Angers is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Angers one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Angers is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Angers or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Angers. Explore the historical monuments of Angers with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Angers guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Angers page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Angers landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Angers.
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2 Promenade du Bout du Monde, 49100 Angers, France
09:30 am - 06:30 pm
Situated in the Loire valley overlooking the river Maine, the castle was once the court of Rene (the count) of Anjou. Founded by the counts of Anjou way back in the 9th Century, the current structure is as a result of expansion in the 13th century, wherein in the castle was fortified because of its important defensive location. It is probably becau...
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49170 Saint-Georges-sur-Loire, France
09:45 am - 05:15 pm
15 kms west of Angers, this is probably one of the best furnished Chateaus in Angers. Originally built on the lines of a medieval fortress, its 14th Century owners, the Brie family, undertook the task of modernizing the interiors.
The exquisite furnishings and fabulous collections of paintings, tapestries and books is not something that you come ac...
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4 Rue Saint-Christophe, 49100 Angers, France
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
Originally built in between 11th-16th century, this cathedral is the main Roman Catholic Church in Angers. A magnificent amalgamation of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, this cathedral is more than a place of worship:
Descriptive and rich image transepts in the form of stain glass windows.
Carvings inspired by the royal portal of the Chartres C...
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49460 Angers, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
This medieval castle is right out of a fairy-tale, not a surprise that it has been the location for many films. With a romantic backdrop, this 500 years old castle is yet maintained to its former glory:
Explore the castle’s original defense system.
Wide moat around the castle.
Four drawbridges, still functional.
Luxurious and stately apartme...
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23 Rue Saint-Martin, 49000 Angers, France
01:00 pm - 06:00 pm
A principal Gothic monument in this region, this church functioned as a collegiate Church in the past. The structure is not only admired for its grand architecture but also for the variousconcerts and exhibitions that are held here currently. Absorb in:
The magnificent sculptures.
The archaeological excavations
Baroque organ case.
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31 Bis Rue Toussaint, 49100 Angers, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The original construction built in the 11th century was to provide the poor with a chapel and a burial cemetery. In the 13th century it was transformed to the Abbey Toussaint by the disciples of Saint Augustin. Unfortunately, after the revolution the parish was confiscated by the army and it fell into ruins. The abbey was accidentally discovered in...
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2 Rue de Bretagne, 49770 PlessisMacé (Le), France
01:30 pm - 06:00 pm
Built in the 12th century, the castle was reconstructed in the 15th century by Louis de Beaumont once the 100 year war came to an end. Located 10 kilometer north of Angers in the town of Plessis-Mace, the castle was built right at the start of Renaissance. With four looming turrets built by the favorite chamberlain of King Louis XI, and artisticall...
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Rue Louis Moron, 49320 Brissac-Quince, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Originally built by the counts of Anjou in the 11th century, this magnificent castle today is the property of the Duke of Brissac – the Cossé-Brissac family. At seven storeys the castle is the tallest in Loire valley and therefore nicknamed the ‘Giant of the Loire valley’.The castle structure as seen today was rebuilt in th...
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1 Chemin Bas de la Baumette, 49000 Angers, France
09:00 am - 06:30 pm
The curious little Franciscan monastery of Angers was founded in the 15th Century by King René, a Count of Anjou. The former convent is an unusual walk through history showcasing some rare medieval paintings. The beautiful garden adds onto the charm of this old place.
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44 Rue du Général de Gaulle, 49140 Villevêque, Franc
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
This fortress-castle was built in the 12th century and was once home to the Bishops of Angers. After changing many hands the Castle was finally bought by Daniel Duclaux, a wealthy industrialist who had a passion for all things art. He filled the castle with great works of art from across the world: literature, furniture, paintings, tapestries, eart...
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Place EdouardMeslier, 49250 Saint Remy La Varenne
03:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Built in 929 AD the Priory is dedicated to Saint-Aubin Abbey. Exciting features at the Priory:
The Priory church.
Frescoes in Romanesque style in the 12th Century old Chapter House.
A renaissance fireplace reminiscent of the old days.