Angers is a city in the Pays de la Loire in the département of Maine-et-Loire, c. 300 km south-west of Paris. Angers is located in the French region known by its pre-revolutionary, provincial name, Anjou, and its inhabitants are called Angevins.

Angers is an urban city housing 150,000 people in the city and close to 270,000 for the metropolitan area. The city traces its roots to early Roman times. It occupies both banks of the Maine, which is spanned by six bridges. The district along the river is famous for its flourishing nurseries and market gardens. It is well known for its fresh produce and cut flowers.


In the chateau can be seen a tapestry 130m long and 4,5m high representing 75 scenes of the Apocalypse. The tapestry was commissioned in 1375, and has had a mixed history - in the 18th century it was split up, and pieces of it were used to wipe down horses in the stables of Angers cathedral! It has since been entirely restored.

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