Cathédrale de St Maurice

Angers
Atlantic Loire Valley
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

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. The oldest windows are on the north side of the nave, whilst on the south side you will find some modern 20th century windows that were replaced after the originals were destroyed by a bomb blast in WW2. Admire the stained glass window of St Julien in the chancel, which is considered a masterpiece of 13th century glass painting.

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.

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...

The main event of this museum is Jean Lurçat's 'Chant du Monde', the 'Song of the World' tapestry whose 10 panels are Lurçat's version of a modern Apocalypse Tapestry.

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.

Nearby events

Les Accroche-Cœurs, festival

Bringing theatre out into the streets.The Accroche-Cœurs is an annual theatre festival that takes...

Les Accroche-Cœurs, festival

Bringing theatre out into the streets.The Accroche-Cœurs is an annual theatre festival that takes...

International Festival of Magic in Angers

Thrills and surprises on stage.This International Festival of Magic is sure to thrill the whole...