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Angers Office de touisme
11 Place du President Kennedy Angers
49000

Tel:+33 (0)2 41 23 51 11
Fax:+33 (0)2 41 23 51 10

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Angers is situated on the river River Maine and the gateway to the Loire Valley.  It is also the historic capital of Anjou and home of the royal court until Henri IV moved it to Chinon in the 12th century. 

You'll be best advised to head first to the immense Chateau d'Angers, a 13th century fortress which houses the internationally renowned 'L'Apocalypse' tapestry.  This is the longest and most ornate medieval tapestry in the world. 

Not far from the castle in the historic centre is the Cathedrale St-Maurice which is another of Anger's gems boasting a magnificent Norman entrance and beautiful stained-glass. 

With the cultural taste buds satisfied don't forget to head south of Angers where you'll find some of the Loire Valley's most venerated wines including Savennieres and Coteaux du Layon.

What to See - Angers Attractions

Sport ECO
45 rue Maille, Angers 49000
hire out bicyles to enjoy getting out and about
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sat | Tel: +33 (0)2 41 87 07 77

Château de Brissac
15km S of Angers, Brissac-Quince
flamboyant and ornate this château was home to the Dukes of Brissac more information
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)2 41 91 22 21

Abbaye de Fontevraud
4 km south of Montsoreau,
12th century Romanesque abbey which then became one of France's most feared prisons
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)2 41 51 71 41

Château du Plessis-Bourre
20km N of Angers, Ecuille
a medieval fortress with moat and drawbridge
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jul-Aug:daily; Apr-Jun & Sep-Nov: Wed-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)2 41 32 06 72

Helice Terrestre de L'Orbiere
St-George des Sept Voies, 23km W of Saumur
a huge piece of art sculpted underground in the Troglodyte Valley
| Admission charge | Opening Times: May-Sep:daily, Oct-Apr:pms only | Tel: +33 (0)2 41 57 95 92

Château de Serrant
15km W of Angers, St-Georges-sur-Loire
a Renaissance château with well-preserved interior and a library containing over 12,000 books more information
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-mid Nov | Tel: +33 (0)2 41 39 13 01

Gallo-Roman amphitheatre
Gennes, 8km SE of Saumur,
re-enactments of ancient bloody Roman battles staged here
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)2 41 51 55 04

Château d'Angers
2 promenade du Bout de Monde, Angers 49000
immense fortress containing L'Apocalypse tapestry more information
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mar-Nov | Tel: +33 (0)2 41 87 43 47

Maison du Vin de L'Anjou
5 bis place du president Kennedy, Angers 49000
sample some of the finest Anjou & Samur wines
| Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)2 41 88 81 13

Musee Jean Lurcat
6 blvd Arago, Angers 49000
a musuem dedicated to the 10 fine tapestries by Jean Lurcat
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)2 41 87 41 06

Musee David d'Angers
33 bis rue Toussaint, Angers 49000
learn more about Anger's famous sculptor
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sep:daily; Sep-Jun: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)2 41 87 21 03