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Gateway to the Grand Ouest in the Loire Valley, ideally located less than 90 minutes from Paris, Angers will seduce you by the quality of its welcome and the city’s attractive lifestyle. In Angers, everything can be done on foot, backed by an extensive public transport system – assets that make trips to Angers simple and easy. In the forefront of the horticulture sector with a world-class cluster for vegetal innovation, Végépolys, Angers is also distinguished in terms of health and digital with a label ‘French Tech’ for its IoT ecosystem. In 2019, its new, re-designed convention centre will open, offering 18 state-of-the-art meeting rooms for conferences of up to 1,240 delegates, 5,000m2 of reception and exhibition space and a new terrace with a breathtaking panoramic view of a botanical garden. A unique setting of greenery bathed in natural daylight.
Photo credit: Ville d’Angers

Valérie Mathieu-Fichot
Valérie Mathieu-Fichot

Director, Development & Partnerships Convention Bureau

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Europe
Country: France
City: Angers

Components

International Airports: 2
Currency: Euro
Number of Hotels: 2800

City Overview

Gateway to the Grand Ouest in the Loire Valley, ideally located less than 90 minutes from Paris, Angers will seduce you by the quality of its welcome and the city’s attractive lifestyle. In Angers, everything can be done on foot, backed by an extensive public transport system – assets that make trips to Angers simple and easy. In the forefront of the horticulture sector with a world-class cluster for vegetal innovation, Végépolys, Angers is also distinguished in terms of health and digital with a label ‘French Tech’ for its IoT ecosystem. In 2019, its new, re-designed convention centre will open, offering 18 state-of-the-art meeting rooms for conferences of up to 1,240 delegates, 5,000m2 of reception and exhibition space and a new terrace with a breathtaking panoramic view of a botanical garden. A unique setting of greenery bathed in natural daylight. Photo credit: Ville d’Angers

CVB Overview

The team of the Congress Bureau and Events, Destination Specialist, provides free help and advice re. organisation of your event in Angers - follow-up and advice throughout the organisation of the event, institutional interface, feasibility study, drafting of the specifications and conception of the application.

Knowledge Hub Overview

Horticulture cluster for Vegetal Plant innovation – Vegepolys. French Tech IoT ecosystem. Electronics energy cluster. Silver Economy.

Significant Convention Centres

In the heart of town, 10 minutes from the train station TGV and with an integrated 4H hotel, the new Angers Convention Center will offer in 2019: a redesigned auditorium with 1,240 seats;, a new auditorium with 266 seats; 18 meeting rooms; 3,000m2 of reception and exhibition areas. Also, Exhibition Park of Angers: 30,000m2, five ultra-modular and interconnected spaces from 1,300 to 3,600 seats theatre-style. For your events in the green, Terra Botanica, the first European park dedicated to plants, offers: an amphitheatre of 325 seats; two modular rooms; exceptional spaces, such as a large tropical greenhouse.

Access

Routes-Motorways: A11 - from Paris and Nantes; A87 - Angers, Cholet, La Roche-sur-Yon; A85 - Angers, Tours. Rennes, two hours ‘ drive. Rail: Angers TGV High-Speed train - 84 minutes from Paris, 30 minutes from Nantes, 3h30 from Lille, 3h50 from Lyon. Airports: Angers Loire Airport; and a 50-minute transfer from Nantes Atlantique International Airport. 2hr 20 minutes direct TGV liason from Roissy CDG airport - Paris.

Accommodation

2,800 hotel rooms including 1,452 accessible on foot in the heart of town. 4* hotels: 450 rooms 3* Hotels: 1,051 rooms 2* Hotels: 703 rooms 1* Hotels and NC Hotels: 551 rooms A 80-room Novotel will open at the end of 2019, in the immediate vicinity of the TGV station.

Attractions

Located in the heart of the 3rd vineyard of France and of the Loire Valley, a classified Heritage Unesco World Summit, Angers has a wealth of unique heritage. Attractions to discover include: the Château d'Angers, the biggest fortress of the Loire Valley.

DMC's/PCO's

The Bureau of congresses and events has its own DMC / PCO department and a central point offering a full service and tailor-made organisation of your events.

Many ‘surprises'

A renowned gastronomy region, Angers has many surprising places which offer exclusive evenings in exceptional heritage places – adding a unique atmosphere to your event.

Knowledge Hubs

Agriculture
Technology

Recent/future
international
conventions

World Electronics Forum I Connected Week

Venue: Angers Convention Center

Numbers: 2500
Event Date: 2017

Greensys 2019

Venue: Angers Convention Center

Numbers: 500
Event Date: 2019

International Horticultural Congress

Venue: Angers Convention Center

Numbers: 3500
Event Date: 2022