Practical information – International Student

ESSCA Angers – International


By choosing to come to ESSCA you have also chosen to be part of a Grande Ecole which is right in the heart of the Loire Valley, an area recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The city of Angers boasts a lively historical town centre, a beautiful cathedral, a unique 12th century fortress and the world’s longest medieval tapestry.

Place Ste Croix - Angers

Angers, some facts:

  • Population:
  • 156000  inhabitants
  • 260000 people in surrounding area
  • 40 % of its population – called “Angevins” in French – are under 30 years old

15 universities and other  specialised institutes of higher education:

Cultural life:

  • 3 theatres
  • 2 concert halls
  • “Conservatoire National de Région”
  • 7 museums
  • 3 cinemas with a famous « First Film » festival in which young European directors present their first films.

Angers is one of Western France’s most active cities. Historically it was known for its slate mining, however, today its economic reputation is based on four main sectors: electronics, truck manufacturing and automotive products, horticulture and services. Some examples of well-known industrial companies are Cointreau, Scania, Valéo, etc.

And,  there are, of course, other cities in the region that are worth exploring!