The largest medieval tapestry in the world

Did you know that the Ch√Ęteau d’Angers hosts the largest medieval tapestry in the world?

Commissioned in 1375 by Louis 1st of Anjou, this monumental work, based on a 1st century A.D. manuscript (the visions of St John, the final text of the New Testament) illustrates the historical, social and political context of 14th century France, at the time of the Hundred Years War, of epidemics and famine.

Made of wool using the tapestry technique, it measures 103 meters long and 4.5 meters high. Grand !

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