A smart and economical tourism pass
According to the length of your stay and the sites that you want to see, choose the Angers 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-Musée 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 Musée Pincé, the Galerie David d’Angers and the Repaire Urbain, then 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). For nature lovers, the Musée des Sciences Naturelles is a highly recommended stop. And for aviation enthusiasts, discover the Espace Air Passion aeronautical centre!
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.
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 and wineries
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!
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.