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Cathedrale St Maurice, Angers, France 2009
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Chateau de Brissac, a sizeable one and my favorite
I am coming to your country and in angers for conference but my family comes as well , do you think three days in ok for angers to see. Is it good time for shopping, is there big shopping center in angers, How is the weather in end of august, do you think if i rent a car is good.
I would be graetful to you if you give me any information which can help and enjoy my stay there
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Three days will be fun in Angers. It's a large city with plenty to do. You don't say where you are from, but most of us who visit France avoid the large shopping centers. It's more fun to visit the shops in the center of town. One of the nicest things about France is how well they have kept the town and village centers vibrant and busy.
You might enjoy renting a car for one day and driving east along the Loire River (on D952) and visiting a couple of the famous Loire chateaus (in addition to the chateau in Angers). It is an easy drive to Chateau Villandry (famous for both chateau and gardens), Chateau Azay-le-Rideau, a smaller, well-furnished chateau set in a lovely park and either Usse (the Sleeping Beauty castle) or Chateau Langeais (fun to walk the parapet with wonderful views).
There is also the small village of Candes St. Martin that is, I believe, one of the Plus Beaux Villes (most beautiful villages) of France. It is small and you could stop and walk around it in an hour but get a feeling for a real French village.
While you are in Angers, the castle there houses a tapestry museum that includes the famous Apocalypse series of Nicholas Bataille who did the weaving and Hennequin de Bruges did the painting. It is 140 meters long. Check the Angers Tourism Office for other things to do in the city. http://www.angersloiretourisme.com/EN/index3.aspx
Enjoy your trip. It's a beautiful area of an amazing country.
Travel Tips for Angers
Office du Tourisme
This office is directly across the square from the chateau d'Angers and directly adjacent to the Maison du Vin. For all of your tourist needs go here. Cash traveler's checks, get maps and other information. They are very cordial here and speak English (of course).
Abbaye de Fontevraud
The Abbay de Fontevraud has a very long history that begins in the 11th century with man named Robert d'Abrissel who came to Anjou to live as a hermit and gathered followers and eventually the blessing of a pope and somehow through quite a long story ends in Henry Plantagenet his son, daughter and wife Eleanor of Aquitaine being buried here along with other members of the royal family. Four statues, three of stone, one of wood, of the four are preserved in the Abbey and can be seen today. The architecture itself is incredible. This is but one picture of the abbey a friend of mine took. They were remodeling when we came to see but we were still able to have a French tour of the whole abbey and the grounds outside. Worth the trip from Angers, it was about a half hour or forty five minute bus ride, I can't remember.
Saint Maurice Cathedral
Cathedral Saint Maurice d'Angers is a Romanesque and Gothic cathedral - 75 meters tall - built in the 12th and 13th centuries.
In my opinion the facade is very interesting because it not very complicated, you can see the four main building stages plus the fifth that is the towers. It is very slick, white, with fine details.
The inside is famous also for the 12th-16th centuries stained-glass windows.
The Former Bishop's Palace
The former bishop's palace was begun in the 12th century, but most of what we see today is from an extensive 19th century renovation of a 1725 building.
It contains many rooms worth seeing as well as various exhibitions.
Le Pont de Verdun
This historic bridge links the old part of downtown Angers with La Doutre across the river. There is a statue of Nicholas de Beaurepaire in the centre, grand man of the French Revolution, looking in the direction of his conquest during the post-revolutionary Vendée War against 'rebels', the bridge being the focus of the decisive battle. The bridge was also decisive when it was taken and crossed by Allied troops during the Battle of Angers in August 1944.