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...

Angers is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

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.

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 Collegiate 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*".

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Apocalypse Tapestry at 2 km and Chateau d'Angers at 2 km.

Angers, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 2 km (direction north-north-east)

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500 years of religious...

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 2 km (direction north-north-east)

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a remarkable 14th century tapestry, 100 metres long,...

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 2 km (direction north-north-east)

The mighty fortified walls of Chateau d'Angers form an interesting contrast with...

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 2 km (direction north-north-east)

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic architecture...

See Angers Cathedral guide
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Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in France, has more...

See Chateau de Brissac guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

The most unusual feature of Chateau Plessis-Bourre is the way it combines...

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide
Aubigne-sur-Layon

Aubigne-sur-Layon

at 28 km (direction south-south-east)

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late spring...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Bauge

Bauge

at 35 km (direction east)

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle - and...

See Bauge guide
Saumur

Saumur

at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is...

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 43 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across...

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 47 km (direction south-east)

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned by...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Solesmes

Solesmes

at 48 km (direction north-north-east), in the Sarthe department

Solesmes is known for its Abbey Saint-Pierre, an important benedictine abbey that...

See Solesmes guide
Parcé-sur-Sarthe

Parcé-sur-Sarthe

at 51 km (direction north-east), in the Sarthe department

Parcé sur Sarthe is a classified petites cites de caractere and has...

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction east-south-east)

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an...

See Montsoreau guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Angers, France

What to do at Angers? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Angers.

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

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

Churches and religious monuments

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

Remarkable gardens

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

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (6km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Angers is 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).

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

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

 
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