The neighbourhood is quiet, but you’ll find everything you need in close vicinity: 2 supermarkets, 3 bakeries (one of the most renowned in town being 300m from the house), 2 butcher’s, cafés and restaurants. Not far (1km), you’ll also find the Parc des Ardoisières, a former slate quarry converted in a landscaped park, ideal for walking, cycling or running. Also, the house in on the side of town that gives quite a direct access to “La Levée”, the small road that meanders along the Loire river toward Saumur and Tours.
Angers is a town rich in history and culture, with its huge medieval castle that hosts the Tapisserie de l’apocalypse, its elegant limestone and authentic half-timbered houses, its numerous museums, among which the Musée des Beaux-Arts (museum of fine arts), in a gorgeous 15th century building, the Musée Jean Lurçat dedicated to the tapestry artist, with its phenomenal work, “Le Chant du monde”, both museums having special activities for children, and the Musée David d’Angers, among others.
Angers is a lively though easy-going town, with lots of space and greenery. Moving around is simple and you can get pretty anywhere by bike, bus or tramway (there are 5 bus lines in the close vicinity of the house). You’ll also find a lot of parks and playgrounds all around the town. Angers boasts many cafés, pubs and “bars à vin” (wine bars), and a myriad of renowned restaurants (the region, Anjou, is well-known for the quality of its wine and gastronomy). And of course, Angers is in the heart of the Loire Valley, with all its wonderful castles and vineyards (most of which offers visit with tasting), along with cinemas, theatres and concert venues.