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Angers, France - Château dAngers The Château dAngers is a castle in the city of Angers in the Loire Valley, in the département of Maine-et-Loire, in France. Founded

Angers, France

Angers, city, capital of Maine-et-Loire département, Pays de la Loire région, western France. Angers is the former capital of Anjou and lies along the Maine River 5 miles (8 km) above the latter’s junction with the Loire River, northeast of Nantes. The old city is on the river’s left bank, with three bridges crossing to Doutre.

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Château d'Angers
The Château d'Angers is a castle in the city of Angers in the Loire Valley, in the
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The Château d'Angers is a castle in the city of Angers in the Loire Valley, in the département of Maine-et-Loire, in France. Founded in the 9th century by the Counts of Anjou, was expanded to its current size in the 13th century. wikipedia
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Angers, MAINE-ET-LOIRE, PAYS DE LA LOIRE
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Angers, MAINE-ET-LOIRE, PAYS DE LA LOIRE
Established 12-13th century
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12th-13th Century - Cathédrale Saint-Maurice established in Angers

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1649 - In 1649, the people of Angers revolted against rising taxes, the start of the Fronde in Anjou.
The Fronde was a nationwide military conflict opposing some aristocrats wanting more autonomy and the Royal forces loyal to Anne of Austria as Queen Mother and Regent, and her prime minister, Cardinal Mazarin. Royalist repression in Angers was narrowly averted by Bishop Henri Arnauld, who interceded with the Queen Mother.
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1652 - In 1652, Henri Chabot, Duke of Rohan and governor of Anjou, decided to back Louis of Condé, leader of the Fronde. Angers again became rebellious and Louis XIV sent his army to seize it. The Duke of Rohan immediately surrendered and thus again

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1789 to 1790 - The first months of the French Revolution were relatively quiet in Angers.
In 1789, the city lost its ancient administrative positions, replaced in 1790 by the department of Mayenne-et-Loire, soon renamed "Maine-et-Loire". Anjou, as a political entity, disappeared, although the new department included most of its territory.
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1793-1794
In 1794, fierce repression was conducted in the whole region against the Royalists. In Angers, 290 prisoners were shot and 1020 died of illness in jail. The city also welcomed many refugees, mostly Republicans living in Royalist rural areas. Between 19 and 31 May 1793, between 650 and 1000 Republican families sought asylum in Angers.
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1859
ANGERS, a town of France, the cap. of the dep. of Maine and Loire; in N lat. 47 28 17, and E long. 0 33 34; 178 m. SW of Paris. It rises on a gentle acclivity on the l. or E. bank of the Maine or Mayenne, 5 m. above its confluence with the Loire. In the older parts of the town the streets are narrow, and the gable-faced houses, built of wood, and covered on the sides as well as roofs with slate, have a singularly gloomy aspect; but the roofs are sometimes projecting, and supported by galleries adorned with vines; and of late years a number of regularly built modern houses have been substituted for these antique structures. The more modern buildings - which occupy the site of the ancient ramparts - are generally substantial and handsome; and the adjacent public walks, especially that which terminates in the Champ-d-Mars, and the Bout-du-Monde are very pleasing. The castle, now used as a prison and powder-magazine occupies a commanding position on the summit of a steep rock, the base of ... Read MORE...

1895 - Angers / Angiers
Angers, an’jerz, formerly written Angiers, a fortified city of France, capital of the department of Maine-et-Loire, on the Maine, just below the junction of the Sarthe and the Mayenne, and 4 miles N. of its junction with the Loire, on the railway from Tours to Nantes, 190 miles S.W. of Paris. Lat. of cathedral, 47°28' 17" N.; lon. 0°33'10" W. Among its structures are the ruins of a castle, once the stronghold of the Dukes of Anjou, now a powder-magazine, several fine old churches and dwellings, the cathedral, vestiges of a Roman aqueduct, the Hospice St. Jean, founded by Henry II. of England, and the tower of St. Austin. The Maine divides Angers into an upper and a lower town, and its old walls are converted into boulevards, planted with trees and lined with handsome houses. It has several rich museums, a library of 45,000 volumes, a school of arts and trades, a school of painting, a conservatory of music, and many professional and other schools. It is a bishop's see, and is the seat... Read MORE...


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1916
Angers, a city of France, capital of the department of Maine-et-Loire, on the Maine, just below the junction of the Sarthe and the Mayenne, and 4 miles N. of its junction with the Loire, on the railway from Tours to Nantes, 190 miles SW. of Paris. Lat, of cathedral, 47° 28' 17" N. ; Lon. 0° 33' 10" W. Its most remarkable structures are the massive castle, once the stronghold of the dukes of Anjou, now a powder-magazine, the splendid mediaeval cathedral of St. Maurice, the Hospice St. Jean, founded by Henry II. of Eng land, and the tower of St. Austin. The Maine divides Angers into an upper and a lower town, and its old walls are converted into boulevards planted with trees and lined with handsome houses. There are fine modern quays and bridges. Angers has several rich museums, a library of 60,000 volumes, a school of arts and trades, a school of painting, a conservatory of music, and many professional and other schools, and is the seat of the University Catholique de l'Ouest. It is a... Read MORE...

2023 - Whether you're interested in exploring historical sites, enjoying delicious French cuisine, or simply strolling through picturesque streets, there's something for everyone in Angers. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Angers:
Château d'Angers: Start your visit with a trip to the iconic Château d'Angers, a massive medieval castle that houses the famous Apocalypse Tapestry. The tapestry is one of the largest medieval tapestries in the world and is a must-see. Explore the castle's ramparts and enjoy panoramic views of the city from its towers.

Cathédrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers: This stunning cathedral, located in the heart of Angers, is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Admire its intricate stained glass windows and take a moment to appreciate its peaceful ambiance.

La Maison d'Adam: A charming half-timbered house dating back to the 15th century, La Maison d'Adam is one of the oldest buildings in Angers. It's now a museum where you can learn about the history of the city.

Promenade du Bout du Monde: This picturesque riverside walk along the Maine River offers beautiful views of the Château d'Angers and the city's historic bridges. It's a great place for a leisurely stroll or a picnic.

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