Things to see and do - Angoulême
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Angoulême Travel guide
Angoulême : Michelin's recommendations
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!
Tourist attractions Angoulême : Things to see and do
F - 16000 Angoulême
Angoulême's Old Town is best explored by walking all the way around it. The North is crisscrossed by narrow streets, whereas the South is broken up by spacious roads lined with aristocratic façades. While strolling through the area, head towards Sain..
121 r. de Bordeaux F - 16000 Angoulême
The International Cartoon Museum (cibdi) is comprised of two sites on either side of the Charente River, connected by a passageway decorated with a statue of Corto Maltese. One has a library - a true shrine to cartoons - which contains nearly all the..
1 r. Friedland - Square Girard II F - 16000 Angoulême
The Musée d'Angoulême, housed in a former bishop's palace (12C, remodelled in the 16C), has a remarkable African and Oceanic Art collection (ritual statuettes from the Congo) and a masterpiece of Celtic gold work, the Agris Helmet. The collection als..
4, rampe d'Aguesseau F - 16000 Angoulême
Situated in the historic centre of Angoulême, a 5-minute walk from Angoulême SNCF Train Station, this hotel offers air-conditioned rooms and a terrace with hot tub. The hotel is located 1 km from the Centre International de la Bande Dessinée et de l'..
179, avenue Gambetta F - 16000 ANGOULEME
"Right in the heart of Angoulême, the ibis budget Angoulême Centre-Ville hotel (formerly Etap Hotel) offers direct access to the old town and its restaurants and ramparts. Accessible on foot from the station; visit the nearby Musée de la BD or C..
80 rue Saint Roch F - 16000 Angoulême
16 pl. du Palet F - 16000 Angoulême
A chic bistro in a small street between the ramparts and the River Charente. Trained in leading restaurants, the chef rustles up appealing market sourced cuisine. Not to be missed.
1 pl. des Halles-Centrales F - 16000 Angoulême
3 pl. de la Gare F - 16000 Angoulême
A good spot opposite the station. This contemporary brasserie celebrates regional cuisine and of course fresh seafood from the Atlantic. Try the sea bass tartare with fresh coriander or red mullet roasted in anchovy tapenade.
6 r. Trois-Notre-Dame F - 16000 Angoulême
An old alley lined by small stone-faced houses forms the backdrop for this establishment... without a doubt the finest restaurant in town! The young chef's gastronomic cuisine makes for a memorable experience.