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I visited Monte Saint Michel, Etretat and Saint Malo but I skip them in my travelogue because there are some hundreds photos from there on TE. The weather was still rainy and cloudy, so my photos are not specially good. And the same was in Angers.

Wikipedia:
Angers was, before the French Revolution, the capital of the province of Anjou, and inhabitants of both the city and the province are called Angevins.
Angers was for centuries an important stronghold in northwestern France. It is the cradle of the Plantagenet dynasty and was during the reign of René of Anjou one of the intellectual centres of Europe. Angers developed at the confluence of three rivers, the Mayenne, the Sarthe, and the Loir, all coming from the north and flowing south to the Loire. Their confluence, just north of Angers, creates the Maine, a short but wide river that flows into the Loire several kilometers south. The Angers metropolitan area is a major economic centre in western France, particularly active in the industrial sector, horticulture, and business tourism.[
inhabitants.
Angers enjoys a rich cultural life, made possible by its universities and museums. The old medieval centre is still dominated by the massive château of the Plantagenêts, home of the Apocalypse Tapestry, the biggest medieval tapestry ensemble in the World. Angers is also both at the edge of the Val de Loire, a World Heritage Site, and the Loire-Anjou-Touraine regional natural park.

The Château d'Angers was founded in the 9th century by the Counts of Anjou, was expanded to its current size in the 13th century. It is located overhanging the river Maine. Now open to the public, the Château d'Angers is home of the Apocalypse Tapestry.

With its massive towers, it is the most impressive "real" castle that I saw in the Loire Valley.

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