"Past and Present: Anjou or Loire?" Top 5 Page for this destination Angers by shrimp56
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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:
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.
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.
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David d'Angers was best known for his 500 portrait medallions of everyone important from his era. He ran afoul of the... more travel advice
Written Nov 1, 2003
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