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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.
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.
Getting to and from Angouleme
|From Paris Cdg Airport||03:11|
|From La Rochelle||01:54|
|From St Pierre Des Corps||01:21|
|From Marne La Vallee||02:58|
|From St Saviol||00:32|
|From Jarnac Charente||00:26|
|From La Rochefoucauld||00:22|
|From Roumazieres Loube||00:43|
|From St Junien||01:08|
|To Jarnac Charente||00:30|
|To Roumazieres Loube||02:56|
|To Marne La Vallee||03:03|
|To Paris Cdg Airport||03:19|
|To St Junien||03:24|
|To La Rochelle||03:43|
|To St Pierre Des Corps||03:45|
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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