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  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
     - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Bernard Renoux
     - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Bernard Renoux
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
     - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé
     - © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé

    Rendez-vous at Angers Castle

    A royal fortress

    At the heart of the city of Angers, 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.

    Tour

    • 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

    Access

    • At the junction of the main Paris/Nantes and Rennes/Poitiers - Tours roads
    • 49 km north-west of Saumur and 95 km south-west of Le Mans
    • Castle located in city centre

    Contact

    Château d’Angers
    2, promenade du Bout-du-Monde
    49100 Angers

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