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
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..
1 place St-Pierre
St.Peter's Cathedral dates from the 12thC. The Poitiers style sculptured mural that makes up the stunning façade in which more than 70 characters, sculptures and bas-reliefs depict the Final judgement. The inside is highlighted by its sheer size. Rem..
121 rue de Bordeaux
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 Place Perot, L'eperon F - 16000 Angoulême
This hotel is located in the centre of Angouleme, 400 metres from the SNCF train station and 300 metres from the pedestrian streets of Old Angouleme. The Citotel Europeen offers rooms with flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and free Wi-Fi inter..
1 place des halles centrales F - 16000 ANGOULEME
Prix Prices from : 105 €
Ideally located in the centre of the town, and very close to the mainline railway station, the Mercure Angoulême Hôtel de France is set in the beauty of a 19th Century home. Enjoy our garden with its view over the historic town ramparts and be impre..
4 place Francis Louvel F - 16000 Angoulême
With a view of the Palais de Justice, this 18th-century former convent is a 5-minute walk from the town hall. Saint Pierre Cathedral and the covered market can be found within 150 metres of the hotel. Each room at Hotel du Palais has an en suite bat..
178 rue de Limoges F - 16000 Angoulême
Fabrice Salzat, who used to run a restaurant near the train station, has opened this extremely pleasant little contemporary bistro on the outskirts of the city. His cuisine is contemporary but also includes some more traditional dishes like foie gra..
6 rue 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.
3 place 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.
16 place 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 place des Halles-Centrales F - 16000 Angoulême