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Château of Angers
Château of Angers
Château of Angers
Château of Angers
Château of Angers
Château of Angers
Château of Angers
Château of Angers
Château of Angers
Château of Angers

The Château of Angers is located in the Pays de la Loire region, at the heart of the town of Angers. This vast medieval fortress, surrounded by seventeen towers, was built by the young Saint-Louis on the border of his kingdom in the 13th century. From Neolithic times up to the 21st century, the site has constantly changed both in use and appearance, with each period leaving behind its tangible traces. Inside the huge fortress walls are the residential buildings and gardens. The château houses the famous Apocalypse tapestry, one of the major medieval tapestry works.

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History of a château

From Neolithic times to the 21st century, the site has known many different uses. In turn, a fortress used for defence, housing a garrison, a residential palace for the Dukes of Anjou and a place of confinement, the Château of Angers indeed has numerous stories to tell.

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HIDDEN TREASURE

Inside, the refinement of a residential palace

Don’t let yourself be over-awed by the solemn appearance of this schist and limestone fortress.Make your way over the drawbridge inside the fortress walls where you will discover the welcoming residence of the Dukes of Anjou, composed of buildings from the Gothic period, gardens, an orchard, a vegetable garden, and a ‘simple’ cut-flower garden.

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COUPS DE COEUR

The Domaine of Closel – Château of Vaults – in Savennières

The owner of the Château of Vaults presents the domaine to you during an initiatory walk: an English landscape garden, vineyard slopes and kitchen garden, before taking you into the château for wine-tasting. Here, the way of life takes on its full meaning and you are right at the heart of discovering a special know-how. Take time to wander through the renowned vineyard and get to know the Grands Crus on this estate: Savennières obviously, but also Anjou Rouge, Anjou Villages, Cabernet d'Anjou and Crémant de Loire (a sparkling white wine)… which should be drunk in modération!
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