Angers The Essential
Stronghold of the Plantagenêt dynasty and later a flourishing Renaissance city, Angers retains some of the colossal walls of its medieval fortress dating from the time of King René of Anjou, and the extraordinary Apocalypse Tapestry... plus an amazing array of parks and public gardens! Végépolys, a plant research centre of international renown, was opened here in 2005.
Started in 1231 by Blanche de Castille,
Lop-sided and gutted, this 16C house