Angers tourism and travel guide
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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...
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 department and 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 kilometres from Paris).
Attractions in Angers
The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic architecture in France: Angers Cathedral
The Apocalypse Tapestry is a remarkable 14th century tapestry, 100 metres long, telling the biblical story of the apocalypse : Apocalypse Tapestry
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 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*".
Angers, France: places to visit and attractions
Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Angers in Pays de la Loire.
Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!
... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Maine-et-Loire
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 near Angers, France
Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Angers.
- Chateau d'Angers (2km)
Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)
- Chateau-Gontier (43km)
- La Fleche (45km)
- Montreuil-Bellay (47km)
Churches and religious monuments
- Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (28km)
- Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (28km)
- Jardins du Pin (23km)
- Parc et jardins du château de Craon (53km)
Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)
(see also historical French towns)
- Saumur (42km)
Sites of natural beauty
- Île Saint-Aubin (6km)
Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)
- Aubigne-sur-Layon (28km)
- Chenille-Change (28km)
- Coudray (38km)
- Cholet (50km)
Zoo and/or wildlife park
- Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (35km)
Geography and distances
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
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 kilometres from ): 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: Visiter Angers