A VIBRANT CITY WITH A RICH HISTORY
Angers is situated in the heart of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO world heritage site. It is the 16th biggest city in France and not only does it have a rich history but it also offers its current inhabitants a very high quality of life in a dynamic and cultivated environment.
Included in its many festivals and cultural events are:
A city of art and history Angers boasts many art galleries, museums and places of historic interest:
To explore Angers on foot is not only to discover its pretty pedestrian streets, its lively squares and its many colourful gardens, it is also to discover a city with core eco-citizenship values.
Located in the heart of the third biggest wine growing region of France and the largest vineyard in the Loire Valley, the city of Angers is also a ‘plant capital’ with:
The CVPO, Community Plant Variety Office (OCVV in French) is an agency created by the European Community. It ensures the implementation and application of the community plaant variety protection system.
A region of excellence, Angers is at the forefront not only in the field of plants but also health and electronics. Angers won recognition of its digital prowess with the award of the ‘label French Tech’.
Angers has international contacts and exchanges with different cities around the world on issues such as the economy, education, culture, health, sport, tourism and social action. These cities are:
Paris – Angers (300 km), A11”L’Océane”
Lille – Paris – Angers (500 km)
Rennes – Angers (130 km)
Nantes – Angers (90 km), A11
Tours – Angers (120 km), A85
Bordeaux – Cholet – Angers (325 km), A10/A83/A87
By fast train (TGV) Angers is
1hour 30 minutes from Paris
4 hours from Lyon
3 hours15minutes from Lille
3 hours 40minute from Bruxelles
Nantes Atlantique International airport is 1 hour from Angers,
Telephone: 02 40 84 80 00 or www.nantes.aeroport.fr
“Irigo” buses provide 13 urban bus routes and a tramway, 02.41.33.64.64 or bustram.irigo.fr
The castle of Angers: angers.monuments-nationaux.fr
David d’Angers Gallery: musees.angers.fr/les-musees/galerie-david-d-angers/le-lieu/index.html
Natural History Museum: www.angers.fr/vie-pratique/culture/les-equipements-culturels/le-museum-des-sciences-naturelles/le-museum-des-sciences-naturelles/index.html
The castle of Brissac: www.chateau-brissac.fr
The castle of Plessis bourré: www.plessis-bourre.com
The castle of Brézé: www.chateaudebreze.com
The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud: www.fontevraud.fr