Galerie David d’Angers
The Angers-born sculptor Pierre-Jean David (1788–1856), aka David d’Angers, is renowned for his lifelike sculptures, which adorn public...
The square in front of the Cathédrale St-Maurice is linked to a fountain and the river by the monumental Montée St-Maurice staircase.
Quartier de la Cité
One of the earliest examples of Angevin (Plantagenet) architecture in France, the Gothic Cathédrale St-Maurice is distinguished by its...
Angers’ state-of-the-art performance and visual-arts centre.
Combining pan-Asian flavours with classic French ingredients, this highly regarded restaurant serves fusion food in a chic dining room...
2 promenade du Bout-du-Monde · interesting places nearby
Château d’Angers information
Looming above the river, this forbidding medieval castle – seat of power of the once-mighty counts of Anjou – is ringed by moats, 2.5m-thick walls and 17 massive round towers. The centrepiece is the stunning Tenture de l’Apocalypse (Apocalypse tapestry), a 104m-long series of tapestries commissioned in 1375 to illustrate the story of the final battle between good and evil, as prophesied in the Book of Revelations.
The vivid scenes mix terror, pathos, extreme violence and humour, giving visitors an extraordinary peek into the medieval mind, its dreams and its deepest fears.
You can walk around the top of the castle's ramparts, which afford spectacular views, along the Chemin de Rond (Parapet Walk).