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Château d'Angers

A kilometre-long wall, studded with 17 circular towers, surrounds this vast medieval fortress. Visitors can tour Château d'Angers, including the courtyard, prison, ramparts, windmill tower, 15th century chapel, and royal apartments. The overriding reason however for coming here is to see the 328-foot (100m) Tapestry of the Apocalypse. Woven between 1375 and 1378 for Duke Réné of Anjou, it takes as its text St John's vision of the Apocalypse, as described in the Book of Revelation. Guided tours provide insight into its architecture and fascinating history.

Information & Facts

Address

2 Promenade du Bout-du-Monde

Admission

EUR8 (adult), free for under 18s. Other concessions available.

Language

French is the official language.

Money

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels, though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques, particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not accepted.

Opening Times

Daily 10am-5:30pm (5 September to 30 April); 9:30am-6:30pm (2 May to 4 September). Last admittance is 45 minutes before closing. Closed 1 January, 1 May, 11 November and 25 December.

Time

Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).

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