Fascinated by the monumental tapestry of the Apocalypse, Michel Butor offers his own interpretation of the visions of St John. To celebrate the tapestry and share his thoughts with others at the grand old age of 90, Michel Butor has composed a poem of seven epistles, illustrated by himself and six artists. This work, published in the form of seven artists’ books, has a print run of just 14 copies. After Angers, this itinerant exhibition will offer the general public the chance to view the work from 2016 to 2018.© Ville d'Angers, Bibliothèque municipale / cliché Xavier Bénony
Experience the great plant-life adventure in Anjou. The first park to organise interactive encounters with the universe of plants, located at the heart of the Anjou region, opened its doors in spring 2010. 110 000 m2 of gardens, aquatic areas and greenhouses, and 40 different attractions and activities provde you with a multidimensional discovery of flora from the 6 continents. A very unique world experience!
The Château of Angers was built by the young Saint-Louis on the border of his kingdom during the 13th century.
A 13th-century fortress
The first traces of occupation indicate a presence of humans on the rocky promontory 4000 years before our era. The site was also inhabited by Gauls and Romans, and in Romanesque times, a huge earls’ palace was erected of which only the wall of the Main Hall remains. Built as of 1232, during the Regency of Blanche of Castile, the castle walls with 17 schist and limestone towers positioned at regular intervals overlook the Maine and form a natural defence.
...later a residence and a prison...