Quartier de la Cité
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...
Angers' austere, mainly 12th- to 13th-century cathedral has a striking Norman porch and nave (mid-1100s); the latter's three convex...
Right behind Cathédrale St-Maurice stands the Maison d’Adam, one of the city’s best-preserved medieval houses (c 1500), which is...
Le Cercle Rouge
A convivial spot to sip and nosh, with over 300 wines (including 16 by the glass), from the Loire Valley and around France, and a...
Combining pan-Asian flavours with classic French ingredients, this highly regarded restaurant serves fusion food in a chic dining room...
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One of the earliest examples of Angevin (Plantagenet) architecture in France, the Gothic Cathédrale St-Maurice is distinguished by its rounded ribbed vaulting, 15th-century stained glass and 12th-century portal depicting the Day of Judgement. From the square in front, a monumental staircase, Montée St-Maurice , leads down to a fountain and the river. Right behind the cathedral stands the Maison d’Adam , one of the city’s best-preserved medieval houses (c 1500), which is decorated with a riot of carved, bawdy wooden sculptures.