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    Heart's town

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    Pedestrian street

    • Rue Toussaint
      Between the Castle and the cathedral are many antique shops and bookshops… a bargain hunter’s paradise
    • Rue des Lices
      Guaranteed chic and charm!
    • Rue Lenepveu
      A typical pedestrianized shopping street with shops for all tastes and budgets.
    • Rue Saint-Laud
      A shopping street by day which by night comes alive, for unforgettable evenings out! Pubs, bars and nightclubs - plenty to keep you going until dawn!
    • Boulevard Foch
      The main street of the city centre, flanked by restaurants, brasseries and shops

    Parks and gardens

    • Le Jardin des plantes

    These gardens, laden with history, were the city’s first botanical gardens. Today the park’s 4 hectares are laid out in an English-style garden dating from 1904-1905. Its footpath, waterfalls and statues give it a serene and romantic atmosphere, a perfect antidote to the bustle of the city. Things to see: a remarkable collection of ancient trees, the aviary and the small animal enclosure.

    • Le Jardin du Mail

    These gardens came into being around the 17th century, born of the « jeu du mail », a now obsolete French lawn game. The fountain, by Barbezat, and the large pond (1855) make up the central axis where the geometrically-arranged paths converge. The paths flaked by greenery, the flower beds and the exceptional floral displays in summer are worth a visit.

    • Le Parc de l’Arboretum

    Covering an area of nearly 7 hectares, the Parc de L’Arboretum consists of four public gardens dedicated to horticulture and the spontaneous flora indigenous to the Angers area. Combining the art of gardening with fine arts, the various landscapes incorporate a collection of bronze sculptures by the artist Francois Cacheux.

    • Le Parc de Balzac

    A perfect place to stroll along the banks of the Maine near the city centre, the designers of this park were inspired by the marshes of the Poitou region to compose a partial network of canals that have created a nature reserve of great ecological diversity.

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