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The castle of Angers

50 minutes from our hotel in Cholet, discover the castle of Angers!


Take advantage of your stay at the Best Western Hotel San Benedetto in Cholet to discover the castle of Angers, an impregnable royal fortress.

The castle is located on a rocky ledge above Maine, in a site occupied since prehistoric times due to its historically important strategic position, and is classified as a French national monument.
 

The visit of the castle of Angers

You enter the castle via a bridge and drawbridge on the east side of the castle. Stroll through the formal gardens to reach the fortified gate that leads to a courtyard surrounded by the most important buildings of the castle dating from the 15th century, including the royal residence and a small chapel.

The courtyard below includes the walls of some of the 10th century buildings that were part of the original fortress in Angers.

It is also here that you can visit the Tapestry of the Apocalypse: one of the most remarkable medieval tapestries in existence and one of the highlights of your visit: the tapestry is 100 metres long and represents the Apocalypse as described in the Bible in the Book of Revelations. The famous tapestry dates from the second half of the 14th century, when it was commissioned by King Louis I.

You can now follow the walk around the castle ramparts. The mill tower, in the north corner, is the only tower to have retained its original height, and once supported a windmill. On the south side of the ramparts you can see the original entrance to the castle with its defence systems and harrow.

Walking along the ramparts, you also have a beautiful view of the roofs of Angers, the flower gardens in the moat, as well as the various gardens of the ramparts, including a vineyard and an herb garden.
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Dear Customers,
Following the national lockdown announcement end of October 2020, the hotel is open some days of the week; unfortunately, we are not able to open every day of the week.
You will find more details to see which weeks we are open by checking on our information page whose link is at the end of the message or by calling us.

Everything is done to make your stay as pleasant as possible under the current conditions: a few dinner options and an à la carte breakfast served in your room.

We have worked hard and are trained on our new health and cleaning protocols in order to welcome you in the best possible conditions.
Due to these new health and safety measures, we inform you we had to modify some of our services.

You will find more information on our page, « >Our health measures for a relaxing stay » which you can find in the section « Relaxing ».

We hope to see you again soon in our hotel!

The BW Hotel San Benedetto team