Angoulême

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownAngoulême
Insee code16015
Postcode16000
Latitude45.6483770
Longitude0.1562369
AltitudeFrom 25 to 130 meters
Surface21.85 km²
Population44407 inhabitants
Density2032 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsGond-Pontouvre at 2.2 km
DepartmentCharenteSoyaux at 3 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

Angoulême The city is built on a rocky promontory overlooking the 80-meter valley of the Charente river which describes a large meander.

Occupied since prehistoric times, the city was walled at the end of the Lower Roman Empire. Capital County of Taillefer, Lusignan and Valois, instead of endless conflict during the wars of religion, an important river port until the 19th century capital of the Comic Strip today, the city has many relics of the past as interesting modern amenities.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Cathedral.
  • City Hall (old count's castle).
  • Theatre.
  • Walls.
  • Green Garden.
  • International City Comics and Image.
  • Regional Fund for Contemporary Art.
  • Museum of the Archaeological and Historical Society of the Charente.
  • Paper Museum.
  • Museum of Angoulême.
  • Golf Hiking along the Charente Coulée Verte.
  • Activities: Hiking - Canoeing - Bowling - Billiards - Golf ...
  • International Chocolate (during the school holidays) for adults and children over 5 years and pottery courses 7-16 years are offered by the Office of Tourism.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Angoulême
Information pointsTourist Office of Angoulême
Leisure centresMuseum of Fine Art of Angoulême,   Museum of La Société Archéologique et Historique de La Charente,   Museum of La bande dessinée,   Museum of the Papier - Le Nil
MonumentsAbbey Saint-Ausone,   Abbey Saint-Cybard,   Cathedral Saint-Pierre,   Church Notre-Dame d'Obézine,   Church Saint-André,   Church Saint-Jacques de l'Houmeau,   Church Saint-Martial,   Town Hall of Angoulême
Performance hallsLa Nef,   Theatre of Angoulême,   Theatre of L'Eperon

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Fair: 2 and 15 of each month.
  • Flea Market: 3rd Sunday of October to May (up Mulac, Saint Cybard).
  • Markets: Halles and Place Victor Hugo (every morning except Monday).
  • January: Comics Festival.
  • March: The head in the clouds.
  • April: Odds and ends - the Great Strides Angoulême - Fair exhibition and fair of Real Estate - Amateur Film Festival.
  • May: International Organ Festival - Theater festivals - Music Métis.
  • June: River Festival.
  • August: Guinguette Mobile - Cutting Balloon.
  • September: Tour of the ramparts.
  • October: Fair Housing - Piano en Valois - Collectors Fair - Festival of Birds - Wedding Show.
  • November: Gastronomades - Piano en Valois - Home Living Passion.
  • December: Christmas farmer Poitou Charentes.
Detailed information
International Comic Strip FestivalThe worldwide gathering for all comic strips
In January 2015

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Lake St. Yrieix.
  • 3 trails (walks 4 km): "Sources of the Touvre", "the valley of Clear Water" in Puymoyen and "Brandes Soyaux".
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Kizou Aventures attraction parkEntertainmentFrom 7.50 € to 9.50 €Gond-Pontouvre (4.2 km)
Gyroplane microlight flight over CharenteSports sensationsFrom 60 € to 160 €Saint-Ciers-sur-Bonnieure (24 km)

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PHOTOS

RampartsRamparts
 
Town HallTown Hall
Cathedral of St. PierreCathedral of St. Pierre
 
MuralMural
Mural: New York CharenteMural: New York Charente
 
National Center for Comics and ImageNational Center for Comics and Image
Circuit des RempartsCircuit des Remparts
 
Angoulême by nightAngoulême by night
Statue of CarnotStatue of Carnot
 
Cathedral of St. PeterCathedral of St. Peter
Cathédrale Saint-PierreCathédrale Saint-Pierre
  

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WEATHER

Wednesday 30 July
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Thursday 31 July
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Friday 1 August
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RESTAURANTS

 
Indian restaurantLe Jardin de Kashmir  
8.8
  SPECIAL OFFER
Angoulême
The Indo-Pakistani restaurant, Le Jardin de Kashmir installed in the center of Angoulême, offers a culinary journey that your taste buds will not forget anytime soon. The frame is typically...
Located in Angoulême22 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Angoulème Nord - Saint-Yriex  
6.3
  SPECIAL OFFER
Saint-Yrieix-sur-Charente
LITERATURE AND FOOD - Whether you like old buildings (old medieval fortress), literature (Castle Balzac), or just the beautiful natural areas around the Charente region of Angoulême...
Located 2.6 km from Angoulême19 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 3 bedroomsDemeure des D.A.M.    
9.9
Linars
A few minutes of Angoulême, Marie-Paule and Gérard Vanhoutte welcome you in a completely renovated house Charente. Nature and tranquility await you in these hotels 3 stars, featuring...
Located 5.6 km from AngoulêmeFrom 58 € to 62 € the double room 
Farm with 6 bedroomsLe thie    
9.7
Dirac
10mn of Angouleme, and in an old farmhouse, bears, flowers in the countryside, 4 cottages and 3 rooms and breakfast welcome you all year, to discover our beautiful Charente, for holidays...
Located 6.5 km from AngoulêmeFrom 64 € to 65 € the double room 
Apartment with 5 bedroomsChambres d'hotes     NEW
Nersac
Twenty minutes from the center of Cognac, close to the heart of angouleme stands on the. Heights of the countryside the castle mothe charente overlooking the Charente. On the road to...
Located 8.1 km from Angoulême110 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 5 personsBelle maison charentaise   NEW
Touvre
15 minutes from Angoulême, near 3 golf courses, canoeing, hiking, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom with shower, tv, library, comfort of a real Charente.
Located 8.1 km from AngoulêmeFrom 875 € to 945 € per week 
Manor house for 5 personsLe Courlis des fins bois  
10
Mérignac
Detached cottage Bungalow (entrance) housed in a house surrounded by a large garden on the edge of a village in West Charente. Room with kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 2 toilets....
Located 19.4 km from AngoulêmeFrom 325 € to 470 € per week 
House for 5 personsGite logis des fins bois  
9.6
Sigogne
Comfortable cottage with pool 6X12 in the vineyards of Cognac.  2 bedrooms, 1 living room, dining room, total area 87 m², private terrace, outdoor games for children, free bicycle rental,...
Located 26 km from AngoulêmeFrom 465 € to 600 € per week 

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HOTELS

Hotel du Palais - Hotel in AngoulêmeHotel du Palais     
8.2
Angoulême
With a view of the Palais de Justice, this 18th-century former convent is a 5-minute walk from the town hall. Saint Pierre Cathedral and the covered market can be found within 150 metres...
Located in AngoulêmeRoom from 72 €
Hotel Epi d'Or - Hotel in AngoulêmeHotel Epi d'Or     
7.6
Angoulême
This hotel is located 1 km from the heart of Angoulême, close to the Victor Hugo market and pedestrian streets. It offers free Wi-Fi and soundproofed rooms with a flat-screen TV and...
Located in AngoulêmeRoom from 49 €
Appart'City Angouleme - Hotel in AngoulêmeAppart'City Angouleme     
7.3
Angoulême
Set in a former abbey, this residence is located in Angoulême, on the banks of Charente River and a 15-minute walk from Saint-Pierre Cathedral. It offers studios and apartments with...
Located in AngoulêmeRoom from 33 €

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Hôtel François Premier Cognac Centre
Located in Cognac, 1.1 km from Cognac Train Station, this hotel is housed in an elegant 19th-century building and offers an indoor swimming pool. A wellness...
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