Dominating the Loir River, this unassailable stronghold protected the town of Angers. The initial construction went back to the 11th. Over the ages the Fulk the Black’s castle turned into a sumptuous monument representative of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries that Kings of France, from Henry II to Louis XIII, enjoyed visiting.
The castle is a noteworthy example of the transition between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The proud castle of the Counts of Anjou is a veritable lesson of architecture and now it still protects the town of Durtal that is lying under its fortification.