Following a closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chateau d'Angers has reopened its doors to visitors. Several health and safety measures have been administered to protect visitors, the most important one being the mandatory use of masks inside the monument. In case you are planning a visit, please ensure that you have familiarized yourself with all the new guidelines in place.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Chateau d'Angers authorities have enforced a couple of precautionary measures and regulations for the safety of the visitors:
Angers, the historical capital of Anjou and gateway to the Châteaux-lined Loire Valley, is home to some of the most well crafted and meticulously detailed castles in the world. Steeped in history, Angers has always been the intellectual center of France and nothing showcases it better than its crown jewel, the Château d'Angers.
Located atop a rock-strewn ledge alongside the Maine River, the monument dates back to the 10th century and is now a museum playing host to the most priceless medieval tapestry in the world; the 14th-century "Apocalypse Tapestry" produced between 1377 and 1382.
A trip to the Loire Valley is incomplete without a visit to the iconic Château d'Angers. Experience the architectural prowess and exquisite artisanship of the French, all while enjoying a stunning view of the Maine river. Book your Château d'Angers tickets to visit this homage to French history.
While the Chateau d'Angers can be viewed for free from the outside, getting access to the monument requires a ticket. Skip-the-line Chateau d'Angers tickets allow you to bypass the long waiting queues at the ticket counter and get priority access to the monument. With this ticket, you can access and explore major parts of the monument. However, it excludes any free audio-guides, complimentary hotel transfers, and food and drinks.
Keeping in mind your safety and time, it is recommended that you get the tickets online and head directly to the ticket redemption point at the Château d'Angers for seamless entry.
Due to overwhelming demand and the COVID pandemic, Chateau d'Angers tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.
Nestled amongst rocky ledges, Château d'Angers is one of the truly awe-inspiring fortress-style châteauxs in the Loire Valley. Inhabited by Romans till the 10th century, the castle that we know today was built by Louis IX in the 13th century. Towards the middle of the 14th century, the now world-renowned Apocalypse Tapestry depicting stories from the medieval Book of Revelation was commissioned. At 140 meters, the tapestry was the longest in the world at the time; however, only about 100 meters of it remain today. There are 90 total scenes on the tapestry at Château d'Angers, which is also the oldest French medieval tapestry in the world.
Chateau d'Angers has different opening and operating hours throughout the year-
Chateau d'Angers is closed to the public on January 1, May 1, and December 25
If you’re driving from Tours, you’ll need to take the A85 exit onto A11/E501 toward Nantes/Angers or take N152 southwest to Saumur, turning west on D952. If you’re driving from Paris, you can take A11 via Les Mans.
There are three trains everyday that travel through Angers from Paris's Garede Montparnasse 1 Et 2. From Tours, seven trains operate to Angers train station at Place de la Gare, which is a short walk from Chateau d'Angers.
There is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Angers.
The best time of the year to visit the Chateau d'Angers is during the summer season that falls between March and August. During the summer, the town of Angers experiences warm and mild weather and a comfortable temperature of 19 degrees Celsius.
The best time to visit Chateau d'Angers is in the morning; right after opening, and right before closing in the evening.
No, there are no storage facilities at the Chateau d'Angers.
Yes, there is special access for people with reduced mobility and wheelchair services at the Chateau d'Angers.
Audio guides are available at the monument but do not come included with the ticket.
Yes, Chateau d'Angers tickets are available right now. You can buy them here.
Several health and safety measures have been administered to protect visitors, the most important one being the mandatory use of masks inside the monument. Furthermore, social distancing and hand sanitizing is enforced inside the monument.
Yes, your Chateau d'Angers tickets come with skip the line access to help bypass the long ticketing queues.
Currently, Chateau d'Angers tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.
Chateau d'Angers has different opening and operating hours throughout the year- From 6 Jun to 4 Sep: Daily 10 AM to 6:30 PM, From 5 Sep to 30 Apr: Daily 10 AM to 5:30 PM
The best way to get to Chateau d'Angers from Paris is via train. There are three trains everyday that travel through Angers from Paris's Garede Montparnasse 1 Et 2. From Tours, seven trains operate to Angers train station at Place de la Gare, which is a short walk from Chateau d'Angers.
No, guided tours of the Chateau d'Angers are not available right now.
Yes, audio-guides are available at the monument. However, these are not included in your ticket and have to be bought separately.
The best time to visit Chateau d'Angers is in the morning right after opening and right before closing in the evening.
The best time of the year to visit Chateau d'Angers during the summer, when the weather is mild and the temperature hovers at around 19 degrees Celsius.
Depending on your age and citizenship, you might be able to avail a special discount on your ticket. If you are below 18 years of age or a European Union citizen below 26 years of age, your entry to the monument is free.
Yes, you can purchase same day tickets to Chateau d'Angers, however, this is not advised. Due to long ticketing lines that often ensue at the location, it’s always better to book your tickets online.
Your Chateau d'Angers entry ticket is valid on the date and time selected during checkout.
The cheapest way to get from Paris to Angers is via trains. There are three trains everyday that travel through Angers from Paris's Garede Montparnasse 1 Et 2. From Tours, seven trains operate to Angers train station at Place de la Gare, which is a short walk from Chateau d'Angers.
Thanks to Renaissance influence in France and its rich historical background, there are over 7000 Chateaux built for different purposes in the country's history. Of which 1000 are culturally significant and open for public. Here is a list of the best Castles of Loire Valley with their tickets.