capital of the historic
and western gateway to the
is a city that is both medieval and contemporary providing a high
quality of life to its 160,000 inhabitants and plenty of interest for
its visitors. The city abounds with lakes, rivers, landscaped parks,
museums and galleries as well as an excellent choice of gastronomic
restaurants. The fact that it is a
gives it a youthfulness which manifests itself in the many
street entertainers, festivals and carnivals that are to be enjoyed.
For a cultural visit the ancient 13th century
fortress is a must. The ramparts hide a
lovely garden and chapel within the walls of
Here you can overlook the
city and its surroundings from its soaring
towers and get a feeling of the security it
castle houses a tapestry museum that includes the famous
140 metre long Apocalypse series tapestries of Nicholas
very impressive---but very long---judge for yourself!
walk down its cobbled streets that wind through the renaissance and
gothic neighbourhoods on their way to the market place is a walk through
time where you begin to get a feel of the charm of the place.
its other notable structures the twin-spiralled Cathedral of Saint
century) is well worth a visit.
View it from the fountain at the bottom
of the steps to its square and you’ll appreciate it more after the
contrast between modern and
medieval within the city are one of the things that make it such
a special place, full of contradictions.
Shopping within the city gives you many options from
'Galleries La Fayette' to the individual experience of
city has many parks and gardens to relax in when you are looking for
a place to unwind and recharge your batteries.
Arboretum Park, created between 1863 and 1918 by Gaston Allard, has a
rich collection of trees with approximately 1,500 classes and 4,300
If you are visiting the
a visit to this fine city should be high on your agenda as you will
leave with a desire to return.
is also home to the famous Cointreau
will be given a two-hour tour of the 3000-square metre famous Cointreau
factory and you will have the opportunity to see the 4000 documents and
items exhibited in its museum.
4 different areas are available to you for an unforgettable visit.
The four thematic sections of this educational, cultural, and
interactive museum will show you what made Cointreau’s success.
The Cointreau Museum offers a world of stories and discoveries..
Directions and time to Angers
Located 15 km from the city of
is the Château de
one of the principal châteaux of the
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"Author: Jim Craig"