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Angers Fortress
2 promenade du Bout-du-Monde, 49100 Angers Route Planner
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Opening hours

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

Description

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.

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  • From €25 to €34
    MICHELIN 2020
    403 m - 9 rue Baudrière, 49000 Angers
  • From €17 to €40
    MICHELIN 2020
    452 m - 21 rue Delaâge, 49000 Angers
  • From€60
    MICHELIN 2020
    522 m - 65 rue Beaurepaire, 49000 Angers