Located in the province of Anjou in western France, Angers is a cultured city home to some of the country’s most beloved attractions. Angers was a global intellectual centre throughout the 1400s and is renowned today for its universities and museums.
Angers is packed with many exciting historical attractions. The Château d'Angers, a ninth-century castle overlooking the river Maine, is an absolute must-see. Inside you’ll discover the Apocalypse Tapestry, the biggest medieval tapestry ensemble in the world, made from six pieces each cut into fourteen paintings. Musée des beaux-arts d'Angers is another highlight, where you’ll be able to admire hundreds of artworks from the Middle Ages and Renaissance and wider European schools of the 16th and 17th centuries. The art museum also features displays outlining the history of Angers.
There are plenty of exciting things to do and see in Angers. Garden fans should check out Terra Botanica, an amusement and botanical garden featuring species from Anjou to Brazil and Japan. You can even experience these captivating gardens by foot, in the air and on the water. If you have enough time, take the half-hour bus ride out to Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults, a winery that dates back to the 1400s. It’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon sipping authentic French wines and admiring the scenic countryside.