une journée à Angoulême

10 things to do in Angoulême to ensure you have an unforgettable day

Must-sees, must-dos, must-tastes during a trip to Angoulême… From the ramparts of the city high on the plateau to the banks of the Charente, on your own, with family or friends, the capital of comic books is a real treasure trove just waiting to be discovered.

1. Stroll along the ramparts

Old Angoulême is an amazing architectural jewel. By strolling along the ramparts you will be able to explore the city’s key monuments and parks.

Vue générale d Angoulême

2. Head off on a quest to find the city’s painted walls

Comic strips are here, there and everywhere in Angoulême, even on the walls. A touristic trail comprising twenty-odd painted walls, created by the “CitéCréation” cooperative: a highly-original, entertaining way to discover the city.

Download the map or the mobile app

Angoulême mur peint

3. The Cité internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l’Image

Enter the kingdom of comics: a collection unequalled in Europe, exhibitions, workshops, conferences, meeting authors… A visit to the Comics Museum and the Comics Bookshop located in historic wineries along the banks of the Charente River is a must!

Find out more about Angoulême’s Cité de la BD on

Statue Corto Maltesse Angoulême

4. Indulge in Duceau chocolates

One of the oldest shops in the city, listed as a Historical Monument, is a paradise of chocolate confectionery created by Jean Christophe Crosnier: a real local institution. The famous Marguerite is a must-taste!

Duceau Chocolaterie Angoulême

5. A cruise along the Charente River

Jump on-board the Reine Margot for a 1h45 guided cruise along the Charente River. And, why not delight in a dinner cruise (duration 2h15 to 3h15)

Charente Croisières

A wide range of other aquatic activities are proposed on the river, find out more from the Tourist Office

6. Stop off for a drink on one of Old Angoulême’s little squares

The cobblestone alleyways of Old Angoulême have a sort of Montmartre feeling to them. Stop off at Place des Halles or Place Francis Louvel, relax with a drink on a terrace and enjoy Angoulême’s gentle lifestyle.

Terrasse angouleme© Office de Tourisme Angoulême (2)-800

7. Buy a pair of “Charentaises” (slippers)

If ever there was a gift from Angoulême to offer friends or family, then it would have to be “Charentaises” (slippers)! As well as being totally up-to-the-minute, they’re also an emblem of Charente.

Les Charentaises Tcha

8. A Terra Aventura treasure hunt trail

Discover Angoulême and the region in a surprising, fun-filled way with Terra Aventura’s geocaching app.

For more details about the trail
For more details about Terra-Aventura

9. A concert at the Nef

The Nef is a well-known performance venue in Angoulême. A highly-acclaimed reference for contemporary music, it proposes an excellent quality, eclectic programme.

www.lanef-musiques.com

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@alfamist sur la scène de La Nef, merci @jocalledafriend pour la photo !

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10. A night at the Saint Gelais Hotel

This former Diocesan House located among the ramparts of the old town is now a 4* boutique hotel with a gastronomic restaurant: “L’Algorithme”. Room from €130/night.

Book a room at the Saint Gelais Hotel

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Distillerie des Moisans

Discover the world of cognac through the history of a four-generation family company.

9 impasse des chais 16440 Sireuil
Du 03/01/2022 au 22/12/2022
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Bouchez Didier - Poultry, rabbits

Poultry, rabbits, geese to roast for Christmas.

Puymard 16410 Fouquebrune
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Ferme de Dallignac

Near Angoulême, the mixed farming / dairy cow farm offers local products for direct sale. The Dallignac farm also produces honey and offers products derived from honey (candies, soft caramels, etc.)
Producer of beef, milk-fed veal, honey and derived products, grape juice, fruit jam, poppy or elderberry confit and syrup, milk jam, nuts, canned meats (veal pâtés, burgundy, tripe. ..). The sale of meat is done by reservation, every month. Delivery possible, withdrawal from the farm or farmers' markets. The farm can be visited only by reservation. Educational visits can be made for classes, leisure centers ...

11 route des Balatries 16250 Chadurie
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Domaine des Quillets

Welcome to the 'Domaine des Quillets'.
Since five generations we produce the cognac 'Paul Rumeau'. We produce, distil and age all our production at the Domaine.
During the visit you will be able to follow the evolution of the grape and discover the different production methods of Cognac and Pineau des Charentes. Finally, we will invite your taste buds to discover our production during a free tasting.
Product details: Cognac VS / VSOP / XO - Pineau des Charentes red / white - Liqueurs
HVE (high environmental value) operation aimed at conserving biodiversity and nature.

Les Quillets 16250 Champagne-Vigny
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Furnished house_up to 4 people - La Maison des Aulnes

L'île de Malvy is a private island of one hectare located between Angoulême and Cognac (in Charente).

Nestled in a green valley and sheltered by the river that surrounds it, it is a haven of peace.
Its magnificent gardens along the river, its water reservoirs blossoming into impetuous waterfalls, its characterful reception room, and its two charming cottages, Les Aulnes and Les Frênes, make it the idyllic setting for any event.

The beauty of the surrounding nature, the tranquility of the place, invite you to rest and dream. You will fall in love with this intimate and poetic place where everything is only grace and beauty.


"La Maison des Aulnes" (80m²) can accommodate 4 people and is composed on the ground floor of a kitchen (fridge, dishwasher, stove 4 fires, microwave oven) open to a lounge area and a dining room.

You have a television, a DVD player and a hi-fi system.

Upstairs: a first bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom (shower + sink), a second bedroom with two single beds and sink, and finally separate toilet.

The garden adjoining the house is dedicated to you. To relax, you will find 4 chairs and a garden furniture that can accommodate 4 guests.

Bed linen and towels are included in the price.


This rental requires constant monitoring of young children because of the presence of the river all around the house. Bicycles and 2 kayaks will be at your disposal.

Pets are allowed provided you do not disturb the tranquility of the place.

Ile de Malvy - 4 route de Malvy 16120 Mosnac
Du 02/01/2022 au 30/12/2022
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Furnished house_up to 4 people - La Maison des Frênes

L'île de Malvy is a private island of one hectare located between Angoulême and Cognac (in Charente).

Nestled in a green valley and sheltered by the river that surrounds it, it is a haven of peace.
Its magnificent gardens along the river, its water reservoirs blossoming into impetuous waterfalls, its characterful reception room, and its two charming cottages, Les Aulnes and Les Frênes, make it the idyllic setting for any event.

The beauty of the surrounding nature, the tranquility of the place, invite you to rest and dream. You will fall in love with this intimate and poetic place where everything is only grace and beauty.


"La Maison des Frênes", single storey (60 m2) is ideal for 4 people and includes:

- An equipped kitchen (fridge, dishwasher, cooker 4 fires, combined oven) opened on a space dining room.

- A living room that turns into a bedroom when it comes night (2 single beds). You have a television (French and English channels), a DVD player and a hi-fi system.

- A bedroom with a double bed opening onto a bathroom (a shower, a sink, a bidet, a toilet and a washing machine).

- The garden adjoining the house is dedicated to you. To relax, you will find 4 chairs and a garden furniture and a barbecue.


Bed linen and towels are included in the price.

Beds made on arrival (free).

Baby equipment available for free on request.

Free WIFI.

4 bicycles, 4 mountain bikes, 1 child trailer and 2 kayaks will also be provided free of charge.

Cleaning charge on request: 30 €.


This rental requires constant monitoring of young children because of the presence of the river all around the house.

Pets are allowed provided you do not disturb the tranquility of the place.

4 route de Malvy Ile de Malvy 16120 Mosnac
Du 03/01/2022 au 31/12/2022
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