North of the Pays de la Loire, close to Normandy, is Mayenne, the second bigg...
Angers' Chateau has 17 enormous round towers, each 40-60 metres high and 600 metres of walls which make-up a panoramic vista which surprises visitors.
Built in the 12th century, the château is a focal point from which you can admire the magnificent view of the Maine River. This imposing fortress, flanked by its protective towers conceals a magnificent château and gardens.
The château is famous for its 14th century religious artwork, in particular the ‘Tapestry of the Apocalypse’ which stretches an impressive 103 metres. Originally the residence of the Dukes of Anjou in the 14th and 15th centuries, the elegant buildings and gardens were added at a later date. There was even a menagerie in the time of good King Rene (a native of Angers) a little over 600 years ago. Also worth a mention are the Chapel of St. Genevieve, the Royal House (the roof was partly burned in 2009), the Governor's House and the Gatehouse.