Located in the heart of the Loire Valley, Angers is a classic French city. With just the right amount of culture, good food and fine wines, Angers is green, vibrant, highly populated with students and easy to get to — the perfect destination to discover on your gap year.
Top 10 things to do in Angers
This chic city has so much to offer. Here are 10 great ideas:
- Take your pick of the cafés lining place du Ralliement and sip a drink on a lovely terrace.
- Indulge your adventurous side at the Loire Valley’s largest fortress, the Château d’Angers.
- Breathe in the fresh air along the scenic Angers loop of the Loire à vélo cycling route.
- Delve into the magical world of plants at the Terra Botanica theme park.
- Explore the city centre of Angers the Geocaching way.
- Learn how to make a cocktail at the Carré Cointreau.
- Go on a river shuttle excursion on the Loire and its tributaries.
- Satisfy your taste buds with a snack at one of the many wine bars and teahouses in downtown Angers.
- Check out the live entertainment at the ‘T’es Rock Coco’ café in la Doutre, the student quarter.
- Dine at a restaurant in Angers and savour some Loire fish served with a butter sauce.
La Loire a Velo cycle route
From the heart of Angers, you can see five different landscapes on one loop of 30 miles/50 km. Follow the Maine river/towpath, pass the Trélazé slate quarries, pedal through the Savennières vineyards and continue by the Loire itself. Read more here.
Angers Val de Loire city pass
The Angers City Pass gives you admission to more than 20 must-see sites and tours along with many other advantages. With this, you get to see more and save money.
24 hour City Pass: €15
48 hour City Pass: €24
72 hour City Pass: €31
You can buy your city pass online here.
The Angers Tourist Office offers attractive, well-priced city breaks with themes that include city tours, chateau tours, vineyard tours and cycle tours. Contact our central online reservation service for accommodation and activities via their email here.
The liveliest areas are around Rue Bressigny, the Place du Ralliement and the Rue Saint-Laud. Check out pubs or wines bars and try different local wines by the glass. For live music head for T’es Rock Coco, l’Autrement Café or the Chabada.
Angers is easy to get to from the UK
You can get to Angers via Eurostar and a TGV high-speed train from London via Lille or Paris.
Ferrying over is also an option: Angers is only 2 or 3 hours away from Channel ports.
This article was in partnership with Angers Tourism