Often dubbed 'Black Angers' due to the local dark slate used for its roofs, the lively riverside city is famous for its tapestries: the 14th-century Tenture de l'Apocalypse in the city's château and the 20th-century Chant du Monde at the Jean Lurçat museum. A bustling old town, with many pedestrianised streets and a thriving café culture, makes it a good western gateway to the Loire Valley.
Angers destination guides
Cycle the Loire - Orléans to the Atlantic Coast
An inspirational journey by bike from the heart of the Loire River Valley to the rugged Atlantic coast
Vineyard Trails of the Loire
Explore vineyards and chateaux as you walk through history in the Loire Valley