Angers, the capital of Anjou

From splendid architectural heritage with the largest fortress in Val de Loire and the longest medieval tapestry in the world, to beautiful parks and 3 star restaurants, Angers has plenty to offer. Get right to the heart of the Loire Valley, come and spend a few days in Angers!

David d’Angers sculpture gallery        

Wander and wonder

In Angers, culture and history are a way of life. Admire the superb medieval houses on the banks of the Maine, in the Doutre quarter and around the impressive cathedral.

Take a stroll around the lively squares and browse in the little boutiques or antique shops. The gentleness of life in Angers is reflected in the local gastronomy, fine wines and craftsmanship. Don’t miss the delightful blue chocolate Quernon d’ardoise and the famous locally distilled Cointreau, two of Angers’ best-known specialties.

Along the way, you could take in the church of
St Martin, the arts museum or the David d’Angers sculpture gallery. Make time to visit the imposing chateau, once home to the Counts of Anjou, which now houses the remarkable 14th Century Apocalypse tapestry.

Afterwards, have a well-earned rest in one of the luxuriant flower-filled parks or do some plant-spotting at Terra Botanica, the exciting new nature theme park.

A superb backdrop for world culture

Angers stages numerous high profile cultural events all year round. The people of Angers, including the 30,000 students, have a soft spot for film and street art.

The increasingly popular Festival Premiers Plans puts the spotlight on young European film-makers and the Tempo Rives music festival located along the river bank opposite the château always lives up to its reputation for eclecticism and audacity. In September, Angers provides the backdrop to the Festival des Accroche-Cœurs – a celebration of street art and theatre, with open-air film screenings, brass bands, picnics and lots of enthusiasm shared by hundreds of thousands of visitors!

Join us for one of these exhilarating festivals or wind down for a few days, potter about the markets and take in a play or concert. Whatever you do in Angers, you’re sure to want to come back.