Les Accroche-Cœurs, festival

Loire Valley
Event - Les Accroche-Cœurs, festival
Bringing theatre out into the streets.

The Accroche-Cœurs is an annual theatre festival that takes place in the streets and squares of Angers. Public spaces such as the Place du Ralliement, Place Leclerc, the river and its banks, Montée Saint-Maurice, the riverbanks and their quays, Verdun bridge and the chateau, all become stages and backdrops for plays and performances. It's a lovely time to wander around Angers, taking in productions dotted around the city.

Nearby attractions

One of the oldest medieval buildings in France, the Maison d'Adam (sometimes called the Tree of Life) is a half-timbered house in the heart of Angers that was the home of a very wealthy merchant.

Renowned for its stained glass windows, dating from the 12th to the 16th centuries, and the diagonal ribs of its vaulting, Angers cathedral is an outstanding example of the Anjou Gothic style.

This wonderful museum is housed inside the beautiful late 15th century Logis Barrault, the house of former mayor of Angers and King's Treasurer Olivier Barrault.

Built as a military fortress rather than a palatial home, this 13th century castle is an intimidating and austere sight when arriving in Angers. Home of the Dukes of Anjou, this massive fortress has seventeen towers and a...

Places to visit nearby

Angers in Atlantic Loire Valley is an artistic city on the banks of the River Maine, that is steeped in medieval history and full of beautiful gardens and parks.

Saumur in Atlantic Loire Valley is easily recognised by its fairytale chateau and is famous for its association with horses - the area around the town is even known as the Kingdom of the Horse.

Laval in Western Loire is a pretty town on the Mayenne river where a charming château sits on a rocky outcrop, and some remarkably well-preserved Gallo-Roman baths can be found nearby.

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