Chateau de Montriou
Feneu, Angers, 49460, France
More about Angers
Pont de Verdun, Angers, France 2009
Cathedral Saint Maurice, interior
House of Adam
The Chapel and Topiary Gardens
Travel Tips for Angers
Hopital St-Jean -- The Cloister
This is one of the last large hospitals built in the 12th century. It was used as a hospital until 1854. It nearly fell victim to urban renewal, but was designated a landmark in 1871 and became the archeology museum in 1874.
In 1957 it became the home of the Jean Lurçat tapestries as well as other tapestry-related exhibitions. It is well worth the effort of crossing the river from the chateau side of the Maine, not just for the tapestries, but for the building and its grounds.
Les 400 Coups Cinema
This cinema is Angers 'arthouse' cinema and it usually has many foreign films screening, including many English speaking ones with the original soundtrack (with French subtitles). Lookout out for "version anglaise", or "version originale avec sous-titres", or "V.O.S.T."
Musee Jean Lurcat
This is a nice spot for those who enjoy art galleries and museums but don't want to wait in long lines or spend an entire day in some place as big as the Louvre. It is a collection of Tapestries done by Jean Lurcat (1892-1966) called "Le Chant du Monde. They are all based on the artist's rendition of the world before during and after the apocolypse.
The Maine River
The Maine River is the heart and lifeblood of Angers, cutting straight through the centre of the city. There's an estuary/lake known as Lac du Maine, just to the immediate north-west of the town centre, which has a sailing club and facilities to rent wind surfers and small boats. The park around the lake is excellent for outdoors activities, such as bbq's, walking, bike riding, etc.
Visit the David d'Angers Sculpture Gallery
David d'Angers meticulously preserved plaster casts of all of his sculpture to present during his lifetime to his native city. Some time in the late 20C they established a separate museum for these works, some original sculptures and related other materials, thus giving a complete retrospective of his work. It is beautifully installed in the restored Toussaint Abbey church buildings (13-18C). David lead French sculpture in the mid 19C from classicism to realism( and thus on to Rodin). He is very important. We could not (did not) take pictures of his work, only a shot of part of the Gothic church