Rendez-vous at Angers Castle

  • Angers Castle, Centre des monuments nationaux - Loire Valley - Maine-et-Loire (49)

    Angers Castle, Centre des monuments nationaux - Loire Valley - Maine-et-Loire (49)

    © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé

  • Angers Castle, Centre des monuments nationaux - Loire Valley - Maine-et-Loire (49)

    Angers Castle, Centre des monuments nationaux - Loire Valley - Maine-et-Loire (49)

    © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé

Rendez-vous at Angers Castle Promenade du Bout du Monde 49100 Angers fr

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.

Reception

Subject to modification.

Open

  • 2nd May to 4th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
  • 5th September to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
  • Last admission 45 minutes before closing time.

Closed

  • 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December

Accessibility

  • Number of floors visited during the tour: 1
  • Monument accessible to people with reduced mobility (lift for the Apocalypse Gallery)

Tours

  • 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

Facilities

  • Coaches platform for drop-offs 200 m
  • Seating available during the tour
  • Gift shop
  • Lavatories
  • Restaurant “Le Logis du Gouverneur” open all year round - tel.: (33) (0)2 41 34 16 25
  • Function room rental

Rates

  • Adults: 6,50 €
  • Concessions: 5,50 €
  • Free admission: minors under 18*
  • Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)

* excluding school groups

  • Extra charge: Audio-guide
  • Rate for tourism professionals and groups (minimum 20 people): 5,50 €

Access

Contact

Château d’Angers
2, promenade du Bout-du-Monde
49100 Angers
Tel: (33) (0)2 41 86 48 77 / 79 - Fax: (33) (0)2 41 87 17 50

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