Located between Paris and Nantes, Angers is an historical town (500 years BC) that deserves a visit.
Population: 149 017 inhabitants
Area: 42.70 km²
Population Density:3490 inhab/ km² (miles square)
Name of the inhabitants: Angevins, Angevines
Region: Pays de la Loire
Postcode: 49000, 49100
If you leave from Paris, it won’t take you too much time to get to Angers. On your way there, you will call at Le Mans. From there, take the A11 for about 02h50 and expect to pay €27,80* (toll roads).
However, if you leave from Nantes, your journey will be shorter (1 hour) and less expensive (€8,40*).
Once in town, where should you park your car? Don’t worry about it, Angers has everything under control:
Car parks With more than 9500 spots scattered around town, there has to be one for you! As for the pricing, expect to pay between €1,20* and €2* for a two-hour-stay, depending on the zone you’re in.
Furthermore, 9 car parks offer free spots if you stay for less than an hour or if you park your car after 7pm. This is what we call a very good deal!
If you want to spot all the car parks around the city center, please visit the Sara website.
Proximity car parks Here is an economical and environmentally-friendly option used by all.
How does it work you may ask? First, park your car in one of the numerous car parks located around bus stops and tram stations. Second, travel all day long using the public transports. For just €3,90*, you can park your car and take the bus or the tram.
To get more information, please click here.
If you travel from Paris, you will have to go to the Gare Montparnasse. There’s an hourly train for Angers and the journey only lasts 1h35; you will then have plenty of time to visit the city! But if you travel from Nantes, you can take a TGV and be in Angers in just 30 minutes. To check the departure times and book tickets, please visit the SNCF website.
Want to fly to Angers? Your plane will then land at the Angers Loire airport. Located 20 km far from the city center, you can get there by car or take a taxi. If you wish to discover other French cities, please note that there are regular flights to Dole, Nice, Toulouse, and even London.
Getting around town
In order to properly discover the Angevin city, you can choose between many different means of transport.
To discover Angers from a historical point of view, what’s better than a peaceful hike? Along the 6-km-long trail, you will walk around town and see what hides behind the beautiful medieval architecture and marvel at the Angers Castle. The meeting place in at the tourist office (Place Kennedy).
Just like in any other big city, you can get around town using an economical and environmentaly-friendly means thanks to the Vélocité+.
Created in 2004, the city counts more than 2200 bikes that you can rent even if you have a low budget. To do so, you need to go to the Vélocité+ agency (2 boulevard Auguste Alloneau, 3,5 km far from the city center) and choose the option that suits you best.
This daily contract costs €1* and you can keep your bike for 24 hours.
For this weekly contract, expect to pay €5*.
Prices then vary according to how long you rent your bike. But once again, renting a bike is purse-friendly!
By bus & tram
Improved in 2011, the Irigo network now counts 27 bus lines and 1 tram line that can take you wherever you want.
As for the pricing, the city did its best to prevent you from spending too much money. If you plan to take the public transports once or twice a day, we recommend you to take single tickets. They costs €1,40* and you can travel on the entire network for one hour.
However, if you think you will take the public transports more than twice, then you should take the 24h-ticket. It costs €3,80* and you can use it for 24h on the entire network. To get more information on the fares, please click here.
Office du tourisme : http://www.angersloiretourisme.com/en
Emergency Number: 112
Fire brigade: 18
Missing Children: 116
The prices indicated below are just for reference and include the price of one night in a standard double room and may vary depending on the season.Between €30 and €50*:
Between €50 and €100*:
With this budget, you will be able to stay in up to 4-star establishments. Most of them are located around the city center and close to the station.
Take a look at our website to find a hotel to stay in Angers
The following prices are indicative. They refer to the price of one course or a menu for one.
From €2 to €9*:
You have very little time to eat but still want to taste something delicious? La Casa Jerico is exactly what you need. Surrender to the sandwiches and home-made hamburgers with crazy names. Whether you feel “Rockomotive”, “Indisciplinés” or “Hippocampus”, you will find what your palate wishes for. La Casa also offers a full range of colourful salads and yummy desserts. Draw your forks! (La Casa Jerico, 25 rue Beaurepaire)
From €8 to €30*:
To experience a typically French atmosphere, go to the Au Goût du Jour restaurant. The menu offers a myriad of delicious recipes made of the finest local products. Tremendously acclaimed by the townies and tourists, you won’t regret this culinary journey just nearby the historic district. (Au Goût du Jour, 14 rue de la Roë)
From €25 to €130*:
To spend an unforgetable moment, we recommend you to push the doors of the Favre d’Anne .This gastronomic restaurant is simply divine. Located along the Maine river with a view on the castle of Angers, you will completely fall in love with the place. The Chef perfectly combines the different products so that you can taste fabulous meals. This restaurant definitely is a “go-to” place. (Le Favre d’Anne, 18 quai des Carmes)
* This travel guide was published in July 2015, prices may then vary.