Where is the Chateau d Angers in France?

Where is the Chateau d Angers in France?

The Château d’Angers is a castle in the city of Angers in the Loire Valley, in the département of Maine-et-Loire, in France. Founded in the 9th century by the Counts of Anjou, it was expanded to its current size in the 13th century. It is located overhanging the river Maine.

Are there castles in the Pays de la Loire?

This list of castles in the Pays de la Loire is a list of medieval castles or château forts in the region in western France . Links in italics are links to articles in the French Wikipedia .

What is the coat of arms of Angers castle?

The keystones of the ground floor vaulted hall bear the coat of arms of the House of Anjou and the Croix de Lorraine. It is said that the Dukes of Anjou brought back a piece of the Cross from the Crusades and left it in the care of the monks of a nearby monastery.

When did Louis IX re-conquer Angers castle?

In 1346 Louis IX re-conquered Anjou and bequeathed Angers Castle of to his younger brother, Charles of Anjou. In 1360 Anjou became a Duchy. The Dukes of Anjou had increased their territories during the Crusades.

When was the restoration of the Chateau d’Angers completed?

According to Christine Albanel, the Minister of Culture, the expected date of completion for the restoration was the second trimester of 2009.

Who was trained at the chateau of Angers?

A military academy was established in the castle to train young officers in the strategies of war. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, best known for taking part in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo, was trained at the Military Academy of Angers.

When did the Counts of Anjou start building castles?

In the 9th century, the Bishop of Angers gave the Counts of Anjou permission to build a castle in Angers. The construction of the first castle begun under Count Fulk III (970–1040), celebrated for his construction of dozens of castles, who built it to protect Anjou from the Normans.