Weekend Getaway in Angers
Arrive in Angers and check into your hotel in the city center, ideally near the historic district. This location will provide easy access to the main attractions.
Start your day by visiting the Château d’Angers, a majestic fortress that houses the famous Tapestry of the Apocalypse. Explore the castle’s ramparts and enjoy panoramic views of the city.
Explore the charming streets of the historic district and have a leisurely lunch at one of the local restaurants, savoring regional specialties such as rillauds (pork confit) or Angévin cheese.
Visit the Cathédrale Saint-Maurice d’Angers, a stunning Gothic cathedral known for its beautiful stained glass windows and intricate architecture.
Take a walk along the Maine River and enjoy the peaceful ambiance. Admire the picturesque scenery and the reflection of the city lights on the water.
Dine at a traditional restaurant, trying local dishes like fouées (puffy bread) or Cointreau-infused desserts.
Take a day trip to the nearby town of Saumur, located about 45 minutes away by car. Visit the impressive Château de Saumur and explore its elegant rooms and medieval architecture.
Enjoy a leisurely brunch at one of the charming cafes in Saumur, savoring the relaxed atmosphere and regional delicacies.
Return to Angers and visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, housed in a former 13th-century abbey. Admire its collection of paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts.
Explore the Jardin des Plantes, a beautiful botanical garden with diverse plant species, tranquil paths, and a lovely rose garden.
Dine at a gourmet restaurant in the city center, experiencing refined French cuisine and indulging in local flavors.
Take a stroll through the lively Place du Ralliement, enjoying the bustling atmosphere and the vibrant nightlife.
Visit the Musée Jean-Lurçat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, dedicated to contemporary tapestries. Discover the unique artworks and learn about the history and techniques of tapestry making.
Explore the bustling markets of Angers, such as the Marché Lafayette or the Marché des Quais. Stroll through the stalls, pick up fresh produce or local products, and soak up the lively atmosphere.
Take a scenic drive to the nearby Cointreau distillery in Saint-Barthélemy-d’Anjou. Take a guided tour to learn about the production of this famous orange liqueur and enjoy a tasting experience.
If time permits, visit the Abbaye de Ronceray, a former abbey with beautiful Romanesque architecture.
Depart from Angers, taking with you fond memories of your weekend getaway in this charming city.
Remember to check the opening hours and availability of attractions in advance, as well as any travel restrictions or guidelines that may be in place during your visit. Enjoy your trip to Angers!