ANGERS, CAPITAL OF DUKES OF ANJOU
The city hosts one of the 22 castles of the Loire and major sites of the Loire Valley listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Angers Castle is located in the heart of the city; you can’t miss it! Proudly installed since the 13th century, its imposing enclosure and its 17 defensive towers make it the emblem of the city. In addition, it houses a treasure: The Tenture of the Apocalypse. Commissioned by Louis the Ist of Anjou around 1375, now plunged into darkness for its conservation. Some 103 meters long, 4.5 meters high on average and 71 scenes. Indeed, it is much the largest set of medieval tapestries in the world!
ANGERS, NATURAL TERRITORY
The plant industry has never disappeared from Angers landscape. Indeed, it is inscribed in the DNA of the city, from its ancient and more recent history. In addition, the numerous parks and gardens, the good King René’s love for plants and flowers, and the development of research on plants attest to this. Moreover, the vitality of the local economic fabric in direct connection with this sector regularly positions Angers at the top of the podium of the greenest cities in France.
ANGERS, SPORTY CITY
With 5 professional clubs, 33,000 licensees and more than 200 facilities, Angers is resolutely sporty. Indeed, it is the 1st city in France to obtain the 4 laurels under the label Active and Sports City, and can count on a most dynamic sports ecosystem. Want to be a part of it? Join the Gravel Night challenge or the Ride of the Gravel 100!
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