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Château d'Angers

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.

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Offers

> 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 castle
French
Duration: 1 hr 15 min

> Theme tour of the Apocalypse Tapestry
French
Duration: 1 hr 15 min

> Private visit outside standard opening hours
Reservation required

Practical information

Opening hours

N.B.

Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Rooms and shop close 15 minutes before closing time.

From 2 January to 30 April

Open every day 10.00-17.30

From 2 May to 4 September

Open every day 9.30-18.30

From 5 September to 31 December

Open every day 10.00-17.30

Closing days

1 January, 1 May, 1 & 11 November and 25 December.

Access

Angers Château d'Angers
2, promenade du Bout du Monde
Ph. : 33 / (0)2 41 86 48 77 / 48 79 pour les groupesFax : 33 / (0)2 41 87 17 50
GPS coordinatesLatitude : 47.4700Longitude : -0.5600Plan your route

By car

From Le Mans : A 11 ou N 23 dir. Nantes From Nantes : A 11 ou N 23 dir. Le Mans De Tours : A 85 puis A 11 vers Nantes From Rennes : N 157 to Laval, then N 162 to Angers

By feet

10 minutes from the train station

Suggestions

Useful addresses:

Anjou Tourist Board
tel.: (33) (0)2 41 23 51 48
www.anjou-tourisme.com 

Angers Tourist Office
Lecture tours French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
tel.: (33) (0)2 41 23 50 20/21
www.angersloiretourisme.com