Angers, France

Angers is a city in western France, about 300 km (190 mi) southwest of Paris, and the chef-lieu of the Maine-et-Loire department. The city boasts typical French night-life, historically rich streetscapes and great shopping opportunities.

The Castle fortress of Angers (Château d'Angers) is a major attraction in the city. It has 17 towers and as a bonus, it hosts an extremely large mediaeval tapestry of the Apocalypse, which is arguably one of the very greatest artworks from the Middle Ages. The Saint-Maurice cathedral is a major landmark in the cityscape, with its two spires culminating at 75 meters. Behind the cathedral is Adam’s House, an excellent example of the half-timbered houses built during the Middle Ages.

Things to see and do

* Château d'Angers
* Maison d'Adam- Adam’s House
* Saint-Maurice cathedral
* La Doutre - an old quarter
* Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Angers

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Population – 150,000 approx
Land Area – 42.70 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – The river port at Angers is located on the Maine River.

Travel Links – The Angers - Loire Airport is located on the commune of Marcé, 20 km from Angers.

Angers is on both Nantes-Paris and Nantes-Lyon railways. The city has several train stations, all first built in the 19th century. Some are still in use, others are closed or reserved for the freight. The main station, Angers Saint-Laud, is on a TGV line and has a direct TGV service to Paris (1 hour 30 minutes), Lyon (3 hours 45 minutes), Strasbourg (4 hours 35 minutes), Lille (3 hours 25 minutes) as well as Avignon, Marseilles and Montpellier. Regional trains go to Cholet, Saumur, Tours, Blois, Nevers or Bourges.

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