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  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
    Angers Castle, Centre des monuments nationaux - Loire Valley - Maine-et-Loire (49)  - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Bernard Renoux
    Angers Castle, Centre des monuments nationaux - Loire Valley - Maine-et-Loire (49)  - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Bernard Renoux
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
    Angers Castle, Centre des monuments nationaux - Loire Valley - Maine-et-Loire (49)  - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé
    Angers Castle, Centre des monuments nationaux - Loire Valley - Maine-et-Loire (49)  - © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé

    Rendez-vous at Angers Castle

    At the heart of the city, this huge medieval castle with its 17 towers is home to the remarkable late 14th-century Tapestry of the Apocalypse

    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.

    The Royal Apartments are closed for restoration.

    Reception

    Subject to modification.

    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

    Accessibility

    • Number of floors visited during the tour: 1
    • Monument accessible to people with reduced mobility (lift for the Apocalypse Gallery)

    Tours

    • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Russian

    Duration: 2 hrs
    Apocalypse Tapestry, ramparts, chapel, gardens, the rock-up room.

    • Audio-guide tour: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish

    Duration: 1 hr 30 min

    • Guided tour of the Tapestry of the Apocalypse: French

    Duration: 1 hr 15 min

    • Guided tour of the castle: French

    Duration: 1 hr 15 min

    • Theme tour of the Apocalypse Tapestry:

    French
    Duration: 1 hr 15 min

    • Prestigious visit outside standard opening hours

    Reservation required

    Facilities

    • Coaches platform for drop-offs 200 m
    • Seating available during the tour
    • Gift shop
    • Lavatories
    • Restaurant “Le Logis du Gouverneur” open all year round - tel.: (33) (0)2 41 34 16 25
    • Function room rental

    Rates

    • Adults: 6,50 €
    • Concessions: 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

    • Extra charge: Audio-guide
    • Rate for tourism professionals and groups (minimum 20 people): 5,50 €

    Access

    Contact

    Château d’Angers
    2, promenade du Bout-du-Monde
    49100 Angers
    Tel: (33) (0)2 41 86 48 77 / 79 - Fax: (33) (0)2 41 87 17 50

 
 
    tagged as : French Cities, Culture & Heritage, Metropolitan France, 49-Maine-et-Loire, Western Loire, Castle - Château