The city of Angers

by Coventry, University of Warwick July 18th, 2008

ESSCA’s main campus is situated in Angers, a beautiful, green and lively city of 200 000 inhabitants within the UNESCO world heritage site of the Loire Valley in Western France. Its various universities and institutions of higher education, such as ESSCA host 35 000 students in total, giving the city the enjoyable atmosphere of a University town.

In Angers students will find everything they need

A beautiful, historical environment but at the same time a modern and practical city. Capital of the historic province of Anjou, Angers has grown developed across two millennia from an ancient hill-fort under Roman times to a modern conurbation of the 21st century. The city itself and its surroundings offer many tourist attractions such as the Loire Castles, Atlantic coast beaches, the abbey of Fontevraud and many others.

Affordable, well-situated and high standard accommodation facilities.

Affordable and well-situated shopping and eating facilities – the city has 4 student cafeterias known as “restaurants universitaires” as well as many small and bigger shopping facilities.

Good transport facilities. Angers is easily accessible from Paris in 90 minutes with 20 TGV trains a day. Angers also has a good network of public transport system including frequent buses and in a coupe of years a brand new tramway system. Students can also borrow a bicycle from “VéloCité” for one year and get around anywhere for free.

A vibrant and accessible cultural life – Angers offers everything from street events to the latest work from reputed theatre and music companies.


A good deal for sports and leisure. Many Angevins are registered to use its gymnasiums, swimming pools or jog around such beautiful places as Etang Saint Nicolas or Lac de Maine.

A green city – Angers takes care of its environment – not only is it a city of parks, gardens and water, but ADEME, the French national agency responsible for energy and environment, chose Angers for its headquarters in part because of the city’s quality of the life.

An active business environment – Angers is home to some 5 500 companies, including such prestigious names as Cointreau and Scania, Valéo or Bosch France, and also many medium-sized and smaller companies, some of which are based in the city’s technopole or business park. Angers has a significant activity in subcontracting activities for the automobile industry, as well as a dynamic agricultural and horticulture research and production, computer and electronic industry and many service industries.

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