ANGERS, capital of the ancient county of Anjou, stands majestically on the banks of the Maine, which feeds the Loire just south of the city with the waters of the Mayenne, Sarthe and Loir rivers. Long known as "Black Angers" from the gloomy-coloured slate and stone quarried here since the ninth century, it is actually a very pretty, friendly town, with a lively atmosphere. The overriding reason for coming here is to see its two stunning tapestry series, the fourteenth-century Apocalypse and the twentieth-century Chant du Monde. For a stay in aAngers hotel, have a search on this website.
Pages in section ‘Angers’: The City, Arrival, Eating, Drinking and nightlife, Listings, Château, Cathedral, La Doutre, Museums, Around Angers.