Château de Pignerolle

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Set in 70ha of parkland, this 18C château was built for Marcel Avril, director of the Angers Riding School. During the Second World War, it housed the Polish government-in-exile, Admiral Doenitz's headquarters and, after the Liberation, American troops under General Patton. Now a Communications Museum, it deals with radio and television on the first floor, and has reconstructions of the interior of Jules Verne's Nautilus and Armstrong landing on the Moon on the second floor.

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Nearby tourist attractions

Jardin des Plantes d'Angers
Jardin des Plantes d'Angers
Overlooked by the old monastic buildings
30 minutes
Church of St Serge
Church of St Serge
The church has huge pillars in its nave
15 minutes
Parc de l'Arboretum, le jardin des collections
Parc de l'Arboretum, le jardin des collections
This establishment dedicated to garden
60 minutes
Place du Ralliement
Place du Ralliement
With its busy retail activity, theatre
15 minutes
Hôtel Pincé
Hôtel Pincé
This Renaissance residence now houses
90 minutes
Abbey of Saint Aubin
Abbey of Saint Aubin
Largely rebuilt in the 17C and 18C,
30 minutes
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Other ideas « Patrimony »

Church of St Serge
Church of St Serge
The church has huge pillars in its nave
15 minutes
Place du Ralliement
Place du Ralliement
With its busy retail activity, theatre
15 minutes
Abbey of Saint Aubin
Abbey of Saint Aubin
Largely rebuilt in the 17C and 18C,
30 minutes
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Church of St Serge
Church of St Serge
The church has huge pillars in its nave
15 minutes
Hôtel Pincé
Hôtel Pincé
This Renaissance residence now houses
90 minutes
Abbey of Saint Aubin
Abbey of Saint Aubin
Largely rebuilt in the 17C and 18C,
30 minutes
See all