Rendez-vous at Angers Castle

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé

Rendez-vous at Angers Castle Château d’Angers 49100 Angers fr

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

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