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Angoulême, recognized as a “creative city” by UNESCO, draws its notoriety from comic strips. For a dive into the heart of the “9th art”, what could be better than a getaway to the heart of the Charentes thanks to the train service? The TGV places Angoulême just 1h30 from Paris and only 35 minutes from Bordeaux! Let's go for your micro-adventure.

Immersion in the land of bubbles would not be complete without diving into the world of cognac, a world-renowned elixir resulting from a multitude of know-how where flavors, aromas, colors and atmospheres jostle.

Getting around: by bike and on foot – Difficulty: easy (level 1/5)

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Day 1: arrival in the capital of comics

Arrival by train in the evening – Distance: 4 km by bike to reach the hotel the Greet. This establishment is very committed to environmental initiatives.

In Angoulême, immersion is immediate upon arrival: Lucien is lying on the roof of the station buffet, a menhir and an obelisk sit on the square. Welcome to the comic book capital!

After renting a bike electric at the station, you reach your hotel in just 15 minutes, mainly by taking the “ Green belt »And« Flow Bike ". This cycle route connects Sarlat in Périgord and the Atlantic coast along the Charente, serving several cities and countries of art and history.

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Day 2: Cycling along the “most beautiful stream in the kingdom”

Ride along the Charente on the Flow Vélo towards Fléac – Distance: about 17 km by bike

From the hotel, you follow the Flow Bike to the Thouerat lock. This is where the journey begins Terra Aventura by bike, "The little queen of locks", which winds along the Charente, through the vineyards and villages. By downloading the application for free, players are guided from puzzle to puzzle by facetious characters, the Poïz. At the end of their meetings and adventures and thanks to the correct answers collected all along the course, a cache is offered to the participants.

Well-deserved picnic using local products in the town hall park (possibility of shopping at Angouleme market from Tuesday to Sunday) or festive and friendly lunch break at the “ Fléac Guinguette » on the banks of the Charente. Then, you stop at GAEC des Sazaris, in the heart of the village of Fleac, to discover the methods of making cognac. This family business offers a complete tour, explaining the cultivation of the vine, the harvests, the distillation, the aging of the brandies, their blending or the development of Pineau. After having also taken the time to discover the small museum proposed by the Sarazis, where scenes of rural life of yesteryear rub shoulders with the tools and objects of daily life in the Charente, you return to your hotel by the Flow Vélo.

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© Stéphanie NADOUCE Charentes Tourism

Day 3: Immersion in Angoulême, capital of comics

Distance: 5 km on foot

After returning the bikes, you start this last day with the Tèrra Aventura course “ Zegraff does his comic trip ". This circuit allows a great discovery of the world of comics, an art that has become part of the city's identity.

For an even more complete experience, visit the Comic Strip Museum allows an immersion in the history of the “9th art”, but also, thanks to the numerous temporary exhibitions, beautiful forays into various works and themes.

Finally, to close the pictorial immersion, do not miss discovering the Cathedral Treasury, a contemporary and colorful masterpiece by Jean-Michel Othoniel.

From €170 per person. / 3 days / 2 nights

Based on one person in a single room

Included: bike rental, 2 nights with breakfast at the hotel, entry to visits.

WE love :

  • > The gigantic frescoes that adorn the walls of Angoulême and invite visitors to meet comic book heroes
  • > The Comic strip museum, to discover the history of the 9th art and immerse yourself in numerous temporary exhibitions
  • > The discovery of cognac know-how, who shaped the hillsides, designed the estates and made the area famous
  • > The presence of Charente river, which winds nicely through the city, and has largely contributed to its history (production of paper but also cannons, transport of salt and cognac, etc.)
  • > Accommodation committed to sustainable tourism


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