The 46th International Comic Book Festival 2019, the cult event of Angoulême, will take place from January 24th to January 27th. You can learn more about the 2018 edition of the festival (official selection, program of events, practical information) on the festival’s official website.
Are you planning to attend? Don’t delay—book your lodging today. If you’re looking for a good deal, enjoy a more affordable holiday by choosing a hotel located outside the city centre of Angoulême: discover our B&B Hôtel à Angoulême. It’s the perfect way to avoid the higher room rates and crowds of people in the downtown area!
Are you looking for suggestions of what to do in Angoulême and what to see around the city?
Angoulême has numerous museums for you to discover during a stay in the city.
The museum built on the site of a former paper mill offers permanent and temporary expositions based on the paper industry and related topics (printing, etc.) You can also take a guided tour of the site. At the very affordable rate of 3€ per person (2€ at the reduced rate), this museum is a perfect low-cost family outing!
The Musée de la BD offers comic book expositions that make its collection unique in all of Europe. For 7€ per person (normal rate), it offers a visit full of surprises, that is sure to delight children and adults alike!
The Musée d’Angoulême offers expositions, conferences and workshops that give visitors insight into the city’s rich heritage. At the price of 5€ (individual entry fee), it’s the perfect activity if you want to discover Angoulême in just a few hours.
Travelling on a shoestring? There’s no need to worry: the Musée de la BD and the Musée de la Decouverte are free to visit on the first Sunday of each month!
Here are some tips for establishing an itinerary during your stay in the city of Angoulême!
Don’t hesitate to visit the city’s historic monuments: the Cathédrale Saint Pierre, the Abbaye de Saint-Cybard, the City Hall...these buildings offer a chance to discover different styles of architecture!
You can also visit the Letuffe Chocolaterie, an artisanal factory at the gates of Angoulême, on your own or through a guided tour. They have a store in the heart of the city centre, where you can buy chocolate and other sweets.
The Halles d’Angoulême are also worth a visit. Built on the site of an old fortified castle, they are famous for their unusual architecture. This building is home to the city’s largest market: a perfect place to do your shopping.
The magnificent ramparts of Angoulême are a famous viewpoint for admiring the Charente river and the city’s Golf Club. An idyllic place to take a break and breathe in some fresh air!
Looking for something more out of the ordinary to do? Discover the Ile Marquet, where you can walk through a forest at the heart of the city of Angoulême.
You can also take a cruise down the Charente on the Reine Margot: choose from a simple visit of just under two hours or a lunch or dinner cruise—a great idea for a romantic outing.
You can find numerous castles near Angoulême: the Château de la Rochefoucauld, the Château de Balzac, the Château de la Roche Courbon and the Château de Hautefort. Staying in the city, you’ll be perfectly placed to visit the surrounding area’s many castles!
What better to do with your family than visit some animals? Take your children to the Aquarium du Périgord, one of Europe’s largest aquariums, or the Zoodysée, a 30-hectare zoo just 1 hour from the city—or you can visit the Ferme Exotique, which offers fun-filled trails amidst animals from all the different continents!