Discover what the fortress is, what it may have been and what it inspired through pictures of it as it looks now and reconstructions.
A general view of the field gate of Angers Castle as it looks today, after the roofs were removed in the 16th century to adapt the fortress for artillery.
The eastern curtain wall with the gardens which were planted in the ditches.
The northern front with the city gate which is now the entrance to the monument.
The field gate under construction with the helical scaffolding.
The field gate and the system used to bring stone to the site.
Depositing stone chains during the construction of the field gate.
Transporting blocks on the field gate building site.
An attempt to reconstitute the tops of the towers and the pepper-pot turrets throughout the fortress.
An attempt to reconstitute the roofs over the field gate. In the foreground, the (19th century) statue of King René, the last Duke of Anjou, born in the castle in 1409.
In the foreground, the Low-Chain bridge. In the background, the castle showing the reconstituted towers.
Military barracks inside the enclosure and the houses on the quay, no longer there, can be seen.
This virtual exhibition has been put together by teams from the Centre des monuments nationaux, with the help of teams from the Château d'Angers, the support of teams from the images unit and coordination by the digital unit.
The images were taken from Regards - Banque d’images des monuments © Centre des monuments nationaux.