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Angoulême

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente

Angoulême - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente
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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAngoulême
Postcode16000
Tourism labels
Latitude45.6483770 (N 45° 38’ 54”)
Longitude0.1562369 (E 0° 9’ 22”)
AltitudeFrom 25m to 130m
Surface area21.85 km²
Population44704 inhabitants
Density2045 inhabitants/km²
Insee code16015
IntercommunalityCA du Grand Angoulême
DepartmentCharente
RegionPoitou-Charentes

Nearest cities & towns

Gond-Pontouvre3.4 km (11 min)
Soyaux3.5 km (10 min)
Saint-Yrieix-sur-Charente4.2 km (9 min)
L'Isle-d'Espagnac5 km (12 min)
Puymoyen6.1 km (11 min)
Saint-Michel6.1 km (12 min)
Fléac6.6 km (13 min)
Linars6.8 km (13 min)
Ruelle-sur-Touvre7 km (13 min)
Voeuil-et-Giget8.6 km (14 min)
Balzac8.7 km (16 min)
Garat9.5 km (16 min)
Trois-Palis9.6 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Detailed information

International Comic Strip Festival
The worldwide gathering for all comic stripsFrom 29 to 31 january 2016

Photos

Ramparts
Ramparts
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Town Hall
Town Hall
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Cathedral of St. Pierre
Cathedral of St. Pierre
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Mural
Mural
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Mural: New York Charente
Mural: New York Charente
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National Center for Comics and Image
National Center for Comics and Image
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Circuit des Remparts
Circuit des Remparts
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Angoulême by night
Angoulême by night
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Statue of Carnot
Statue of Carnot
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Cathedral of St. Peter
Cathedral of St. Peter
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Cathédrale Saint-Pierre
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre
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Weather

Tuesday 1 september
Min. 14°C - Max. 20°C
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Wednesday 2 september
Min. 14°C - Max. 19°C
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Thursday 3 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 20°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Gyroplane microlight flight over Charente
Sports sensations60 € to 160 € Saint-Ciers-sur-Bonnieure (24 km)
Spider trail in the trees
Sports sensations8 € to 20 € Taizé-Aizie (46 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Trotte-Renard Mill
Village visitEasy1h30Bunzac (16.3 km)
Banks of the Tardoire
HikeEasy1h30Eymouthiers (30 km)
La Vallade loop
HikeEasy3h30Saint-Saud-Lacoussière (53 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels