Angers with Elza Sokolovski

Elza is here to show you the good life in Angers, a pretty little city that is nevertheless home to an increasingly packed cultural scene. Still not convinced? It’s no accident that Angers was voted the best French city for quality of life. Come and see for yourself!

One Way – My favourite tea room!

A venue that’s part-tea room, part-art gallery, and is really welcoming.
16, rue des Lices – Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11.30am to 7pm, and the first Sunday of every month for a tasty brunch.

Café Cardinal – The best chai latte in town!

A new addition to the Angers street scene, this cafe also hosts regular exhibitions (graphic design, drawings, photos, etc.).
4 bis rue des Arènes – open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm and Saturdays from 10am to 6.30pm.

Myriagone - A shop filled with curiosities and knowledge that’s not to be missed!

This atypical book shop is also home to a coffee shop and a gallery showing all kinds of graphic arts.
16 rue Bodinier - Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 7pm.

Le Quai – Concerts and shows… catch them all here!

A theatre that brings all of the arts together under one roof, for the widest possible audience. Worth it even just for the views from the rooftop.
Cale de la Savatte – Open Monday to Friday 1pm to 7pm, and Saturdays from 3pm to 6pm.

Balzac park and Le Héron Carré: For al fresco drinks or a morning run, it’s the place to be!

Balzac park is a popular living space for locals. It is also home to the Héron Carré outdoor bar with its pretty wooden terrace and concerts from May to September.

Les 400 coups: The only cinema I go to in Angers!

An independent cinema with seven screens, it shows little-known films in their original languages.
12, rue Claveau – Open daily.

Craft Beer Shop - My official beer supplier.

A purveyor of craft beer and craft beer alone, some of which is even local! Tastings are a regular event.
8 rue Saint Laud – Open Tuesday to Friday from 1pm to 8pm and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.

Le Cercle Rouge – “A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away!”

A wine bar with a menu containing 250 natural wines from Anjou and elsewhere, and a great selection of dishes to share in a friendly atmosphere.
4 rue des deux haies – Open Mondays 6pm to 11pm, and Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 1am.

There’s more to see that didn’t quite make the list.

“Exit music for a drink” at 4 bis rue Bodinier and the tea room and vegan, gluten-free, local organic, and well-being restaurant “Same Same” at 13 rue de la Roë.

Who is Elza?

Elza is a blogger born and bred in Angers. Writing about how to live a healthier life, she shares green inspiration on her blog, along with her vegetarian recipes, organic beauty finds, and sustainable fashion advice. Find her at (External link) (in french) and on Instagram @elzasoko (External link)