Angers Travel Guide

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Angers Things to Do

  • Cathedral Saint Maurice II

    Ok so many photos lovely have a tip with info so need to add another page with more photos that are Worth seeing me think.The cathedral is wonderful and a must to see my creative mind is burned out so sorry for the text. All I can say is you need to see and even Worth coming here for it alone.Yesthe city page in...

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  • Cathedral Saint Maurice ,I

    A wonderful Cathedral like any in France, this one is on hilly area overlooking the banks of the river Maine with a great stairs climb to it from the river on the montée Saint Maurice. The Catholic diocese site is here in Frenchhttp://catholique-angers.cef.fr/Cathedrale-Saint-Maurice-Notre-Dameand the city of Angers take on it in...

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  • Castle of Angers , the king Réne

    I have an older passing by here and some description, it gets better the second time around. The castle has been renovated clean, and a nice restaurant serving good buffet food from 21€ per person Inside.All wonderful for a full day of fun Inside it. A confusing site but nice pictures and info is this one, (due to name it castles of the loire, but...

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  • More of Notre Dame des Victoires

    wonderful Church in a nice residential area with nice resto nearby and free parking; have another tip on the history , this is just for more photos of it.Enjoy it

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  • Church Notre Dames des Victoires

    A wonderful Church requering a bit of walking from the usual center town, but all Worth it, in a nice residential area of Angers.A bit of history I likeThe Church Notre-Dame-des-Victoires took the succession of a small chapel, dedicated to Notre-Dame, built in the 17C and enlarged, in poor conditions, in 1842. In the 1880s, it was decided the...

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  • jardin du port LIgny

    the gardens by the river Maine. This was the old harbor Ligny here since the 11C at least found to be and it was an important port for wheat and wood commerce.It is down from the Cathedral Saint Maurice on the stairs street montée Saint Vincent and from the back of the Castle facing the river Maine along the berges de Maine and the now road D323...

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  • A well thirsty place le Pub

    This was a find, I saw it before but never try it until came with the family and my sons pick it. It is a find indeed very nice place, friendly beautiful service and good cheers all around.The deco is English pub of course, and plenty of wood and bar counters on two floors of real beauty.There is a terrace but nobody outside in winter, the place...

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  • seafood Alsacien style

    It has everything and a unique chain, but I come to the chain for the seafood and choucroute when around, this one is in a nice square side of a nice Church Notre Dame des Victoires.The resto is nicely decorated in an Alsacien style and has a nice front facing the square of Louis Imbach.Once here you will look for them all over France. choucroute...

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  • Tiny Sandwich shop

    This is a small place across the street from Papa Tino's and right next to la petit chouia. The lady who was working here was real nice (tres sympa) and wanted to practice her English on us so badly. It's a great place to stop and grab a quick bite to take with you on a walk or a picnic.

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Angers Nightlife

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  • theater grand Angers

    a wonderful building to rival any of France, this is the Grand Théatre d'Angers at Place du Ralliement. Built at the end of the 18CIt host music and plays with over 700 seats, great for a nice family evening in town. It was the old main schools of the town until 1794. This monument was built with materials that are the tufa and stone, medium and...

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  • Performances in a Historic Building

    The main theatre in Angers was rebuilt after a fire in 1869, in the grand style affected by Haussman. It stopped having a resident company in 1972. Now several fine local & regional groups perform there including le Théâtre musical, le Nouveau théâtre d'Angers, le Centre national de danse contemporaine, le Théâtre régional des Pays de la Loire, le...

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  • Irish Mania in Angers

    The cozy little Irish pub is as authentic as it gets, right down to the Irish barman. A little hard to find unless you know where it is. Great mix of locals and internationals. Brand new beer garden for the smokers with plenty of seating and heaters. Back of the bar has a dart board where a lot of euros have been lost on bets! Televisions with all...

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Angers Transportation

  • move about its nice in Angers

    There are great bus service all over the city by irigo and anjou bus by the department 49 as well as great parking underground like the one at parc République and convenient taxi stands like place du Ralliement.See my other tip for more explanation on how to move about here are some photos of what I mean.Enjoy Angers

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  • petit train of Angers

    This is always a quaint way to see a city and enjoyable with children, the petit train or little train takes you to all the main sights and then you can choose the ones you like to see in detail on foot.nice ride on a nice day. For info, we passed by it but train was out ! Here is the tourist office on...

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  • How to get in and out Angers

    the chateau of course in Angers, the Cathedral and old city center are nice to have a good rest stop and lunch.Fast ways are on autoroutes such as A11, A85, A87 all leading to Angers.for parking I do the Halles as always by car drive here, the entrance is on Rue Plantagenêthere they are...

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Angers Shopping

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  • shopping literature and games Loisirs

    In a wonderful architecturally stunning building call the Palace you have a wonderful chain of book, music etc store in France call appropiatly France Loisirs.http://www.franceloisirs.com/The store is part of a chain, and it has the works from books, music, beauty products, dvd , leisure gifts, etc etc. loaded. They are open Mondays 14:00-19:00,...

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  • nice home deco from artisans

    This is a historical house and a nice boutique to buy home décorations, sculptures, jewerly, etc.Open Mondays 14h / 19h, and Tuesdays to Saturdays 9h30 / 19h00 ,Sundays closedHere the La Maison des Artisans has been for the last 15 years proposing works of arts and crafts from more than 80 artists such as glassmakers, sculpteurs, céramic maker,...

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  • gourmand and nougats

    This is a great place if you like good food. We were walking not seen it before when came into the city,and just stumbled into after seeing a El Almendro Spanish nougat bar on the outside window wow!!!This is a corner place nice spaces and wonderful window shopping display, Inside you have some tables and serving light meals like salads and...

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Angers Local Customs

  • Maison du Vins de l'Anjou

    This is nice and you should stop here, the best from the Loire is here and nicely located across from the Castle. The main wines here are from the area of Anjou-Saumur. A real eye opener to the region culture.5 bis, place Kennedy is the store and here is the vignerons site in Englishhttp://www.vinsvaldeloire.fr/SiteGP/EN/Appellation/Decouvrezand...

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  • Two kisses or four?

    As it happens in other regions of France, neither in Angers does a rule exist on how many kisses on the cheeks people should exchange when they do the bise.It can be two kisses or four, but not one or three. I've realized that people kiss mostly twice, especially when they greet people they often meet, but four kisses are not to be excluded. If you...

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  • Fireworks for the 14th July

    July 14th is the French national day that commemorates the day of 1789 when the people took the Parisian prison of the Bastille and set the few prisoners free. That act marked the begin of the end of the ancien régime.The national day is remembered every year with great celebrations and, when I was in Angers, I could see a firework performance...

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Angers Warnings and Dangers

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    by sheldon_j Written Aug 18, 2003

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    Angers is generally a pretty safe town. The only down side is that you have to be vigilant of drunks creeping around at night. Should go without saying that at night the back alleys are loaded with the loaded. It's unfortunately quite common for people to get harrassed by these drunks too, so at night be sure to stay alert and don't walk alone.

    Deros like to grog on in the small alleys

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Angers Tourist Traps

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    by sheldon_j Updated Aug 22, 2003

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    There's not much to fool you about this tacky little attraction. It's just a pretend little choo-choo that putts around the streets of Angers, unsubtly screaming out to every one of the locals in the outdoor cafés: "hey everyone! look at me! I'm a shameless tourist!" The horribly tacky PA speakers blurt out a French-only recorded commentary, so if you don't understand French then take earplugs or a good sense of humour!

    Unique Suggestions: This may be a good option if it's raining, or for people travelling with small children, or anyone for whom walking is a problem, ie: you're disabled, rushed, or just want to have a lazy day out. The train tour will at least show you the main parts of Angers in a one hour whistle-stop tour (despite the public shame!).

    Fun Alternatives: The alternative is to simply take your time and grab one of the excellent free maps from the tourist information office (near the chateau). You can take this map, and the info provided by the helpful staff, to go on your own (more fun) walking tour. Otherwise Angers also has an excellent bus system ('COTRA') with an easy-to-follow route plan for getting around. It's 1 euro for a one hour transfer, or you can buy daily, weekly, monthly passes. Again, tourist info will steer you straight!

    Train Touristique d'Angers (and goofy Pankaj!)

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Angers What to Pack

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    by TimDaoust Written Jan 28, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Walking shoes. Most of the things to be seen can be reached on foot and it's a pleasant town to walk around in generally speaking.

    Miscellaneous: Pack a Sense of Adventure and Exploration, this town has a lot to offer in the way of things to do and see.

    Related to:
    • School Holidays
    • Study Abroad

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Angers Off The Beaten Path

  • Church Saint Laud

    an impressive Church facing diagonally the castle of Angers, this is Saint Laud at 4 Rue Marceau, 49100 Angersparrish site here in Frenchhttp://catholique-angers.cef.fr/Saint-LaudIt would be Worth seeing Inside, we had no time for more .... However, here is a bit of history I likeThe Church Saint-Laud indirectly owes its existence to the Norman...

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  • Museum Hotel Pincé

    A wonderful museum and great architecture still Under renovation but Worth telling you to wait for it to open as it will be Worth it. It is at 14 Rue du Musée, and rue lenepveau, 49100 AngersOther than the museum page of Angers, the city has more in...

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  • Collégiale Saint Martin

    a wonderful place of wonderful shows, exhibits and expositions today as the collegiale Saint Martin.23 Rue Saint-Martin, 49000 Angers. You can have individual visits for 3€, and help discover the enigma of Abbey FrémondYou have several areas to visit such as the Sacristy. This sacristy built in the 18C hosts a permanent Museum on the history of the...

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  • Walk Angers

    again another wonderful city of the Loire and France,and again, lovely to walk around the river maine and the old castle over to the Cathedral;one of the best ways to see a city or town or village is walk, and with little time to see these beauties you better see it on foot up close and personal.along the river Maine, and also at the house of Adam...

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  • The Origins of Tapestry (See It Now!)

    Wall hangings in tents("double-layering") must have been discovered in prehistoric times as a way to diminish cold (and heat?), prevent wind entry and diminish dust. At first hides and other animal skin products were used; woven materials were rare. The quality of the pelts and hanging objects gave rise to interior decoration and indicated wealth...

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  • 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).

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