Top Historical Places in Angers

Are you looking to explore the history of Angers through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Angers including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Angers. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Angers ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Angers, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Angers for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Angers with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Chateau D' Angers

    Castle, Historical Site

    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 because of its role as a defensive fortress that Dau...Read more
  2. Chateau De Serrant

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    Chateau De Serrant

    Art Gallery, Castle, Historical Site, Architecture

    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 across very often.Admire the: Sculpted ceiling. ...Read more
  3. Cathedrale St-maurice

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    Cathedrale St-maurice

    Church, Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    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 Cathedral. Painting depicting the life of St. Ma...Read more
  4. The Plessis-bourre Castle

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    The Plessis-bourre Castle

    Castle, Historical Site

    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 apartments. The castle was originally built in betwee...Read more
  5. Collegiale Saint-martin

    4.5 (338 Votes)
    Collegiale Saint-martin

    Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    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.
  6. Chateau Du Plessis-mace

    4.5 (155 Votes)
    Chateau Du Plessis-mace


    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 artistically carved balconies, the castle speaks volumes o...Read more
  7. Chateau De Brissac

    Castle, Historical Site, Nature

    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 the 15th Century by Pierre de Brézé...Read more
  8. Chateau De Pignerolle

    Historical Site

    Built in 1776 for Marcel Avril, the Director of the Riding Academy of Angers, on the eve of the French Revolution. Since then it has played a few important roles through history: During World War II when Germany captured Poland, the Château gave refuge to the Polish government. In 1943 the German Navy requested Château de Pignerolle as its communications center with Admiral Doenitz...Read more
  9. Anciencouvent De La Baumette

    Historical Site, Monastery

    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.
  10. Musee - Chateau De Villeveque

    Museum, Castle

    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, earthenware, silverware, rare manuscripts and so on...Read more
  11. Prieure Saint-remy La Varenne

    Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    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. Fascinating sculptures. A renaissance fireplace reminiscent of the old days.