capital of the historic
and western gateway to the
is a city that is both medieval and contemporary providing a
high quality of life to its 160,000 inhabitants and plenty of
interest for its visitors. The city abounds with lakes, rivers,
landscaped parks, museums and galleries as well as an excellent
choice of gastronomic restaurants. The fact that it is a university city
gives it a youthfulness which manifests itself in the many
street entertainers, festivals and carnivals that are to be
a cultural visit the ancient 13th century fortress is a must.
The ramparts hide a lovely
garden and chapel within the walls of the chateau.
Here you can overlook the
city and its surroundings from its soaring towers and get a feeling of the security it once
The castle houses a tapestry
museum that includes the famous 140 metre long Apocalypse series
tapestries of Nicholas Bataille.
It's very impressive---but very
long---judge for yourself!
walk down its cobbled streets that wind through the renaissance and
gothic neighbourhoods on their way to the market place is a walk through
time where you begin to get a feel of the charm of the place.
its other notable structures the twin-spiralled Cathedral
of Saint Maurice(12th-13th
century) is well worth a visit.
View it from the fountain at the bottom
of the steps to its square and
you’ll appreciate it more after the accent!.
The contrast between modern and
medieval within the city are one of the things that make
it such a special place, full of contradictions.
Shopping within the city gives you many options
from 'Galleries La Fayette' to the individual experience of small
The city has many parks and gardens to relax in when you are looking for a place to unwind and recharge your batteries.
The Arboretum Park, created between 1863 and 1918
by Gaston Allard, has a rich collection of trees with approximately
1,500 classes and 4,300 specimens.
If you are visiting the LoireValley
a visit to this fine city should be high on your agenda as you will
leave with a desire to return.
is also home to the famous Cointreau
You will be given a two-hour tour of the
3000-square metre famous Cointreau factory and you will have the
opportunity to see the 4000 documents and items exhibited in its museum.
4 different areas are available to you for an unforgettable visit.
The four thematic sections of this educational, cultural, and
interactive museum will show you what made Cointreau’s success.
The Cointreau Museum offers a world of stories and discoveries..
15 km from the city of Angers
the Château de Brissac one of the principal
châteaux of the LoireValley.