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Angers Things to Do: 71 reviews and 105 photos

  Chateau d'Angers
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  • Chateau d'Angers - Angers
      Chateau d'Angers
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  • Landscaped gardens in the dry moat - Angers
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  • Cathedrale St-Maurice - Angers
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  • Maison d'Adam - Angers
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Like so many French towns - the best way to see Angers is to go for a stroll...

Chateau d'Angers is a formidable 13th centruy feudal fortress, built by Luis IX - the stuff of little boys dreams. Inside the walls you'll find the royal residence, chapel and the landscaped gardens which date to the 14th & 15th centuries. Chateau d'Angers holds L'Apocalypse which is the oldest tapestry (of it's size - 103m-length) in the world.

Cathedrale St-Maurice is 12th-13th century but the stained glass dates from 12th - 16th centuries and it was in the 16th centurey that the third, central tower was added. St Maurice was a converted Gallo-Roman soldier in the 4th century who was cruelly executed for refusing to kill fellow Christians.

Angers has many old and beautiful houses but the best os Maion d'Adam which is behind the cathedral.

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  • Written Apr 27, 2007
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