France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Guide to Angers, France
Historic capital of the old province of Anjou and a major city in the Val de Loire (Loire Valley), Angers is delightfully manageable, and packed with history, art and charm.




Angers (anh-zhay), 300 km (186 miles) southwest of Paris in the Val de Loire (Loire River Valley) and Pays de la Loire région (map), was the historic "capital" of the pre-revolutionary province of Anjou, and is now the chief city of the département of Maine-et-Loire.

Three rivers, the Mayenne, the Sarthe and the Loir, come together north of Angers to form the river Maine, a short waterway that flows into the greater Loire south of the city.

Historical seat of the Plantagenet royal dynasty, Angers benefitted from royal patronage in its cultural life, and still boasts leadership in culture and education.

Crowned by the Château d'Angers, a formidable château-forteresse commanding the river confluences and the city, Angers also boasts the Tapestry of the Apocalypse, a masterwork of art completed in 1382.

The abundance of rivers and fertile river valleys has made Angers the center of a rich agricultural area boasting important crops, including the finest hydrangeas in Europe.

Near Angers, in Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou, the famous orange triple-sec liqueur called Cointreau is produced: the only place in the world that it is made!

Angers has a good assortment of hotels and flats/ apartments. More...

Getting to Angers is easy by train or car. More...

Hotels & Flats in Angers

What to See & Do

Angers Transportation

Tourist Information

Loire Valley Region

Poitou-Charentes Region



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King René & Château d'Angers, Angers, Loire, France 

Statue of King René & the Château d'Angers, Angers, Loire, France




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