Le Trésor de la Cathédrale

The Cathedral Treasury

The Saint-Pierre d'Angoulême cathedral is remarkable both for its Romanesque architecture dating from the 2016th century and for its Treasure created by the visual artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. Since XNUMX, the Treasury has revealed in three rooms part of the important collection of religious objects from the diocesan deposit. The colored blown glass, the favorite material of the artist who […]

Les Halles centrales

The central market

A masterpiece of late XNUMXth century metal architecture inspired by the Pavillons Baltard. Les Halles overlooks the northern ramparts of the "old town" and occupies a balcony site which offers a very extensive view of the Charente valley, in particular the Houmeau district, a former lively shopping district down to […]

Les murs peints

The painted walls

Frescoes in the colors of comic strips are displayed on the walls of the capital of the 9th art, but also works by various street art artists... A wandering decodes behind the scenes of their history and their techniques... The city of Angoulême has initiated an extensive program of comic strip murals. With more than one […]

Corto, Hergé & Lucien

Corto, Hergé & Lucien

In addition to the many painted walls, the world capital of comics has been enriched with statues: the famous Lucien, by Franck Margerin, has been on display since 2015 on the roof of Angoulême station. An obelisk 4,5 meters high and not far from 7 tons, a tribute to René Goscinny, sits since 2017 on […]

les Chais Magelis

the Magelis cellars

First brandy cellars in 1857, The 11 bodies of buildings whose gables form a sequenced facade, were transformed in 1910 into a felt factory for stationery. Today, “Les Chais Magelis”, located on the banks of the Charente, in the heart of the image district, have undergone careful rehabilitation. These old cellars, dating from the XNUMXth […]

L’Hôtel de Ville

City Hall

The town hall of Angoulême is a public building built from 1858 to 1869 in the heart of the upper town of Angoulême. Designed by the architect Paul Abadie in a fairly eclectic style largely inspired by medieval aesthetics and punctuated by a few references to the Renaissance or Classicism, it stands on the site of the former castle […]

La balade des Remparts

The Ramparts walk

The city was protected by ramparts from the Lower Roman Empire which were rebuilt and enlarged in the Middle Ages. The walk along the ramparts of Angoulême offers magnificent views of the surrounding landscapes and the valleys of the Charente and that of Anguienne. Perched on a plateau of about 80 meters, offering […]

La Cathédrale romane Saint-Pierre

The Romanesque Cathedral of Saint-Pierre

Angoulême has the distinction of having a Romanesque cathedral and not a Gothic one like so many other towns in France. Historic monument since 1840 The exceptional quality of its architecture and its sculpted program make this XNUMXth century Romanesque building an essential destination for lovers of medieval art. Its restoration – begun […]

Le Musée d’Angoulême

The Angoulême Museum

Installed at the apse of the cathedral, in the former bishopric, the Angoulême Museum revolves around three collections developed over its history. Two of them, of international importance, the collection of the arts of Africa and Oceania and the collection of Archeology, make it possible to evoke respectively the diversity of cultures throughout the world and the original times, from dinosaurs to medieval times. The collection […]

La Vallée des Eaux Claires

The Valley of Clear Waters

Discover one of the most beautiful valleys of Charente classified as a "site of European interest" because of its ecological richness. With its limestone cliffs and its Mediterranean vegetation you will find false airs of "Causses". To the south, the limestone soils and the shallow soil favor the presence of plants […]