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The apparent austerity of this shale and limestone fortress, which the young king Louis IX had built on the edge of his kingdom in the 13th century, contrasts with the tranquil grounds inside the castle walls and the pleasant residence of the Dukes...more
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2 Promenade du Bout du Monde | Rue du Château, 49100, Angers, France
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This sell guided tour was really interesting. Presented the history of the building going back in some areas to 1000 BC. Current building very interesting, with a display of the changes to the structure over the centuries. Today it house the Apocalypse Tapestry in a...More
An opportunity not to be missed-the Apocalypse Tapestry in Angers. While a commitment of time is required to appreciate the commissioned tapestry it is well worth the investment to see the story of the Apocalypse from the Book of Revelation by St. John. The tapestry,...More
The tapestries are a true marvel! Completely different from the Bayeux tapestry, which of course tries to be much more of an historical account, the Apocalypse tapestries are a dreamlike depiction of, well, religious visions and hallucinations. Beautifully done, and much too beautiful to be...More
Probably more spctacular from outside than in, but still very worthy of a visit.
Fantastic external walls, built in alternating dark and light stone, perched on a rocky outcrop, the walls literally blend into the earth below.
Reasonable €9 entry gets you inside, where the...More
We purchased a 24 hour Angers pass from the local Office de Tourisme adjacent to the castle. One of the subsequent free to enter locations is the Chateau which also houses the tapestries of the Apocalypse. The castle/Chateau is lovely enough with great views but...More
We loved our visit to the Castle. It is probably one of the best castles I've visited, as the inside is fascinating, the outside is beautiful & the views are stunning from the top. We visited on a hot August day, and visited the tapestry...More