"Past and Present: Anjou or Loire?" Top 5 Page for this destination Angers by shrimp56

Angers Travel Guide: 140 reviews and 283 photos

It is a quick trip to Angers on the TGV -- 1 1/2 hours to be exact -- but the trip takes you back into the historic region of Anjou, now a part of the Maine-et-Loire department in the Loire.
For a brief history of the region see this website:

Chateau d'Angers

The current fortress was built in the 1200s. It has 17 towers and is built in the shape of a pentagon -- reflecting the bedrock protrusion underneath. The only gate is across a, now grassy, moat towards the town. It's not the prettiest chateau in the Loire, but it IS imposing and very easy to reach by train.

Chateau du Plessis-Bourre

This is a more classic French chateau about 15 kilometres from Angers, near the small town of Écuillé. Built in the 15th century, it is privately owned with the owners in residence. Hence tours are limited.

  • Last visit to Angers: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    I'm heading back to this area in two days from now for a two week stay - first visit for 27 years. Very useful Tips Many thanks.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2010 at 4:44 AM

    Angers looks lovely, lots of nice buildings and lovely chateaux's

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    thank you for the intro and the web site for the history of the area. I have recently discovered that my ancestors were from this region.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2009 at 7:07 AM

    Hi, Sally! Long time no see! I wish you all the best!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2006 at 9:51 PM

    Lovely page, Sally! And that Chateau du Plessis looks great!

  • 807Wheaton's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2005 at 7:45 AM

    Nice pictures on Angers. I'm afraid we will have to save Chartres and Angers for another trip. I know I will never see all, or enough of Paris and France! Marcia

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2005 at 1:10 PM

    Wonderful page, Sally!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2005 at 12:36 AM

    Hurrah for the TGV!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2005 at 9:02 AM

    Lovely page Sally! I love castles, hahaha, so this is definately a place for me!

  • TimDaoust's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2005 at 9:38 AM

    Great pics and info on Angers, I studied here for a month. Wonderful place, isn't it?


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