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Angers Tourism - Maine-et-loire


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Angers, Loire Valley Gate, a city classified as World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO is an active city, which has protected its heritage while being anchored in the twenty-first century. Also the historic capital of Anjou, Angers has many remarkable advantages, such as rivers and green spaces. Both medieval and modern city, everything is there to satisfy lovers of outdoor activities, culture and old stones.

History :

Angers is a historic city. Its land has been occupied since 4500 BC thanks to its strategic location, between the two shores of the Maine river and close to the Loire river. Long desired by the French and English, Angers, however, remained the property of the Earls of Anjou who managed to stay masters of the place with subtle alliances and interesting marriages. They even extended their power to Palestine.

In the thirteenth century, the King of France, Philip II seized the county of Anjou and installed the Capetian line at the head of it for many years. The city was then fortified and universities of medicine and theology were built. Literature and arts were also encouraged. The city fast became an economic crossroads where many fairs were held regularly, bringing wealth to Angers.

With this prosperity, many remarkable buildings, which can still be seen today, were built in Angers. The castle of Angers of course, but also the St. Maurice Cathedral, the Logis Barrault, or the tower of St. Aubin tower.

Museums :

Culture is important in Angers. You can visit the Lurçat museum which houses the Chant du Monde, the largest collection of contemporary tapestry made ​​by Lurçat. This museum is a contemporary reflection of the Apocalypse Tapestry, which is the largest collection of tapestry from the Middle Ages and which is located in the castle of Angers.

The Fine Arts Museum of Angers is worth visiting. It is in the Logis Barrault which dates from the fifteenth century. It houses a large collection of paintings and sculptures dating from the fourteenth century to today. The museum is famous for its collection of eighteenth century works by Fragonard, Watteau, Van Loo, Chardin and Jean-Baptiste Greuze

Outdoor :

For an outdoor tourism, Angers is a city with many resources. It has many parks and gardens as well as areas for outdoor recreation such as Lake Maine.

Angers is a complete city which can be discovered according to whims and moods.

Nearest Golfs:

Golf angers capucins (ANGERS) - 4 Km
Golf club d'avrille (AVRILLE) - 5 Km
Golf club d'angers (St Jean des Mauvrets) - 13 Km

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Hotels in Angers :
hotel suit'home hanneloup rooms ranging from: 79.00 Euros
Info: Set in the centre of Angers, these contemporary apartments are just a 10-minute walk from Angers St Laud Train Station. Free Wi-Fi access and an LCD TV are provided and the kitchens feature a microwave. Each stylish apartment offers a se...
hotel hotel de champagne rooms ranging from: 48.00 Euros
Info: In front of the Angers Train Station and steps from the city center of Angers, Hotel De Champagne welcomes guests 24 hours a day. You will appreciate the Hotel comfortable rooms, all air-conditioned and soundproofed.The hotel location suits to ...

Angers Tourism - Maine-et-loire


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