Château d'Angers

The fortress of the Apocalypse Tapestry.

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, is a medieval work of art, unique in the world.

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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, Royal Apartments (models and audiovisuals)

Audio-guide tour
French, English, German, Italian, Spanish
Duration: 1 hr 30 min

Lecture tour
French, English, German
Duration: 1 hr 30 min
- The legacy of the Dukes of Anjou, from the fortress to the Apocalypse
- The chateau through the ages
- The Apocalypse Tapestry, a mirror of its time
- Tours of temporary exhibitions

Private visit
outside standard opening hours, a choice of themes

Tour - Restaurant Package
After your unaccompanied tour, lecture tour or private tour, why not continue with a lunch, a cocktail or dinner at the
Monument Café restaurant

Practical information


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


Useful addresses:

Anjou Tourist Board
tel.: (33) (0)2 41 23 51 48 

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

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