank david s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weather was great when we visited. The walls offer some really nice views, both into the courtyard and outside. There are some gorgeous views of the river. Some nice history to read about too. In general it's just such a large, overwhelming castle.

Thank Eddie S
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What's the parking like near the Castle?
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Il y a un parking au pied du château.
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