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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

Oriental park of Maulévrier

The Oriental park of Maulévrier is the biggest Japanese garden in Europe. It is unique in its kind due to the extraordinary architectural and botanical setting. It will surprise you by its history, its symbolism, its wealth of plants and the "Japanese-style" pruning carried out on certain trees. The Park can also be visited by night. Musical and poetic strolls, in the same spirit as nocturnal visits of Japanese gardens, are organised from May to September.
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