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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.

ESSENTIALS

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

Cointreau distillery in Saint-Barthélémy dAnjou

Carré Cointreau is a recreational, educational and cultural site which will help you discover the universe of the famous Cointreau brand. Over 4000 documents and original pieces, a hoard of objects, films, publicity posters, take you on an exciting journey through time to find out what is behind this brand. The visit of the production site of this famous liqueur will open up the secret of its making. Let the delicate perfume of sweet and bitter orange rind take you into the surprising room full of shiny copper stills. To finish your tour in an intimate and friendly setting, share the tricks and clever ways of our barman and discover the world of cocktails… which should be drunk in moderation!
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