Angers, the Number 1 French city for quality of life!
Located in the heart of the Loire Valley, Angers is a classic French city. With just the right amount of culture, good food and fine wines.
It is green, vibrant with its population of 33,000 students and easy to get to!
Top 10 Things to do in Angers
This chic city has so much to offer. Here are 10 great ideas:
• Take your pick of the cafés lining place du Ralliement and sip a drink on a lovely terrace.
• Indulge your adventurous side at the Loire Valley's largest fortress, the Château d'Angers.
• Breathe in the fresh air along the scenic Angers loop of the Loire à vélo cycling route.
• Delve into the magical world of plants at the Terra Botanica theme park.
• Explore the city centre of Angers the Geocaching way.
• Learn how to make a cocktail at the Carré Cointreau.
• Go on a river shuttle excursion on the Loire and its tributaries.
• Satisfy your taste buds with a snack at one of the many wine bars and teahouses in downtown Angers.
• Check out the live entertainment at the ‘T'es Rock Coco’ café in la Doutre, the student quarter.
• Dine at a restaurant in Angers and savour some Loire fish served with a butter sauce.
An example of a fine terrace that you can drink at
La Loire a Velo cycle route
From the heart of Angers, you can see five different landscapes on one loop of 30 miles/50 km. Follow the Maine river/towpath, pass the Trélazé slate quarries, pedal through the Savennières vineyards and continue by the Loire itself. Read more here.
Cycling is a great way to explore the city
On a special outdoor stage, enjoy 10 free concerts on the banks of Maine. Read more here.
Estival Festival Trélazé
Trélazé’s free concerts feature international artists, from classical to rap and jazz. After Tom Jones and Simple Minds last year, the festival hosts Jimmy Cliff and Status Quo as guest stars in 2015. Read more here.
Les Accroche-Cœurs Festival of Street Theatre
Angers becomes an open-air stage for locals and visitors alike. For three days, outdoor cinema, music, theatre, dance, circus and art are all on offer. Best of all, it’s free! Read more here.
The ‘journey of King René – lover of the arts and plants’
A promenade punctuated with entertainment, live music and tourist sites. And to end the evening at 10.55pm & 11.15pm, there’s a ‘son et lumière’ – a spectacular projection of images onto the stunning façade of the Grand Theatre, accompanied by music and effects.
You can catch this every Saturday evening between 18th July to 22nd August and it is also free.
The grounds of Château d'Angers are also a charming place to visit in the summer
Angers Val de Loire city pass
The pass for Angers and its region and gives you free admission to more than 20 sites and tours along with many other advantages. With this, you get to see more and save money.
Cost per day is as follows:
24 hour City Pass: €14
48 hour City Pass: €22
72 hour City Pass: €29
You can buy your city pass online here.
The Angers Tourist Office offers attractive, well-priced city breaks with themes that include city tours, chateau tours, vineyard tours and cycle tours. Click here for more information.
Contact our central online reservation service for accommodation and activities via their email here.
The liveliest areas are around Rue Bressigny, the Place du Ralliement and the Rue Saint-Laud. Check out pubs or wines bars and try different local wines by the glass. For live music head for T’es Rock Coco, l’Autrement Café or the Chabada.
For those who enjoy a more refined sense of nightlife, Angers is the place to be
Angers is easy to get to from the UK
You can get to Angers relatively easy by plane. BA CityFlyer operates from London City to Angers from May to September. One-way all inclusive fares start from £65 on www.ba.com.
Getting there via Eurostar and a TGV high-speed train from London via Lille or Paris is possible too.
Ferrying over is also an option: Angers is only 2 or 3 hours away from Channel ports.
The Old City holds beautiful architecture
Address: Angers Tourist Office, 7 place Kennedy, BP 15157, 49051 Angers cedex