During our September 2021 road trip, we started with the Futuroscope and then went to the Château de l’Epinay, very close to Angers. It is from this dream hotel that we were able to discover this pretty town and its castle. A day under the sun that allowed us to visit a place that none of us three knew yet.

When you discover the château d’Angers, you realize that you are contemplating no less than 6000 years of history. Count’s palace, impregnable fortress, residence of King René, castle-prison… the château d’Angers has indeed had several lives, and this, from its rocky outcrop which has been occupied since the Neolithic period.

Visite du château d'Angers
Activités sur le Moyen-Âge
Tapisserie de l'Apocalypse
Visite du château d'Angers

Another absolutely unmissable curiosity, the château d’Angers has a unique work in the whole world: the Tapestry of the Apocalypse. This tapestry, commissioned by Duke Louis I in 1375, is 100 meters long (out of the original 140 meters). It is the largest collection of medieval tapestries that can be found anywhere in the world.

Organized around six pieces, it is about 4.5 meters high, with fourteen different scenes on each piece. Originally, the Tapestry of the Apocalypse represented a total area of ​​850 m2.

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Visite du château d'Angers

Must do

Hoping that you will have a sunny day, in addition to the visit of the château d’Angers and the discovery of the Tapestry of the Apocalypse, you must imperatively spend some time in the gardens. Covering an area of ​​20,000 m2, they benefit from a sustainable development and biodiversity preservation approach.

We loved walking there, especially as you enjoy a magnificent view of the city of Angers.

The princess loved

The princess loved all the places where you could put your head to pretend you were a princess or that you were in the Tapestry of the Apocalypse. It was clearly very playful. The Tapestry of the Apocalypse also impressed her greatly.

She also loved the gardens of the Château d’Angers, as there were all kinds of flowers and plants, much like a secret garden.

There were also various activities to do, such as reconstructing a stained glass window. It was very fun and as there were no school holidays, there were not many visitors.

She remembers the visit to the Chateau d’Angers very well and I think she had a great time.

The ups for kids

Vue sur la ville d'Angers

Your kids are over 8 years old

They will love all the activities inside the château d’Angers, which make the visit really fun and exciting. And of course they should, like the princess here, be impressed by the Tapestry of the Apocalypse. Take the time to observe it closely, to discuss the characters, to find the elements that are a little scary… it’s very interesting!

Your kids are less than 8 years old

The little ones will probably love the gardens. If it’s sunny, it is a wonderful opportunity to spend time observing the fauna and flora. And then, you get an incredible view of Angers.




Adults: €9.50; Free admission for children under 18 and for 18-25 year olds residing in Europe.


Château d’Angers


From September 5 to April 30 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. on December 24 and 31); From May 2 to September 4 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25.