Practical information

Find here all you need to plan your visit at the castle of Angers.

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Opening hours

From May 2nd to September 4th 
10:00 am - 6:30 pm

From September 5th to April 30th
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
On December 24th and 31st : closing at 4:30 pm.

Last entry 45 min before closing time.
Visitors will be asked to vacate the exhibition rooms in the royal lodge 30 minutes before closing time and the Apocaypse gallery 15 minutes before closing time.

The castle is entirely closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

Tickets prices

The entrance ticket gives access to the entire tour (ramparts, courtyards, gardens, royal lodge, chapel, Apocalypse gallery), including temporary exhibitions.

Buy tickets online

Admission fees

For individual visitors 

full-price admission fee


Special fees

  • Visitors with a CEZAM card
  • Visitor coming with a Carte blanche member
  • SNCF – Intercités or SNCF – TGV Inoui (transportation ticket from within 5 days of the entrance date)
  • SNCF – Grand Voyageur (member card requested)

Twin tickets 

These tickets give you 1 entry to each museum or castle mentionned 

Castle of Angers - Jean-Lurçat/contemporary tapestry Museum€10,50
Castle of Angers - 6 Museums of Angers€15,50
Castle of Angers - Castle of Azay-le-Rideau€20

Free admission

  • Under 18 years old
  • Under 26 years old residents of the EEA
  • Visitors with disabilities and their care partners
  • Visitors who are unemployed (upon presentation of a certificate of less than 6 months validity)
  • Students of the University of Angers (upon presentation of their "Carte Culture")
  • The first Sunday of November, December, January, February and March.

Visitors eligible for free admission

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For groups 

Groups admission fee

  • Groups of 20 people or more
  • Groups booked by a tourism organization or professional, without a minimum number of people

For more information on group visits, consult the dedicated pages

Are you a teacher ? Consult the details for schools


To upgrade your tour 

Audio guide

5 languages available (French, English, German, Italian, Spanish).


Family guide

Discover the monument while having fun, from 6 years old.


Membership programs

"Carte blanche" and "Passeport" Memberships


In love with Angers ? Enjoy unlimited access to our castle for 1 year long with the "Carte blanche" membership. You are a museum fan as well ? Discover the "Passeport" membership for unlimmitted access to the castle + the museums of Angers !

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Passion monuments subscription


Are you a heritage lover? For 1 year, discover more than 90 monuments all over France!

Discover Angers at the best possible price in 24, 48, or 72 hours !

City Pass : Angers at the best possible price in 24, 48, or 72 hours !

External website


Second week-end of December for "La Belle Échoppe" event, an event ticket is needed to enter the castle.

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Payment facilities

  • cash
  • credit cards
  • check

Access and transport

Castle of Angers

2, promenade du Bout-du-Monde
49100 Angers

The castle of Angers is located in the center of the town of Angers, in a pedestrian zone. It will take you 5 to 10 minutes to walk from the nearest parking lots or bus stops to get to the entrance.

Using public transport facilities is the easiest way to come visit us !

By car

From Le Mans : A11 or N23 to Nantes
From Nantes : A11 or N23 to Le Mans 
From Tours: A85 then A11 to Nantes 
From Rennes: N157 to Laval, then N162 to Angers

The nearest free parking lot is located Place La Rochefoucauld, at 15 min walk from the castle. You can also park freely on the Park and Ride facilities and take the tram.
See all parking facilities nearby

By bus and tram

The nearest bus stops :"Château" and "Office du tourisme"
The nearest tram stop : "Ralliement"
See lines and timetables of the urban network "Irigo"

The Angers-Saint-Laud bus station allows you to take many long-distance buses.

By bike

Angers is located on the cycle routes of "La Loire à Vélo", "La Vélo Françette" and "La vallée du Loir à vélo".

Bicycles or scooters are not allowed inside the monument. Bicycle parkway and garages are available in front of the entrance of the castle or at the Destination Angers Tourist Office located 100 meters to the entrance of the monument.

By train

Angers is connected by various TGV lines to the Atlantic coast or to Paris, Lille, Lyon, Brussels or even London.

The castle is accessible on foot from the Angers-Saint-Laud train station (15 min walk).

Discover all the transport facilities nearby

Good to know

Conditions of access

  • No deposit facilities nor cloakrooms. Entering with suitcases and big luggage is not allowed.
  • Visitors under 15 years old cannot enter without an adult.
  • The upper floors of the royal lodge are accessible during temporary exhibitions only.
  • For groups, reservations in advance may be required to access the castle and/or temporary exhibitions. Read the pages dedicated to groups.
  • Pets : only sighted companion or service animals are allowed.


The castle of Angers is a place with many outdoor areas that may be exposed to the wind (gardens, ramparts) or unheated (chapel). In the Apocalypse Gallery, the temperature is about 19°C all year long for an art preservation matter.

Where can we eat ?

You can eat in the castle's restaurant or have a picnic outside the castle, in the immediate vicinity.

Know more about food facilities

Visitors with special needs

The castle of Angers is partially accessible to people with a reduced mobility and to family with strollers because of the presence of many steps.

Accessibility plan, special equipement (such as elevators, wheelchairs, assisting listening receivers etc.), visit tools and special visit offers : discover all the services and access conditions for visitors with special needs.
For visitors with disabilities
For families

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