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The painted walls of Angoulême are a must-see attraction for visitors exploring this charming city in southwest France. Since the 1980s, Angoulême has transformed into an open-air gallery, offering a unique visual spectacle on every street corner.

With more than thirty painted walls, Angoulême has a recognized and unique tourist route. Indeed, these frescoes, spread throughout the city center and its suburban districts, are signed by big names in comics or evoke its characters and authors. Thus, each one tells a story inspired by comics, literature, local history or world culture.

To discover the painted walls of Angoulême, there is nothing like a stroll through the picturesque streets of the city. Photography enthusiasts will find an inexhaustible source of inspiration here. While art enthusiasts will be able to admire the talent and creativity of local and international artists.

Furthermore, numerous colorful street furniture complete the route: the night lighting of certain frescoes, theObélisque tribute to René Goscinny, the Menhir & the Lucien on the station square, the buste of Hergé, And much more.

Ultimately, the painted walls of Angoulême are much more than simple urban decorations; they are also witnesses to the culture and identity of this dynamic and welcoming city. This is why the tourist office regularly offers guided tours of this living heritage which has earned Angoulême the status of UNESCO creative city.