Angers tourism and travel guide

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Visit Angers: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a cathedral and many other interesting historical monuments, numerous parks and gardens...

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Angers. For detailed visitor information see the Angers travel guide

Angers is situated in the Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire region, in the western-centre of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Maine-et-Loire department. (General information: Angers is 266 km from Paris).

Attractions in Angers

The mighty fortified walls of Chateau d'Angers form an interesting contrast with the more 'beautiful' castles of the Loire region.: Chateau d'Angers

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a remarkable 14th century tapestry, 100 metres long, telling the biblical story of the apocalypse : Apocalypse Tapestry

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic architecture in France: Angers Cathedral

The Collegiale Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500 years of religious architecture with an impressive display of religious artwork: Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Tourist classifications for Angers include "town of art and history" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 16 km and Aubigne-sur-Layon at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Angers, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Angers in Pays de la Loire. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Angers

Markets in and near Angers

Market days in Angers: weekly market: Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday;

  • Angers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (0km)
  • Saint-Barthelemy-d'Anjou: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Trelaze: market Sunday (7km)
  • Brissac-Quince: market Thursday (14km)
  • Tierce: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Chalonnes-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Seiches-sur-le-Loir: market Thursday (20km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (22km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (26km)

More information about Angers, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions to visit near Angers, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Angers and wondering what to do next!

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (43km) [Map]
  • La Fleche (45km) [Map]
  • Montreuil-Bellay (47km) [Map]

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (28km) [Map]
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (28km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Pin (23km) [Map]
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (53km) [Map]

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (6km) [Map]

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (35km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Angers

Canton: Angers

Arrondissement: Angers

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49000

Distance to Angers

from Angers (prefecture): 2 km

from Paris: 266 km

from Calais: 426 km

from Nice: 738 km

from Bordeaux: 291 km

from Strasbourg: 630 km

Getting here

Angers is in the western-centre of France. Most visitors arrive in a car from one of the ferry terminals - Saint Malo and Caen are most practical, allow around 3-4 hours for the journey. For driving distances to Angers from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Angers): Avrille, Beaucouze, Bouchemaine, Les Ponts-de-Ce, Saint-Barthelemy-d'Anjou, Saint-Jean-de-la-Croix and Sainte-Gemmes-sur-Loire.

This page in French: Visitez Angers