Marine Hotel Angers Centre
18 bld Foch, (formerly All Seasons Angers Centre), Angers, Pays de la Loire, 49100, France
More about Angers
The fountain in le jardin du Mail
Lady at the Organ (The Proposal)
travel to angers
hi, is it possible to reach angers through TGV train from paris CDG airport?
Re: travel to angers
Yes. there are some direct TGVs from aeroport Charles de Gaulle Paris to Angers St Laud taking just over 2 hours. Or you can change at Le Mans. (or elsewhere)
I always (usually) look at German railways timetable for answers to these questions then try to work out where to book the ticket if I wish to do this in advance of arriving at departure station.
German rail route finder is: http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de
various languages available.
Re: travel to angers
I prefer the bahn.de English link here:
It is an exceptionally useful site, but will not give you fares for the journey (it only provides fares for journeys within or from Germany).
For fares (and train times) look at www.scnf.com
Travel Tips for Angers
Domaine de Pignerolle
At the heart of the Domaine de Pignerolle, u will find the Chýteau de Pignerolle, a replica of the "Petit trianon" in Versailles.
This listed Historical Monument (18 th century) , it has for the last 10 years housed the Communication Museum.
This museum is very strange...
But in summer it's a funny place with a lot of shows by night ( open-air cinema, visits-shows and french hot air ballon championships...).
That's why I prefer the park: it's a also a listed Historical Monument with its French-style gardens and its surprising bunkers which reflect the important role the Domaine played during World War II.
The Tapestries of Jean Lurçat
This is a picture of a tiled wall outside the Musée Jean Lurcat, which gives only a small idea of how amazing the tapestries of Le Chant du Monde are. These tapestries were created with the support of the city of Angers in 1957 as modern response to the Apocalypse Tapestry in the chateau. The museum is housed in the Hopital St-Jean, founded in 1174 as a hospital for the poor.
See the Inside of the Cathedral
The nave has three very large bays with tetrapartite vaulting peaking into dome-like centers. This is a very early example of vaulting known as Angevine. The transepts (built a century later) have Rose windows and th vaulting now has a greater number of ribs. There is a fine 19C carved pulpit and a carved set of 18C choirstalls all hung with tapestries. There are many other tapestries mostly Aubusson. At the choir is a statue of Ste. Cecelia by David d'Angers. Note the grand 18C organ at the west end. In addition the stained glass
is from all periods (12-20C).
Yum, Cointreau, a liquor created in 1849 by two brothers, Adolphe and Edouard-Jean Cointreau, distilled from bitter and sweet orange peels and oh so tasty.
This place rocked. What can I say? A tour of the factory and their gallery of old Cointreau ads and framed newspaper clippings and then at the end free cocktails (included with the price of the tour) and a nice gift shop. It was well worth the visit. They never did let us on the third floor though because they said they were afraid of international spies getting their secret recipe. The distillery is on the outskirts of la ville d'Angers so it may require a bus ride but definitely take the time.
Cathédrale de Saint-Maurice
The cathédrale de Saint-Maurice is a Gothic church dating back to the 12th-13th centuries. The facade has two lateral towers and a lower one in the middle that was built in 1533-40. The portal is very richly decorated with Romanesque sculptures. Unfortunately, I couldn't see all these beauties because the facade was being restored.
The inside is worth visiting for the tapestries and the precious windows. One can also visit the treasure, but I didn't because I mainly went to the mass here and I never visited the church thoroughly.