Angers Fortress

Highly recommended
Started in 1231 by Blanche de Castille, regent and mother of St Louis, the fortress is a splendid example of medieval architecture, covering 25,000m/82,000ft² within its ramparts, bordered by a dry moat or the cliff edge and linking 17 towers. In a purpose-built gallery, the world-famous Apocalypse Tapestry is the oldest example of a work on this scale to have survived.

Useful information

Address:

2 promenade du Bout-du-Monde, 49100 Angers

Phone:

+33 2 14 86 48 77

Price:

9 € (-18 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

May-Sep: 9.30am-6.30pm; rest of year: 10am-5.30pm - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 1 and 11 Nov, 25 Dec

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