Angers Fortress

Highly recommended
Started in 1231 by Blanche de Castille, regent and mother of St Louis, this is a fine example of medieval architecture, covering 25 000m2 within its ramparts (bordered by a dry moat or the cliff edge) which links 17 towers. In a purpose-built gallery, the famous Apocalypse Tapestry is (other than the Bayeux Tapestry) 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:

8.50 € (-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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