Living + Teaching in Angers, France

Population: 147,571
Département: Maine-et-Loire

Where to Drink

Where to Eat

Sakura | Sushi
8 rue des Poeliers

Le Corléone | Italian
42 rue du Cornet

Le Punjab | Indian
12 rue Pocquet de Livonnières

Oba Ramen
51 rue Jules Guitton

2 Place de la Visitation

a Soufflerie
8 Place du Pilori

La Crémaillère
0 rue Bressigny

Les Variétés
33 Boulevard du Maréchal Foch

Wallaby's Australian Café
60 Boulevard du Maréchal Foch

Jokers Pub
32 rue Saint-Laud

Level Up
25 rue Bodinier

Le Dublin's
18 rue Saint-Georges

Tonton Foch
4 Boulevard du Maréchal Foch

70 Boulevard du Maréchal Foch

And many others including:

  • Le James Joyce
  • Les BerThoM
  • Donald's Pub
  • L'Abbaye Café
  • Big Wood's
  • L'Okapi
  •  La Casa de Cuba
  • Wallaby's Australian Café 
  • Matt Murphy's
  • Les Variétés
  • T'es Rock Coco

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


rasserie du Théâtre
Place du Ralliement

French Coffee Shop
10 rue Saint-Laud

Columbus Café & Co
8 Boulevard du Maréchal Foch

L'Abbaye Café
40bis Boulevard Ayrault

11 rue Bressigny

Le James Joyce
40 Boulevard Carnot



And others including:

  • Soleil Café
  • Le Feeling 
  • Le New Yorkais
  • La Chapelle

Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit


usée des Beaux-Arts d'Angers
14 rue du Musée

Musée d'Histoire Naturelle
43 rue Jules Guitton

Musée Jean-Lurçat et de la
apisserie Contemporaine
4 Boulevard Arago

Galerie David d'Angers
3bis rue Toussaint

  • hâteau d'Angers* 
  • Jardin des Plantes
  • Angers Cathedral
  • Terra Botanica
  • Les Marchés each Saturday morning
  • throughout the city
  • Cointreau Distillery
  • ac de Maine

*There are also SO many other castles
in the Loire Valley to discover!

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips


Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities

  • trolling and jogging through Parc Balzac  
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming at the AquaVita pool facility
  • Parc Balzac
  • Jardin des Plantes
  • arc Saint-Nicolas
  • Around Lac de Maine
  • ardin du Mail

Housing Examples

  • 420€ per month for a single room at a foyer (14 meals + wifi included)
  • 305€ per month for room with bathroom, shower, and attic space (no roommates;
    utilities and internet included)
  • 0€ per month living with a host family and working jointly as an au pair
    (meals included)

Worst Things About

Best Things About Angers

  • Extremely friendly locals
  • entral location in region
  • Close to nearby cities (Paris is 1.5 hours away by train)
  • Many nearby castles and châteaux to visit
  • Nice town size: not too big, and has all amenities
  • Great nightlife scene
  • Perfect for practicing French, as there aren't many foreign tourists around
  • Might be difficult for "big city" people to adapt to
  • The city can feel quite small at times
  • Everything is closed on Sunday
  • loudy and rainy weather

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants

  • Take advantage of the fact that there are not many tourists, making it easier to put yourself out there and practice your French!
  • The Loire Valley is a fantastic place to live!
  • It is a very calm and tranquil place to live that isn't flooded with tourists like other parts of France may be.
  • Take advantage of the region, as it is the region in France with the most castles.
  • Make an adventure of everything and be open to new situations during your time here!


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