Austin’s newest Sister City is the capital of France’s Maine-et-Loire district, a lovely and historic region and France’s fourth-largest industrial producer.

Angers has earned a reputation as a leader in promoting environmentally responsible industrial production that preserves the Anjou region’s excellent quality of life. The region is home to more than 70 multinational firms. Tourist destinations include historic monuments, chateaux and manor houses. Angers is an hour from the Atlantic Ocean and only 90 minutes from Paris by high-speed train.

Partnership Outcomes:

  • Angers Loire Valley participating in the SXSW trade show and several Angers bands performing at SXSW Music.
  • Angers band Zenzile played at Momo's, St. Edward's, and Saxon Pub in October 2011.
  • Students from Austin International School visited Ecole Marcel Pagnol in May 2012.
  • In September 2013 Austin Psych Fest hosts its first international event in Angers: Levitation - France, featuring bands from all around the world, including Austin's own, The Black Angels.

Additional Information:

Please contact Dr. Albert Milhomme for additional information about the Austin-Angers sister city relationship. More information can also be found at

See the complete list of Austin's sister cities at the Sister and Friendship Cities Program main page.

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