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In France, we have an impressive number of castles. Some are very well known, like Versailles or Chambord, while others, like Angers, are much less so. But they’re all worth a visit!

If you’re planning a visit to the Château d’Angers, here’s all you need to know.

Castle of Angers: the city’s landmark!

There are places that seem eternal, stones that tell stories thousands of years old, and the Castle of Angers is one of them.

This imposing, majestic fortress has stood proudly over the city of Angers since the 9th century. Can you imagine all it has seen? Wars, kings, revolutions…

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The entrance to the Castle of Angers is very beautiful.

This medieval castle will captivate you with its 17 impressive towers and massive ramparts. Here you can admire the world’s largest collection of medieval tapestries, including the famous Apocalypse Tapestry, a grandiose work that will leave you speechless.

Between history, art and architecture, the Castle of Angers is a more complete visit than you might imagine.


Castle of Angers highlights

  •  The impressive medieval walls.
  • The sublime Apocalypse Hanging.
  • The medieval garden is a haven of peace.
  • The view over Angers.
  • Easy access and excellent organization of the visit.

Disadvantages at Castle of Angers

  • The inside is less exciting than the outside.
  • Lack of historical information to explain what you see on the tour.


What can you see at Castle of Angers?

At Castle of Angers, every stone and every nook and cranny is an invitation to travel back in time. During your visit, you’ll be able to admire the castle’s sumptuous walls and 17 towers. These ramparts have been excellently preserved. In fact, you’ll see them long before you enter the castle, as they can be spotted from afar.

The castle’s main attraction is undoubtedly the Apocalypse Tapestry. This exceptional medieval tapestry, over 100 meters long, depicts the Apocalypse according to Saint John. You’re sure to be impressed by the fine detail and vivid colors, even centuries later.

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The ramparts overlook the city of Angers. | Source: EQRoy/

Afterwards, don’t miss a stroll through the medieval garden, a veritable treasure trove of greenery right in the heart of the château. Here you’ll discover medicinal and aromatic plants, as well as ancient rose bushes.

Don’t forget to go to the top of the castle. From here, the view over the city of Angers is magnificent.


How much does admission to the Castle of Angers cost?

Admission to the Castle of Angers is

  • 9.50€ for adults
  • Free for children under 18.

Check out the current price on GetyourGuide.


How long does a visit to the Castle of Angers last?

The Château d’Angers is not very large. Nevertheless, the visit lasts between 1 and 2 hours.


Where is the Castle of Angers?

The exact address of Castle of Angers is 2 Promenade du Bout du Monde, 49100 Angers.

How do I get to Castle of Angers?

As the château is in the center of Angers, there are many routes to take to get there. Nearby parking lots are not free.

If you prefer public transport, bus line n°1 serves the Castle of Angers.


What are the Castle of Angers opening times?

Château d’Angers opening times are

  • May to the end of August: 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • September to April: 10a.m. to 5:30p.m.


My opinion of Castle of Angers: is it a good visit?

The first thing that struck me was the majestic aura that emanates from this castle. I spotted it from the banks of the Maine, and while I didn’t think I’d ever get to visit it, I did. I’ve never looked back.

The Apocalypse Hanging is the one that made the biggest impression on me. I can tell you, it’s really something! It’s one of those works that literally sucks you in.

We find ourselves plunged into another time, deciphering the scenes of this gigantic and complex tapestry. It’s mysterious, strange, and fascinating. I must confess that I didn’t even know there was such a tapestry in the Castle of Angers, and only discovered it at the ticket office…

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Not very large, the Castle of Angers is well preserved and maintained.


I also enjoyed walking along the ramparts. It’s nice to stroll at your own pace, stopping now and then to contemplate the view while trying to understand why the fortress was built in this way.

As for the duration of the visit, it’s quick. It doesn’t take long to get around the place. With Amélie, we were closer to a one-hour visit than a two-hour one. Nonetheless, given the modest price of admission, I’d say it’s still quite reasonable.


What else can you do at Castle of Angers?

If you have time to spend in Angers after your visit to the castle, here are a few suggestions for activities:

  • Visit the Maison d’Adam, one of the oldest houses in Angers.
  • Take a stroll through the Jardin des Plantes.
  • Discover the Musée des Beaux-Arts.
  • Stroll through the Place Leclerc market…


As a professional blogger, I take advantage of my flexible schedule to travel a lot. I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list!