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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 with the quality of its welcome and the city’s attractive lifestyle. In Angers, everything can be reached 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 Valley is also recognised in health and digital with the label ‘French Tech’ for its IoT ecosystem. In 2019, its new, re-designed convention centre opened with 18 state-of-the-art meeting rooms for up to 1,240 delegates, 5,000 sqm of reception and exhibition space and a new terrace with breathtaking views of the 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 Rooms: 2800

City Overview

Gateway to the Grand Ouest in the Loire Valley, ideally located less than 90 minutes from Paris, Angers will seduce you with the quality of its welcome and the city’s attractive lifestyle. In Angers, everything can be reached 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 Valley is also recognised in health and digital with the label ‘French Tech’ for its IoT ecosystem. In 2019, its new, re-designed convention centre opened with 18 state-of-the-art meeting rooms for up to 1,240 delegates, 5,000 sqm of reception and exhibition space and a new terrace with breathtaking views of the botanical garden. A unique setting of greenery bathed in natural daylight. Photo credit: Ville d’Angers.

CVB Overview

The team at the convention bureau and events, destination specialist, provides free help and advice for the organisation of your event in Angers, including advice throughout, working with you on a feasibility study, drafting specifications and conception of the application.

Knowledge Hub Overview

Horticulture cluster for Vegetal Plant innovation – Vegepolys Valley. French Tech IoT ecosystem. New Tech Electronic Campus : We Network Silver Economy (Ageing) Tourism Lab.

Significant Convention Centres

In the heart of town, 10 minutes from the TGV train station and with an integrated 4H hotel, the new Angers Convention Centre offers: a redesigned auditorium with 1,240 seats; a new auditorium with 266 seats; 18 meeting rooms; 3,000 sqm of reception and exhibition areas. Also, Exhibition Park of Angers: 30,000 sqm, five ultra-modular and interconnected spaces from 1,300 to 3,600 seats theatre-style. For your green events, 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

Motorways: A11 - from Paris and Nantes; A87 - Angers, Cholet, La Roche-sur-Yon; A85 - Angers, Tours. Rennes, two hour 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; a 50-minute transfer from Nantes Atlantique International Airport. 2hr 20 minutes direct TGV from Roissy CDG airport - Paris.

Accommodation

2,800 hotel rooms including 1,452 accessible on foot in the heart of town. 4* hotels: 452 rooms 3* hotels: 1,149 rooms 2* hotels/residences: 1,199 rooms A new Novotel 4*+ with 84 rooms (opening in February 2020), next to the TGV station in the city centre.

Attractions

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

DMC's/PCO's

DESTINATION ANGERS has its own DMC/PCO department and a central point offering a full service to tailor-make your events.

Many ‘surprises'

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

Knowledge Hubs

Agriculture
Culture
Medical Sciences/Healthcare
Science
Technology

Recent/future
international
conventions

SIVAL

Venue: Angers Exhibition Centre

Numbers: 26000
Event Date: 2020

Cities to be

Venue: Angers Convention Centre

Numbers: 2000
Event Date: 2020

International Horticultural Congress

Venue: Angers Convention Centre

Numbers: 3500
Event Date: 2022