On April 17, 1524, the navigator Jean de Verrazano discovered the Hudson Bay and named it “Land of Angoulême”, in honor of François I. This is how New York was called “Angoulême” for a hundred years! On the occasion of the 1th anniversary of this formidable epic, relatively little known until recently, the City of Angoulême […]

Festival Musiques Métisses

Métis Music Festival

From June 6 to 8, 2024 Esplanade des Chais in Angoulême A must-see musical event for more than 45 years, the Musiques Métisses festival showcases artists on the world stage and continues to be on the lookout for new or established talents by exploring the planet in search of new nuggets. During three […]

Food Aventura, le premier « Food Tour » Charentais

Food Aventura, the first Charentais “Food Tour”

Accompanied by a “Food Guide”, this walk, lasting around 4 hours, crisscrosses the “plateau” and discovers the Halles, the town hall, the cathedral, and the streets of old Angoulême. The walk is punctuated by six gourmet breaks: savory, sweet, tastings of regional alcohols or other original discoveries... Since the beginning of spring […]

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 […]

Pass Découverte : des bons plans toute l’année

Discovery Pass: good deals all year round

From Angoulême to Saintes, via Cognac, follow the course of the Charente river and discover tourist sites at reduced prices! The Discovery Pass offers you an exhaustive tourist and cultural offer and gives you access to advantages to take full advantage of them: cultural, leisure, outdoor activities, river cruises, guided tours, […]

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 […]

Eveillez vos papilles !

Awaken your taste buds!

Charentais products at the Halles d'Angoulême, between Cognac and Chocolate Your program Visit of the Halles d'Angoulême 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Built by the architect Edouard Warin and the engineer Pommier, the halls replaced the Châtelet in 1888, the former fortified castle of XNUMXth century later transformed into a prison. This beautiful architecture combining iron and glass is […]

SAXV Charente Rugby de roc et de feu

SAXV Charente Rugby of rock and fire

The Pays d'Angoulême is proud to count on its rugby club, SAXV Charente Rugby, which plays in Pro D2! ! The SAXV Charente Rugby, a whole story The SAXV Charente Rugby is […]

Bienvenue aux camping-caristes

Welcome motorhomes

On the occasion of the summer holidays, many motorhome owners travel from the north to the south of France and even Europe, favoring the National Roads and stages where they can mix useful rest with pleasant discovery. . For these travelers, Angoulême and its region are an ideal stopover. On a perfectly equipped campsite […]

Week-end « bas carbone » à Angoulême, « capitale de la bd »

"Low carbon" weekend in Angoulême, "capital of comics"

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! It is […]