Angers, an introduction!

So ,we came to Angers, after all my boss was born here and always mentioning. My travel curiosity took me there and it was great! Let me tell you a bit about Angers, updating/revising this post from 2015!

I just visited Angers, a city in the Maine-et-Loire dept 49 of the Pays de la Loire region. As said, came with the family for an introduction and like it.  Of course, I have other posts on Angers on the main sights with pictures ,see posts.

We , of course, went by car…, heading without paying tolls on the countryside for about 3 hrs driving from home to the parking in city center. We took the N165 to the beltway or péripherique around Nantes on the A844 and continue following all panels for Angers linking with the road D723 by Carquefou and onwards on the same road  again direction Angers  ,took briefly the D523 and then the D323 direction Angers/Paris until Angers centre ville and got up by the Parc République parking underneath the centre commercial Fleurs d’Eau on rue Plantagenêt. All day for 5,60€!

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Once we arrive out of parking we headed straight for the Château d’Angers, a wonderful building and a must see, plenty on it, we like the fact there is a restaurant inside! and the logis and chapel were recently renovated sparkling nice.

We continue to the magnificent Cathedral Saint Maurice a jewel of a Church and another must see there, do try to climb the montée Saint Maurice stairs lovely view up and down.

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We wandered about the town , just clean lovely, lively and young, full of life, very nice, the family like it.  Of course, they have the usual Galeries Lafayette, FNAC stores as well as France Loisirs at the Palace, and great tea/coffee place at La Feve d’Or, and the gourmand will love La Gourmandise even with Spanish nougats !!! 

It has a wonderful train/bus terminal very modern and clean. I end up stopping by here on my business travels as well, and as with the family show them where I go by, fun and good!

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We love the tour Saint Aubin or tower in city center old town, and the Church Notre Dame des Victoires, Not to mention take a look at the Church St Laud near the train station and castle. And of course, the galerie David d’Angers , and the museum of Beaux-Arts or fine arts. And see the grand théatre d’Angers wonderful at place du Ralliement.

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At place du Ralliement, we ate at superb Le Pub Ralliement with a meter of beer glass serving and wonderful pizzas, steak, and pasta. all with Cafe gourmand with sweets and coffee with a banana split for about 25,30 euros per person.

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The tourist office of Angers: https://www.tourisme.destination-angers.com/en

The city of Angers on heritage and things to see in French: http://www.angers.fr/vivre-a-angers/culture/index.html

You have a lot to see not to mention by the airport you have a wonderful old planes museum. and the nearby castles like Serrant and the vinyards of Anjou.  In all a wonderful time in nice Angers, which we will be back. And did, do enjoy the post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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