The A11 connects the city with Paris and Le Mans and the TGV offers trains in and out of Angers to many of the country’s major cities. Buses are readily available around the city and Lorraine, the main terminal, can be found on Boulevard Foch. Most of the city is best explored on foot. However, that does not apply to Lac de Maine which is around 30 minutes from the town centre.
Le Cremet d'Anjou is a pleasant French gastronomic outlet. With fresh ingredients and great service this is a firm favourite with visitors. Le Favre d'Anne is also a positive and guests order combined courses so to get yourself a mixture. If you're looking for something other than French food, Rincon Latino, a restaurant offering a wide range of Argentinean tastes, is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
The Rue du Milieu is a touring street festival held at the end of August and includes dance, music and street art. This can be found across various locations - St Lambert Potherie, St Leger des Bois and St Clement Place – all west of Anger’s town centre. The Premier Plans festival is dedicated to showcasing first films and is designed to help European filmmakers discover their new audiences.
Although Angers now represents a picturesque, vigorous and welcoming town, it was actually known for a long period as ‘Black Angers’, a name derived from the gloomy-coloured shade of slate and stone that was extracted here from as early as the ninth century.