A smart and economical tourism pass
According to the length of your stay and the sites that you want to see, choose the City Pass that suits you: 24 hr, 48 hr, 72 hr passes are available. Once you have pocketed your pass, you can enjoy the Tourist Office’s guided tours and a commentated ride around the city centre on the mini tourist train. If you are planning to visit several city attractions and use public transport, the City Pass is the perfect solution and will really save you money.
With the Angers City Pass, you’ll also enjoy free services and discounts for facilities such as parking, left luggage, secure bike shed access, public transport and souvenirs from the Tourist Office gift shop.
If you want to make the very most of your stay in Angers, this pass is a must.
Siteseeing: the châteaux and castles of Angers
Angers is an invitation to travel back in time thanks to its extraordinary historical heritage. With its beautifully authentic period buildings and sites steeped in history, Angers is a city with a story to tell.
Don’t miss out on a visit to Angers Castle with its 17 towers; it’s a must on any trip to the city. Make sure you take a stroll through the castle gardens and climb the towers for a one-of-a-kind view. On your visit, stop for a few moments before the Apocalypse Tapestry, which is the largest Medieval tapestry in the world.
And to tick more of the area’s castles off your list, allow yourself time to visit Château du Plessis-Macé, Château de Brissac, Château de Serrant, Château du Plessis-Bourré and Château de Villevêque.
Siteseeing: historical museums in Angers
Include a visit to one of the city’s museums in your trip and enjoy fascinating permanent collections, or have a wander around an art gallery. These places of discovery are packed with history and legend and offer the opportunity to learn about the finest local savoir-faire. Explore the city of Angers and you’ll be amazed by everything there is to see.
Push the doors of the Jean Lurçat and Contemporary Tapestry Museum, pop into the Galerie David d’Angers and visit the Musée des Beaux Arts which houses 3,000 sqm of fine art exhibitions.
To learn more about local traditions and savoir-faire, stop by the Musée de l’Ardoise (slate museum), the Musée du Génie (museum of military engineering) or the Musée du Bon Pasteur (religious and social history of the sisters of Notre Dame de Charité du Bon Pasteur). And for nature lovers, the Musée des Sciences Naturelles is a highly recommended stop.
siteseeing: the river Loire and nature attractions
The region of Angers has rivers, parks, windmills, watermills and vineyards galore – with such captivating scenery, you will want to get out and explore. Spend an unforgettable day in the gardens of Terra Botanica, the first theme park in Europe dedicated to the world of plants.
Take a commentated cruise on the Loire and experience jawdroppingly beautiful scenery. To continue your tour and learn more about the river, head to the Loire Odyssée visitor experience.
Wine lovers will enjoy a stroll through the heart of the Domaine du Closel wine estate with its château, park and vineyard. And of course, there is the opportunity to taste the wines made at the estate.
Finally, visit the gear room of the mill and see how electricity is generated using the river and the waterwheel.
siteseeing: visits to local liqueur producers
Step behind the scenes of traditional local producers and discover their unique savoir-faire.
Enjoy an afternoon touring the Cointreau distillery, which is known all over the world for its orange-zest flavoured liqueur. Learn all about the company’s techniques and taste a cocktail prepared right before you.
Don’t forget to stop in at Espace Menthe Pastille, the visitor experience of local cordial and mint liqueur producer Giffard. You will be able to visit the maceration room and taste some incredible flavours, in moderation of course!
Angers City Pass, a pass recommended by tourists
A great deal, according to Suzy:
“The City Pass is a must as it gives you huge savings on entry prices in the various châteaux and parks included: (with the 72-hr pass costing 31 euros, you already have free entry to Terra Botanica with usually costs 19.50 euros alone, plus free entry to many nearby châteaux)”.
It’s practical and economical, in Bob’s experience:
“I’d booked the 72 hr City Pass which gives you free access to many attractions in Angers and around, and offers a way to get around the town: the passes were ready when I arrived with tourist information attached. It’s an economical formula when you are staying in the area for a few days. The guided tours are extremely interesting and include tons of anecdotes.”
A handy pass, say Julia and Paul:
“With Angers City Pass, all your visits will be free, even at châteaux outside of the city, and you only pay for two hours of parking as the rest are free. The Tourist Office is well located. You can park nearby and visit the city and castle on foot. You can also take the mini train ride which gives your feet a rest after walking all over town.”