Charentes
Angoulême
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Angoulême The Essential
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Overhanging the Charente River, the old town of Angoulême has three faces; to the north, the narrow alleys, to the south, the aristocratic houses and to the East the business area. Famous for its paper mills (the famous « Angoulême vellum »), it is, above, all the capital of the cartoon. In 1975 a handful of madmen created the famous festival. This has earned it world-wide renown and now it's everywhere... even on the paving slabs!

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Angoulême
Old Town
Old Town
Angoulême's Old Town is best explored by
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St.Peter's Cathedral
St.Peter's Cathedral
St.Peter's Cathedral dates from the
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International Cartoon Museum
International Cartoon Museum
The International Cartoon Museum (cibdi)
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Angoulême Town Hall
Angoulême Town Hall
The Hotel de Ville was built in 1868 by
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Southern Ramparts (Angoulême)
Southern Ramparts (Angoulême)
Behind the monumental statue of Cranot,
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Angoulême Museum
Angoulême Museum
The Musée d'Angoulême, housed in a
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