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Angoulême, a city steeped in history and art, is a captivating destination located in the Charente department, in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Known for its rich architectural heritage, its painted walls and its International Comic Strip Festival, Angoulême is an essential stopover for lovers of art, culture and gastronomy.

Angoulême and comics

The painted walls of Angoulême are a unique attraction that adds an artistic touch to the city. Around thirty frescoes dot the city and feature comic book characters and authors. Each mural tells a different story, providing a great insight into the history of comics.

For comic book enthusiasts, Angoulême is a true paradise. THE Festival International de la Bande Dessinée takes place every year on the last weekend of January. It attracts tens of thousands of visitors. Attend exhibitions, signing sessions, conferences and film screenings, and discover the talent of comic book authors from around the world.

cultural and natural heritage

However, Angoulême is not limited to its comic book festival. Its old town, perched on a rocky outcrop, offers a charming medieval atmosphere with its narrow cobbled streets, historic buildings and battlements. Explore the winding streets and discover fascinating cultural spots, such as the cathédrale Saint-Pierre, Angoulême Castle, or the Musée du papier.

In addition to its cultural heritage, gourmets will not be left out in Angoulême. The city offers a multitude of restaurants and cafes, where you can taste a wide variety of cuisines. So, don't miss out on visiting the Halles, where you will find a wide variety of fresh products and regional specialties.

Furthermore, the surrounding region offers numerous activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Make a junior cruise course on the Charente, stroll through the spectacular Eaux Claires valley, or cycle on the Flow vélo. Also explore the cognac vineyards on a wine excursion, or relax in one of the city's magnificent gardens.

Whether you are with family, as a couple or with friends, Angoulême will seduce you with its timeless charm. So, come and discover the many attractions of this remarkable city and let yourself be captivated by its unique atmosphere.