CHÂTEAU D’ANGERS

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This re­mark­able ci­tadel punc­tu­ated by 17 shale and lime­stone tow­ers is a mas­sive me­dieval struc­ture whose for­ti­fi­ca­tions stretch out for nearly 500 me­ters. Con­struc­tion be­gan in the 13th cen­tury and the château is home to the Tapestry of the Apoc­a­lypse, a vast and ma­jor piece of me­dieval art. In the 14th and 15th cen­turies the Dukes of An­jou held court here. To­day, it is man­aged by the Cen­tre des Mon­u­ments Na­tionaux. From Novem­ber 15 through to Fe­bru­ary 11 Apoc­a­lypse : his­toire in­time d’un chef d’oeu­vre, an ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plor­ing the Apoc­a­lypse tapestry, a unique en­sem­ble in its genre, the civil and re­li­gious uses of wall hang­ings and their con­ser­va­tion. Daily 10am-5:30pm, closed Nov 11 & 23. 9€. www.chateau-angers.fr/en 2 Promenade du Bout du Monde, 49100 Angers, 02 41 86 48 77. SNCF train from Paris Gare Mont­par­nasse.

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