Anjou is steeped in history dating back over two thousand years. Its historic capital Angers is an inviting trip down memory lane. Our team has cherry-picked five fantastic activities for you to get the most out of Angers on a budget.
An incredible religious building
From the town centre, admire the castle before journeying on to the Saint Maurice cathedral. The building is typical of Angers' Gothic architecture and took a century to be completed. With its stunning stained glass windows, the cathedral is well-worth a visit.
Art in Angers
The newly renovated fine art museum is a stone's throw away and offers two different itineraries to help you explore. The Fine Art trail takes you through the rooms dedicated to art produced from the 14th to 21st centuries, while the History of Angers trail showcases art objects dating from the Neolithic era to the present day.
The museum of natural history can be found near the plant garden, and takes you on a journey through our planet's first memories. Everything is laid out here, from how Earth was born to the origins of Man and the region's first human activity. Take in the mesmerising collections of birds, shells, fossils and more.
Ford the Maine to get to the Jean-Lurçat museum, where you'll be able to discover the craft that has forged the region's renown for centuries now: weaving. From ancient methods to the technological revolution of the 19th and 20th centuries, watch the secrets of tapestry unravel before your very eyes. Admire the ten tapestries by Lurçat himself, a nod to the Apocalypse tapestry on display in the Angers castle.
A breath of fresh air
Basking on the left bank of the Maine, the Balzac park unfurls 50 hectares of untouched wilderness. This is the perfect opportunity to end your day out with a relaxing break in a haven of greenery.