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Château d’Angers

Marvel at one of the world’s largest medieval tapestries in this impressive castle and peruse the pretty gardens, vineyard, courtyard and chapel.


The Château d’Angers is a large fortress with stone walls and large towers revealing the rich history of the city. Formerly the residence of the Dukes of Anjou, it is now a popular attraction and museum with sophisticated structures and pretty gardens. Learn about the construction of this immense castle and the aristocratic families that occupied it over the centuries.

The structure dates back to the 9th century, when the Counts of Anjou inhabited it. Find out about the royalty, including Philip II and King John II, that lived in this castle since its inception. Take a tour of the museum to see some of the priceless relics from the castle.

Appreciate the sheer size of the Apocalypse Tapestry, 330 feet (100 meters) long. Spend an hour inspecting the finer details of the tapestry as it meanders along the walls. The famous work of art is from the 1300s and portrays the Biblical passage of the Apocalypse. Read the book of Revelations before your visit to fully appreciate the story on the tapestry.

Stroll along the castle’s surroundings and see the chapel and courtyard. Pretend you are in the Middle Ages as you discover the quaint vineyard and garden.

Capture photos of the medieval castle and its 17 towers from outside. The towers have a diameter of 59 feet (18 meters). Note the contrast of the 9th-century tower against the modern buildings of downtown Angers in the background.

Large sections of the fortress burned down during World War II as well as during a fire in 2009. Fortunately, the tapestries survived without damage.

The fortress museum opens daily from morning until evening year-round with a few closures on public holidays. There is an admission fee for adults. Children and certain teachers and artists have free entry.

The Château d’Angers is beside the river La Maine in the heart of the city. It is less than a 15-minute walk north from the Angers Saint-Laud Railway Station. Nearby attractions in the downtown region include the Saint-Maurice d’Angers Cathedral, the Promenade Jean Turc and the Angers Museum of Fine Arts.


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Lodging Near Chateau d'Angers

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Appart'City Angers

Appart'City Angers

57 Rue de Rennes, Angers
4.1
of 5, from 41 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Angers, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of University of Angers and Musee Jean Lurat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine. Angers Cathedral and Musee des Beaux-Arts are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$57
Séjours et Affaires Angers Atrium

Séjours et Affaires Angers Atrium

20 rue de Rennes, Angers
4.3
of 5, from 36 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Angers, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of University of Angers, Musee Jean Lurat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, and Angers Cathedral. Musee des Beaux-Arts and Chateau d'Angers are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$74
Hôtel Saint Julien

Hôtel Saint Julien

9 PLACE DU RALLIEMENT, Angers
4.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Angers, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Place du Ralliement and Angers Cathedral. Musee des Beaux-Arts and Chateau d'Angers are also within 15 minutes.

$59
ibis Angers Centre Château

ibis Angers Centre Château

Rue De La Poissonnerie, Angers
3.9
of 5, from 18 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Angers, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Angers Cathedral, Musee des Beaux-Arts, and Chateau d'Angers. Musee Jean Lurat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away.

$61
Grand Hotel de la Gare

Grand Hotel de la Gare

5 Place de la Gare, Angers
4.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Angers, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chateau d'Angers and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Angers Cathedral and Musee Jean Lurat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$75
Mercure Angers Centre Gare

Mercure Angers Centre Gare

18 Boulevard Du Marechal Foch, Angers
4.0
of 5, from 41 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Angers, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place du Ralliement, Musee des Beaux-Arts, and Angers Cathedral. Chateau d'Angers and Musee Jean Lurat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$53
Hotel De Champagne

Hotel De Champagne

34, Avenue Denis Papin, Angers
4.3
of 5, from 12 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Angers, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chateau d'Angers, Musee des Beaux-Arts, and Angers Cathedral. Musee Jean Lurat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) away.

$82
Hotel du Mail

Hotel du Mail

8, rue des Ursules, Angers
4.4
of 5, from 15 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Angers, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place du Ralliement, Angers Cathedral, and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Chateau d'Angers and Musee Jean Lurat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine are also within 1 mi (2 km).