Angers, France

This half timbered town sits on the western edge of the Loire Valley, just west of the Loire Valley Natural Regional Parc. The city has been around for thousands of years! Ptolomy first mentioned it in 150 AD and since then it has grown rich in both Galic tribal history and French culture. Once known as the Black city because of its slate roofs from the nearby quarry, Angers has blossomed into a central hub in the region and today is a good town for shopping.  It’s signature black and white towers loom over the city with an intimidating row of turrets and ramparts.  Also, It has an incredible cathedral St. Maurice that is worth stopping in for a quick prayer and peaceful reflection.  Notice the centuries old stained glass windows and amazing wood pulpits and intricate carvings.

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