More than 400 decorations have been installed in recent weeks throughout the city of Angers to illuminate streets and buildings on the occasion of the end-of-year celebrations.
The Angevins were able to discover this weekend the Christmas lights which were lit this Saturday, November 27 at the end of the day. ” We renewed some novelties from last year, such as the illumination of the promenade du Bout-du-Monde, the Mail kiosk, the facade of the town hall, the Imbach square and the rue de l’Epine., explains Nicolas Chauvineau, in charge of Christmas lights within the city’s road service. This year, there are also new features, with a large Saint-Aubin square Christmas tree, the Arts et Métiers bridge, the episcopal palace and the station square. »
Among the novelties of this year, a large luminous heart installed on the Place Sainte-Croix, to take a picture of himself, but also to meet Santa Claus who will have a new house there.
« Year after year, we try to illuminate sites a little further out of the city center. This year, 24 places in the neighborhoods were decorated », Indicates Jacques-Olivier Martin, deputy mayor in charge of roads and buildings.
For the third consecutive year, the city of Angers worked with the company Blachère Illumination and Bouygues Energie to illuminate the city of King René. In total, six weeks of installation were needed to put up the 434 sets and 1,000 meters of light curtains. ” Between 2004 and 2021, electricity consumption was divided by 14, in particular thanks to the use of LED bulbs », Continues Nicolas Chauvineau.
Christmas lights, including rental, installation and lighting represent a cost to the community of € 500,000 each year.