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Angouleme, the french comic-strip capital

Stroll along the ramparts of French city Angoulême, where intricate murals and quirky cartoons brighten building façades. France is a comic-mad country, and Angoulême is the centre of the bande dessinée world, home to the glass-panelled National Comic Strip Centre and exuberant International Comics Festival.

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After having a walk along the 4th, 13th and 16th century ramparts, what about discovering the St Peter’s cathedral. Dating back to the 12th century, the building was modified several times. But this one stays a great example of the regional romanesque architecture and sculpture.

If you are fond of religious architecture, you will have a lot to visit and you may be spoiled for choice, between remains of abbeys such as the St Ausonne ruins, or other churches such as the St André’s one. In a totally different style, wander around the covered market. Its architecture of glass and iron echoes the Baltard Pavillon near Paris.

You can also admire the Town Hall, keeping some remains of the medieval castle built here before. Its crenellated towers remind of a fortress. Around Angoulême, nature lovers will be happy to find the Charente valley, which provides very pleasant footpathes and landscapes.

Angouleme station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Angouleme.

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Angouleme -> san sebastian -> rome Hello, We have a wedding in Aubeterre-sur-drone, France next year. I would like to figure out the best transportation methods from Angouleme, France (where we return our rental car after the wedding) to San Sebastian & Rome. I do not care which (...)

Linds Bonnett | 2017/10/02 complete | 1 Comments
Site not letting me book trip from angouleme to paris cdg Site is giving me error message: This trip is temporarily unavailable for online booking. Please try your request again. If you continue to have an issue and see this message again, please contact us for further assistance. For trip on August (...)

C Miller | 2016/06/24 complete | 1 Comments
Angouleme-paris round-trip. does it make sense to buy a rail pass? how much are reservations? My wife and I both 60+, Angouleme to Paris May 17 and back May 20. 1st class on TGV is 326 Euros. Does it make sense to buy a pass? Is there enough time? How much do reservations cost?

Art Bast | 2016/05/09 complete | 1 Comments
Ticket name change I have an e-ticket for train travel form Angouleme to Bordeaux and my first name is my nickname - Chip versus Christopher. Will this create any problems with boarding the train and do I need to change (...)

Chip McArdle | 2015/06/09 complete | 1 Comments
Getting from cdg to limoges by train, then a local rental car? We (2 adults) will be visiting the Haute Vienne area of France outside Limoges a few times each year, flying over from the U.S. We think flying into CDG will get us the best trans-Atlantic airfares. With that in mind, we're trying to figure out (...)

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    "This fast efficient travel to Angouleme was further enhanced by new carriage we were in with its more comfortable seats and abundant luggage space. "

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    Pretty Nice Way to Travel |
    "It was a nice trip, left and arrived on time and our reservation was honored. A couple of suggestions that will make travel a bit easier for foreigners that are not that familiar with the French system. First, get rid of that composting system. It does not seem to serve any useful purpose, except for the composting machine vendors. Also, improve your web sight. It is not very intuitive and gave apparently incorrect instructions. We made and paid on line and got an email that said that we would be sent a message confirming our ticket within two days. It never arrived so we got nervous about whether we had been scammed and had to go to the station to pick up the tickets. Finally, it would be good to make the voiture numbers more evident, they are hard to find and see. "

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    "This was our first leg on a 10 day rail tour. Everything was well organised .the bar staff efficient and friendly "

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