Choose Angoulême as your holiday destination, famous for its international Comic Strip festival that was founded in 1974. If there is one event that should not be missed here in Angoulême, it is this festival that takes place each year in January. The town has undergone changes over time in order to promote the festival and today it is the comic strip capital of the world! As you wander down the little lanes, you will discover a unique circuit with whole walls painted like comic strips! But that’s not all: the Comic Strip Museum, the plaques around the town, the buses and even the letter boxes in Angoulême will take you on a journey through a world of pictures!
Angoulême, with its Ville d’Art et d’Histoire label, has a rich history and architectural monuments that will leave you speechless. Romanesque architecture is omnipresent and visible in St Peter’s Cathedral for instance as well a large number of Romanesque churches. You will find yourself spellbound by the tranquil ambiance at the outskirts of the town where the Charente River flows on its way to the Atlantic Ocean. If you follow the ‘La Coulée Verte’- an ancient tow path - you will discover some breath-taking nature. You will also come across castles, mills, bridges and locks. Don’t wait a moment longer to visit the town Angoulême!
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