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The castle at Angers is a great example of a "fortress-castle" with its solid walls and ramparts. Its unique black and white exterior make it a favorite site on the Loire as does the massive tapestry of Revelation housed there. Meanwhile the city of Angers itself is fairly large with a big cathedral and several other notable buildings. (2007)

The imposing black and white towers of the chateau d'Angers are evidence of its military history. In the "moat" of the castle was once a menagerie of animals as well as these splendid flower gardens. The interior of the castle is suprisingly elegant with ornate homes and chapels and sculptured gardens. A contrast to the stark exterior. The ramparts of the castle give a great overview of the city and the cathedral behind.