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Angers, in western France, is home to an abundance of medieval landmarks and top cultural attractions. From museums and art galleries to pretty parks and a historic riverfront, there’s plenty to see and do.
Surrounded by farms and vineyards in the Loire Valley, this city is also a haven for foodies and wine aficionados.
Arrange your Avis hire car at Angers Train Station and start your journey.
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After arriving in the centre of Angers, take a short drive from the train station to admire the city’s incredible historic architecture.
Start by exploring Angers Castle. One of the most preserved medieval fortresses in France, this mighty stone structure is a strong presence on the riverside. Be sure to take a tour of the interiors where the Apocalypse Tapestry (the largest woven artwork of the Middle Ages) is displayed. It depicts major events of the 14th century, such as the Hundred Years War.
Another medieval marvel that dominates the skyline is Angers Cathedral, featuring a striking combination of gothic and Romanesque design. Right at the heart of the city is the Place du Ralliement – a busy public square lined with impressive buildings such as the 18th century Grand Theatre.
Culture enthusiasts will be impressed with the array of museums and galleries here. Many archaeological finds from Angers Loire Valley can be found at the Natural History Museum, which is split across two attractive 19th century buildings. Head to the Angers Museum of Fine Arts to admire artworks from Neolithic times and up to the present day.
Besides the cultural attractions, Angers is well known for its beautiful green spaces. These have contributed to its reputation as one of the most desirable places to live in France. For a tranquil place to relax, choose from arboretums, botanical gardens and parks across the city.
Besides the fascinating attractions in the centre of Angers, there’s much to see and do beyond the city borders too.
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